Development of a Luminex®-based molecular alternative for classical microbiological subtyping techniques, Salmonella phage typing as a case study

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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The PhD-project SalMolType aims to develop an alternative, molecular method for the subtyping of a pathogen. Subtyping of pathogens is essential for surveillance and timely confinement of an outbreak, since it enables us to identify a link between a human isolate and the source of an infection. Molecular techniques allow, in comparison to traditional microbiological subtyping methods, a more convenient standardisation, higher accuracy, they are faster and, in general, more objective.

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