Welcome to the Patho-NGen-Trace website!

Our aim was to develop new applications of Next-Generation-Sequencing (NGS) for microbial disease surveillance and early warning systems.

We were funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and our multidisciplinary international consortium consisted of partners from both academia (clinical microbiologists and scientists) and industry (SMEs specializing in software applications).

Patho-NGen-Trace ran from January 2012 until June 2016. Even though the project has reached its goals, the consortium has decided to keep working together and will keep you updated on further achievements.

News & Events

PathoNGen-Trace Final Meeting

Jun 22, 2016

One last time before the the PathoNGen-Trace project comes to an end, the consortium gathered for...

PathoNGen-Trace´s Martin Maiden elected for two fellowships

Jun 14, 2016

Martin Maiden, Professor of Molecular Epidemiology at the University of Oxford Department of...


Next generation sequencing (NGS) has fundamentally altered genomic research. New developments will bring NGS costs and performance down to an everybody’s technology with extreme potential for ultra fast and accurate molecular typing and diagnostic as it provides the ultimative whole genome information.

However, technical and bioinformatics constraints restrict the application of NGS to few highly experienced laboratories. The goal of the project was the transition of NGS from a basic research tool to a highly efficient technology for pathogen typing and diagnostics on the EU level.