University of Münster
Founded in 1780, the WWU Münster is the third largest university in Germany. In January 2011 an Ion Torrent Personal Genome machine was installed at WWU, thereby making it one of the first five institutions to install a platform this kind worldwide. The associated university hospital ‘Universitätsklinikum Münster’ (UKM) serves a large urban and rural catchment area and is the referral centre for tertiary care in the region.
Analysis by whole genome sequencing of the population structure and epidemiology of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in hospitals of the Münsterland region, applications and evaluation of three NGS platforms and optical mapping, Ion Torrent sequencing service.
- Geographic distribution of Staphylococcus aureus causing invasive infections in Europe: a molecular-epidemiological analysis. PLoS Med 2010 7 (1) : e1000215. [pmid]
- Prospective genomic characterization of the German enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O104:H4 outbreak by rapid next generation sequencing technology PLoS ONE 2011 6 (7) : e22751. [pmid]
- Automated DNA sequence-based early warning system for the detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus outbreaks. PLoS Med 2006 3 (3) : e33. [pmid]