Making Peace with our microbial Genomes: Use of Whole Genome Sequencing data in Clinical Microbiology and Hygiene

Event Description

31 October - 03 November 2022
Münster (Germany)

The EUCIC advanced module in Münster focuses on the application of modern methods and techniques such as whole genome sequencing (WGS) and real-time PCR assays for infection prevention and control (IPC) efforts. It is a handson course with practical sessions, including analysis of real outbreak data inside and outside of a hospital.

Intended audience: 

Medical doctors and pharmacists, nurses or other healthcare professionals with an MSc or PhD are eligible, provided they completed the basic module or have experience in IPC


Participants will have the opportunity to be taught by top experts and learn how to interpret WGS data for infection control purposes and will get deeper insights into the requirements to generate WGS data, current analysis tools, and the chances and pitfalls of using WGS for routine surveillance in the hospital.

Course coordinator: 

Alexander Mellmann, Münster, Germany


European Committee on Infection Control (EUCIC) of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases


Course organisers will monitor attendance. Only participants attending live sessions will be able to receive the certification. 

Course Venue: 

Lehrgebäude am Zentralklinikum
Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, Building A6
48149 Münster


Accommodation is not included in the registration.

Registration details: 

Registration fees include full access to the course, coffee breaks, lunches and dinners. Travel costs and accommodation are not included with either fee.  



Registration was closed on 06.02.2023.

Attendance Grant application

Attendance grant application is not applicable


Registration Fees



ESCMID Members:

EUR 500

Non-ESCMID Members:

EUR 550