Research & Projects

ESCMID Panorama

Links is an initiative of currently 60 laboratories from 29 European countries.

The main objective is to establish a European network of excellence for sequence based typing of microbial pathogens.

ENEMTI is a network of European laboratories that aims to standardise methods and data exchange protocols for Internet-based comparison of microbial fingerprinting data. We aim initially to develop an Internet-based database system for DNA fingerprints that is readily accessible and user-friendly for microbiologists with only limited computer expertise.

Epi-typing is a discussion list on microbial pathogens molecular epidemiology and population genetics.

The ESCMID Study Group for Legionella Infections (ESGLI) was founded as European Working Group for Legionella Infections (EWGLI) in 1986. Its members are scientists with an interest in improving knowledge and information on the epidemiological and microbiological (clinical & environmental) aspects of legionnaires' disease. In 2012, the group joined the ESCMID network.

The In silico website allows in silico simulation of molecular biology experiments.

Multi Locus Sequence Typing (MLST) is a nucleotide-sequence based approach for the unambiguous characterization of isolates of bacteria and other organisms via the internet. The aim of MLST is to provide a portable, accurate, and highly discriminating typing system that can be used for most bacteria and some other organisms. It is envisaged that this approach will be particularly helpful for the typing of bacterial pathogens.

Last update: 03 December 2012