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PubMLST Forum Workshop: 20 years of Campylobacter disease surveillance and research: the impact of the PubMLST databases

About this Event

Campylobacter is the most common cause of bacterial gastroenteritis worldwide, but it can be difficult to trace the source of human infection since it can be isolated from many other sources, including livestock, wild animals, food and water. The PubMLST Campylobacter database is central to our research, using a genomic approach to improve our knowledge of Campylobacter, an elusive zoonotic pathogen. The database stores essential metadata and genotyping information stored for more than 100,000 Campylobacter isolates from across the globe, with more than half of these isolates having whole genome data. The database also enables easy use of many tools and visualisation methods needed to further analyse the data.

We are delighted to invite you to an online event, highlighting research into the epidemiology of this organism, along with the benefits of using the PubMLST database. Internationally recognised researchers will give short talks, to include topics such as the epidemiology of Campylobacter in wild birds, chickens, and human disease, MLST and core genome MLST (cgMLST).

This event will be held in memory of our dear friend and colleague Dr Alison Cody (Ali), who contributed so much to Campylobacter genomic research, before she sadly passed away in 2020.


  • Dr Frances Colles, University of Oxford, UK.
  • Professor Sam Sheppard, University of Bath, UK.
  • Dr Catherine Ragimbeau, Laboratoire National de Sant√©, Luxembourg.
  • Dr Rick Meinersmann and Dr Mark Berrang, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
  • Professor Noel McCarthy, University of Warwick, UK.
  • Professor Patrick Biggs, Massey University, NZ.

The forum will be held on March 29 via Zoom. A recording will be made available after the event on the PubMLST YouTube channel.

  • Time: March 29, 2021 2.00 - 4.00 PM (UK)

Please register on Eventbrite for this event. Zoom details will be provided upon registration.

Past events

  • 2021-02-05: Forum event on data curation discussing the role of curators, the process of handling submissions, and how curation can be improved with automation.
  • 2020-11-13: Online showcase event to demonstrate the PubMLST redesign aimed at improving accessibility and providing an enhanced experience for the user community. We welcomed over 200 participants¬†from the global microbial genomics community to this event.