This free course will provide you with an opportunity collaborate with your colleagues from across the NHS.


  • How to select your molecular workflow to answer your clinical management question
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of different molecular flows, and how do you modify individual stages in order to better match your clinical query
  • What factors to consider when implementing new molecular techniques within your setting
  • Where is the technology surrounding molecular testing going & what does the future of molecular testing look like?

Keynotes will include:

  • Clinical applications of genomics to microbiology
  • Genotypic methods in vaccine preventable diseases
  • Genomics, Clinical Microbiology and Surveillance in relation to infections

Technical lectures will include:

  • Molecular workflows and their role in supporting clinicians to address their clinical questions.
  • The role of molecular techniques in an outbreak scenarios.

Workshops will include:

  • The role molecular techniques play in decision making in outbreak investigations.
  • Implementing molecular techniques in practice to influence decisions surrounding patient management.
  • Determining the readiness of research for implementation into practice.

You will be able to address the question of: 
How can results generated by molecular diagnostic workflows support clinical decision making, both for individual patient management and for wider infection control risk assessment.  This course focuses on how to use these molecular outputs to improve patient care.


This course is a professional development opportunity for members of staff working in an NHS healthcare or associated research setting with clinical exposure to microbiological test results and sequencing data. Prior course candidates have come from a wide range of background including:

  • Healthcare scientists
  • Microbiologist and virologists
  • Medical professionals
  • Research students
  • Nursing professionals


  • Dr Lena Ciric, Associate Professor in Environmental Engineering University College London, Environmental
  • Professor Elaine Cloutman-Green Consultant Clinical Scientist (Infection Control Doctor)
  • Dr Marie Anne Chattaway, Clinical Scientist UK Health Security Agency and Head of the Salmonella reference service and works Gastrointestinal Bacteria Reference Unit (GBRU)
  • Dr Nathaniel Storey, Senior Bioinformatician at Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Derren Ready, Consultant Clinical Scientist, UK Health Security Agency
  • Naomi Gadsby, Consultant Clinical Scientist in Medical Microbiology at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
  • Dr Julianne Brown, Principal Clinical Scientist in Molecular Microbiology and Virology at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

For more information, please contact: [email protected]

  • 09:00 - 11/09/2023 to 16:00 - 15/09/2023
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital, Great Ormond Street, London, WC1N 3JH, United Kingdom