Aims and objectives

The ESCMID Study Group for Genomic and Molecular Diagnostics (ESGMD) plays a crucial role in improving the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control of infectious diseases by harnessing the power of molecular and genomic techniques. Committed to pioneer innovation, research, education, and policy development in clinical microbiology in diagnostics, we aim to:

  • Launch international research projects
  • Train professionals in new diagnostics
  • Develop policies for the integration and interpretation of genomic and molecular diagnostics
  • Foster a global community of experts dedicated to advancing these new diagnostic approaches

Activities and resources

ESGMD Newsletter, Spring 2023, March 2023

ESGMD Newsletter, Summer 2023, July 2023

ESGMD Newsletter, Autumn 2023, September 2023

ESGMD Newsletter, Winter 2023, December 2023

Quality of MALDI-TOF mass spectra in routine diagnostics: results from an international external quality assessment including 36 laboratories from 12 countries using 47 challenging bacterial strains.

Cuénod A, Aerni M, Bagutti C, Bayraktar C, Boz ES, Carneiro CB 6, Casanova C, Coste AT, Damborg P, van Dam DW, Demirci M, Drevinek P, Dubuis O, Fernandez J, Greub G, Hrabak J, Yiğitler GH, Hurych J, Jensen TG, Jost G, Kampinga GA, Kittl S, Lammens C, Lang C, Lienhard R, Logan J, Maffioli C, Mareković I, Marschal M, Moran-Gilad J,Nolte O, Oberle M, Pedersen M, Pflüger V, Pranghofer S, Reichl J, Rentenaar RJ, Riat AR, Rodríguez-Sánchez B, Schilt C, Schlotterbeck AK, Schrenzel J, Troib S, Willems E, Wootton M, Ziegler D, Egli A. Clincal Microbiology and Infection 2023;29(2):190–199.

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Concerns about the marked shift from culture to molecular diagnostics in peripheral labs for diagnosing gastrointestinal diseases

20 February 2024

Go to webinar

Syndromic diagnostics 3 – gastroenteritis

6 February 2023

Genital infections

6 March 2023

Automation in diagnostic bacteriology

8 May 2023

Molecular diagnostics of bloodstream infection, past, present, and future

5 June 2023

Clinical and molecular diagnostic perspectives of endocarditis

4 September 2023

Go to webinar

Malaria – vaccine development and diagnostics

6 November 2023

Go to webinar

Diagnostic Microbiology: MALDI-TOF, genomics, metagenomics, automation and molecular microbiology, 2nd course

Technical workshop


Executive Committee

  Hege Vangstein Aamot

Hege Vangstein Aamot

Akershus University Hospital. Department of Microbiology and Infection Control.
Lørenskog, Norway
  Belen Rodriguez-Sanchez

Belen Rodriguez-Sanchez

Hospital Gregorio Marañon. Microbiology.
Madrid, Spain
  Mario Ramirez

Mario Ramirez

Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa. Instituto de Microbiologia, Instituto de Medicina Molecular.
Lisbon, Portugal
  John W. A. Rossen

John W. A. Rossen

Education Officer
University Medical Center Groningen / Isala Hospital. MMBI / LMMI & Isala Academy.
Groningen, Netherlands
  Adrian Egli

Adrian Egli

Science Officer
University of Zurich. Institute of Medical Microbiology.
Zurich, Switzerland


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