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Main intestinal disease bacteria to be sequenced

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The University of Liverpool is to decipher the genomes of the UK’s main bacterial cause of food poisoning which results in over 21,000 hospital admissions and 100 deaths each year. Using the latest whole genome sequencing technologies available at the University’s Centre for Genomic Research, scientists will decode and analyse the 510 archived isolates of Campylobacter from earlier collections of human faeces.

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