Validation of a Bioinformatics Workflow for Routine Analysis of Whole-Genome Sequencing Data and Related Challenges for Pathogen Typing in a European National Reference Center: as a Proof-of-Concept.

Last updated on 29-3-2019 by Kevin Vanneste

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Abstract:

Despite being a well-established research method, the use of whole-genome sequencing (WGS) for routine molecular typing and pathogen characterization remains a substantial challenge due to the required bioinformatics resources and/or expertise. Moreover, many national reference laboratories and centers, as well as other laboratories working under a quality system, require extensive validation to demonstrate that employed methods are “fit-for-purpose” and provide high-quality results. A harmonized framework with guidelines for the validation of WGS workflows does currently, however, not exis…

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