NOR-WGS: Improved infrastructure for whole genome sequencing
The objective of this project is to strengthen and expand NIPH’s capacity for microbial whole genome sequencing for surveillance and outbreak investigation. The project is funded by the EU4Health programme and will last until 31.12.2025.
The project is organized into 7 work packages (Figure 1), where the bulk of the work will be performed in work packages 5-7.
In work package (WP) 5 we will digitalize the whole genome sequencing (NGS) laboratory analyses. This includes accepting electronic requisitions, connecting lab instruments to a centralized computer database (LIMS), and electronic reporting of NGS results.
In WP6 we will develop new NGS protocols and methods for microbial agents that have the potential to create severe outbreaks or disease. To strengthen our preparedness, we will also attempt to develop NGS protocols for new and unknown agents.
In WP7 we will develop computational tools for analysis, visualization, and sharing of NGS data. We will integrate the analysis tools with the database (LIMS) from WP5 for a coherent flow from sample registration, lab work, and analyses.
The project is financed through the European Union and the EU4Health programme.
Start: 01.10.2022 - End: 31.12.2025
Project leader: Christine Genevieve Monceyron Jonassen
Project owner: Norwegian Institute of Public Health
- Kathrine Stene-Johansen
- Bente Børud
- Trine M. L’Abée-Lund
- Karoline Bragstad
- Margarita Novoa Garrido
- Olav Hungnes
- Kristine Brodahl
- Rikard Rykkvin
- Jon Bråte
- Ignacio Garcia Llorente
- Benedikte N. Pedersen
- Kristian Alfsnes
- Vegard Eldholm
- Torstein Aune
- Zuzana Nordeng
- Astrid Louise Wester
- Anne Torunn Mengshoel