Molecular Typing Activities

Molecular Epidemiology of C.diphtheriae and C.ulcerans in Europe (WP7)

Objectives

  • To evaluate and establish rapid molecular typing methods and create an on line access database for genotypes and epidemiological data.

  • To develop novel tools for integrated molecular epidemiological characterisation so as to gain a clearer understanding of the spread of epidemic clones throughout the European Region.

  • Key Activities

  • Questionnaire assessment of typing in selected countries.

  • Preparation and despatch of a standard panel of strains for molecular typing EQA.

  • Molecular typing on strain panel; development of novel and rapid typing tool(s).

  • Preparation of standard protocols for typing.

  • Development of DIPNET genotype database.