This project will consider the whole genome sequencing of patient and environmental isolates of M. abscessus.

The emerging problem of non-tuberculous mycobacteria infection: understanding aetiology, geospatial epidemiology and developing interventions is funded by a NHMRC project grant.

This national study led by CI Prof Scott Bell, encompasses a prospective evaluation of cystic fibrosis patients across 21 CF units in Australia.

Collaborators: SAHMRI – Geraint, TPCH and QIMRB – Scott, LCCH – Claire