Molecular and bioinformatics tools for infection control

Event Description

11 - 13 October 2023
Bucharest, Romania

In this course, we will delve into the integration of molecular diagnostic and epidemiology techniques to enhance decision-making in infection control (IC) and antibiotic stewardship. 

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. 


  • Describe the advantages and limits of integrating molecular diagnostic and epidemiology techniques in IC decision making 
  • Understand the complementarity between classic and molecular laboratory tools 
  • Understand the molecular diagnostic technologies (PCR, 16S/shotgun metagenomics, Whole Genome Sequencing) 
  • Be familiar with main bioinformatics resources (databases and tools) • Understand basic principles behind most common bioinformatics methods 
  • Use bioinformatics resources for species prediction, ST and MLST predictions, antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs), biocide resistance genes and virulence factors, epidemiological surveillance, virulence and transmisibility prediction 

Course coordinators: 

  • Oana Sandulescu, Bucharest, Romania 
  • Dragos Florea, Bucharest, Romania 
  • Marius Surleac, Bucharest, Romania 
  • Simona Paraschiv, Bucharest, Romania 
  • Dan Otelea, Bucharest, Romania 


  • European Committee on Infection Control (EUCIC) of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 
  • National Institute for Infectious Diseases Prof. Dr. Matei Bals, Bucharest, Romania 
  • Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania 
  • Society for Infectious Diseases and HIV/AIDS 


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

Course Venue: 

National Institute for Infectious Diseases Prof. Dr. Matei Bals 
1 Dr. Calistrat Grozovici Street 
021105, Bucharest, Romania 


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 01.10.2023.

Attendance Grant application

Attendance grant application is not applicable


Registration Fees



ESCMID Members

EUR 400

Non-ESCMID Members

EUR 600