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Bacterial Genomes: Disease Outbreaks and Antimicrobial Resistance

Wellcome Genome Campus via FutureLearn


The increase in resistance of harmful bacteria to antibiotics is a major global threat to health. Here we explore bacterial genomes and the use of genome sequencing to identify and track these drug resistant bacteria. Join us to discover how genome research is helping scientists and healthcare professionals track disease outbreaks and prevent the rise of antibiotic resistant ‘superbugs’.

This course will be of interest to scientists, healthcare professionals, biomedical researchers and bioinformaticians. The course offers all learners an opportunity to learn about genomes, disease, and antimicrobial resistance. You require no previous knowledge of genome science to complete the course.

Taught by

Dr. Adam Reid


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    Maria Tencheva
    This is a very interesting course, which is an introduction to microbiology, infection and whole genome sequencing. As a biology university student, I found it very informative. Even if prior knowledge is not compulsory in order to succeed in this MOOC, I do think it's beneficial to have some background knowledge, as a lot of the terminology is specific.

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