The Univeristy of Melbourne The Royal Melbourne Hopspital

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Research Projects

Project: Development and optimisation of methods for direct-sample capture of bacterial pathogens for long-read sequencing

Coin Group

This project focuses pathogen detection and characterisation by developing and optimising methods for direct-sample capture of bacterial pathogens. By eliminating the need for culture and isolation steps, this approach aims to streamline and accelerate the identification of bacterial pathogens from complex samples. Through the integration of innovative molecular techniques and state-of-the-art sequencing technologies, we aim to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of pathogen detection, contributing to the development of more effective diagnostic and surveillance strategies.

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Project Supervisor

Prof Lachlan Coin

Project Co-supervisor

Dr Thi Nhu An Nguyen

Project availability

Coin Group

3 vacancies

Viral Infectious Diseases
Antimicrobial Resistance
Bacterial and Parasitic Infections
Cross Cutting Disciplines
Discovery Research
Computational Science and Genomics
Clinical and health systems research

The Coin group applies genomic sequencing to characterise and understand the dynamics of  human and bacterial genomics and transcriptomics. We utilise long-read, real-time sequencing for detection and characterization of bacterial pathogens direct from samples, and are leaders in the development of host immune response biomarkers for detection of bacterial and viral infections.We develop and use algorithmic approaches for analysis of high throughput sequence data.