Aims and objectives

The ESCMID Study Group for Public Health Microbiology (ESGPHM) provides an interdisciplinary platform, uniting clinical microbiologists, public health specialists, infectious diseases (ID) epidemiologists, and clinicians to advance infection study and control. Committed to advancing joint expertise and knowledge in the detection, surveillance, investigation, epidemic control, and prevention of human microbial diseases from a One Health perspective, we aim to: 

  • Provide professionals with information and training in microbiology, epidemiology, and public health practice for the detection, surveillance, investigation, and control of microbial diseases
  • Increase awareness of public health microbiology’s crucial role in ID control, outbreak detecting, emerging infections, treatment failures, and global strengthening of laboratory capacity
  • Provide a platform for public health microbiology trainees to present their research results to clinical microbiologists/ID specialist and other affiliated disciplines
  • Facilitate knowledge exchange across Europe on innovative methods and insights in public health microbiology

Activities and resources

ESGPHM Newsletter, Spring 2024, April 2024


ESGPHM Newsletter, Spring 2023, April 2023


ESGPHM Newsletter, Summer 2023, July 2023


ESGPHM Newsletter, Winter 2023, December 2023

Real-time genomic surveillance for enhanced control of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance

Struelens M, Ludden C, Werner G, Sintchenko V, Jokelainen P, Ip M, ESCMID Study Group on Public Health Microbiology (ESGPHM) and ESCMID Study Group on Epidemiological Markers (ESGEM). Front. Sci., 25 April 2024.

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Outreach for Inclusion Health Settings: Infection diagnostics for hard to reach populations

11 June 2024


Executive Committee

  Marc J. Struelens

Marc J. Struelens

Université Libre de Bruxelles. Médecine
Saltsjobaden, Sweden
  Olivier Vandenberg

Olivier Vandenberg

LHUB-ULB. Microbiology
Bruxelles, Belgium
  Titia M. Kortbeek

Titia M. Kortbeek

National Institute of Public Health. Center of Disease Control the Netherlands
Bilthoven, Netherlands
  Guido Werner

Guido Werner

Science Officer
Robert Koch Institute
Wernigerode, Germany
  Aura Aguirre-Beltran

Aura Aguirre-Beltran

Education Officer
Statens Serum Institut
Copenhagen, Denmark


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