||ESCMID offers a new collaborative centre for observerships in Istanbul|
The clinical microbiology department at the Marmara University Pendik Hospital in Istanbul has been approved as a new ESCMID Collaborative Centre. The microbiology department is one of the centres for excellence for research and practice in Turkey. With subspecialty units for bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, molecular diagnostics and serology it undertakes several research projects and runs the central clinical laboratory that processes all samples from seven government hospitals. The centre serves as a central laboratory for molecular diagnosis and offers a wide range of molecular tests. It has high competences in the diagnosis of anaerobic infections and in antimicrobial resistance. More information may be found on the ESCMID website.