Guidelines on the use of genomics to stop hospital superbugs published

August 16, 2021

Superbugs (antibiotic-resistant bacteria) can arrive unseen in hospitals in the skin or gut of unaffected patients, and spread to more vulnerable patients who can become seriously ill. The Melbourne Genomics Controlling Superbugs…

World-leading chatbot to support genetic counselling receives good reviews from patients and counsellors

August 16, 2021

Patients often have questions and concerns about receiving a genomic or genetic test. A feasibility trial has found that an Australian-first chatbot can be a helpful way to support patients in making informed decisions about…

June workshop a great start to education activities in the new program

August 16, 2021

Paediatric oncologists got together in June to learn about the application of genomics in their clinical practice. Melbourne Genomics hosted a virtual education workshop prior to the Australian & New Zealand Children’s…

Victoria leads the way in national Genomic Health Futures Mission grants

July 7, 2021

In excellent news for the future of genomics in Victoria, Melbourne Genomics member organisations have attracted over $27 million in grants through the 2020 Genomics Health Futures Mission. In total, more than $30 million in…

Turning the vision of an ideal clinical system for genomic healthcare into a reality

June 28, 2021

The Melbourne Genomics team recently welcomed Kitty O’Brien, a technical business analyst. She will be working with Alliance members and end-users of GenoVic – our shared clinical system for genomics – to better understand what…

Genomic ‘super-sleuths’ are stopping superbugs before they do harm

June 23, 2021

The Victorian Government’s investment in a world-first genomic sequencing clinical project is stopping hospital superbugs in their tracks – preventing outbreaks and saving lives. Superbugs (antibiotic-resistant bacteria) can…

Newly developed genomic oncology workshops a success

April 19, 2021

Newly developed genomic workshops, Practical genomics for oncologists, were delivered in December 2020 by Melbourne Genomics. Two sessions ran online via Zoom – one for trainees and one for specialists. Registrants included…

Genomic testing can end diagnostic odysseys for patients with complex neurological and neurodegenerative diseases

February 23, 2021

A Melbourne Genomics study published in the Journal of Neurological Sciences found that genomic testing is a valuable diagnostic tool for a range of complex neurological diseases. Study leads Dr Dhamidhu Eratne and Professor…

New bioinformatics software helps create new testing pipelines faster

February 23, 2021

Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance-developed bioinformatics application, aCLImatise, significantly reduces workforce effort required to build a clinical testing pipeline, enabling laboratories to implement new bioinformatic…

Genomic testing for infants born with isolated hearing loss is cost-effective

February 23, 2021

A first-of-its-kind study, auspiced by Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance and published in The Laryngoscope, found genomic sequencing for babies born with isolated hearing loss to be cost-effective. Authored by clinical genetics…

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