Australian centre for genomic epidemiological microbiology


  Contact : +61 2 9514 4970

Our Strategy

Vision

For new technologies to revolutionise the fight against major pests and infectious diseases.

Purpose

To improve the health and wellbeing of people, plants, animals and the environment.

Mission

To amass research capacity and capabilities developing national and international partnerships that harness the knowledge and skills required to guide pathogen surveillance, management, and treatment programs including the reduction of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

The Ausgem Difference

We have a unique set of knowledge, resources and skills relating to microbial genomics, historical samples, epidemiology, and One Health-based science. Our business model is built on growing national and international partnerships with a like-minded network of researchers and instigating a flexible and agile operational approach through which we can mitigate the impact of infectious disease through products, policies and processes.

Value and Principle

Partnerships

Cultivate partnerships with organisations that share our principles and who can contribute to the development of outcomes

Establish connections with industry partners working in our space


Governance

Appoint senior people who through their influence and networks can drive the direction and growth of Ausgem

STRATEGIC

PILLARS

Communications

Promote and endorse the need to uphold and enhance our health security, biosecurity and food security status

Increase advocacy and disseminate outcomes and impact


HR and Infrastructure

Create critical mass of bioinformaticians and the underpinning infrastructure

Allocate sufficient HR for project management and communications

Develop next generation of One Health-aware scientists

Funding

Generate sufficient external funding to sustain and grow the centre

Fully utilise research funding opportunities through all partners

Diversify income sources


STRATEGIC PILLARS

Partnerships

Cultivate partnerships with organisations that share our principles and who can contribute to the development of outcomes

Establish connections with industry partners working in our space

Communications

Promote and endorse the need to uphold and enhance our health security, biosecurity and food security status

Increase advocacy and disseminate outcomes and impact

Governance

Appoint senior people who through their influence and networks can drive the direction and growth of Ausgem

Funding

Generate sufficient external funding to sustain and grow the centre

Fully utilise research funding opportunities through all partners

Diversify income sources

HR and Infrastructure

Create critical mass of bioinformaticians and the underpinning infrastructure

Allocate sufficient HR for project management and communications

Develop next generation of One Health-aware scientists

Goals




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To improve our ability to predict infection

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To reduce the impact of infectious disease

Strategic Priorities




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Processes: Build new pipelines to increase the rate of detection and analysis

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Processes: Ensure a One Health approach to mitigation


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Policies: Contribute to policy frameworks for acceptance and assurance of new diagnostics

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Policies Encourage new options for containment and outbreak response


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Products: Design and create new diagnostic tools

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Products: Develop vaccines and alternatives to antibiotics

Focus Areas

Antimicrobial Resistance


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Animals
Endemic diseases affecting trade and productivity with a focus on zoonoses

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Plants
Diseases affecting trade and productivity

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People
Microbiome and AMR

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Environment
Treatment resistance (pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics)

Pathway to impact

Government and academic partners to undertake research and achieve impact through policies and process whilst working with industry to achieve impact through products