Our Mission:
The mission of the Center for Clinical Genomics of Microbial Systems (CC-GEMS) is to apply next-generation sequencing and related technologies to clinical medicine with materials from patients and/or research subjects. The Center’s goal is to generate new information on pathogens, microbiomes, and host-parasite interactions that may lead to an improved understanding of host-microbial interactions and improvements in clinical care. The Center:

  • Provides the WUSM infectious disease community with access to NGS and related technologies
  • Promotes development of novel diagnostic approaches (based on NGS data) and treatments
  • Link experts in microbial genomics and metagenomics bioinformatics analysis with clinicians, microbiologists, and subject samples
  • Train clinicians and scientists in the basic principles of microbial genomics and study design

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These activities enable Washington University to maintain its position as a leader in the field of Genomics of Microbial Systems; they also enable clinical, translational and basic science researchers to explore understudied aspects of infectious diseases, host-microbe interactions and variations in the human microbiome in health and disease. The Center supports basic, translational, and clinical research. CC-GEMS projects facilitate development of new therapeutics and diagnostics for infections and other microbially-driven conditions.
CC-GEMs Genomics Seminar Friday December 14th 2018 @ 12:00pm

Yin Cao, ScD, MPH
(Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences Division, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine) Studying the human microbiome and health in prospective studies.
Large Conference Room
Rm. 4134/4135 MGI
4444 Forest Park Blvd.
Lunch is provided
(RSVP to: ghaida@dom.wustl.edu)