Inter-European Union Reference Laboratories Working Group on Next Generation Sequencing

The Inter-European Union Reference Laboratories (EURLs) Working Group (WG) has been established by the European Commission with the aim to promote the use of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) across the EURLs' networks, build NGS capacity within the EU Europese unie (Europese unie) and ensure liaison with the work of the EURLs and the work of EFSA and ECDC European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) on the NGS mandate sent by the Commission. The WG includes all the EURLs operating in the field of the microbiological contamination of food and feed and is coordinated by the EURL European Union Reference Laboratory (European Union Reference Laboratory) for E. coli

Membership of the Inter EURL WG on NGS: 
EURL-AR (Antimicrobial Resistance)
EURL-CPS (Coagulase-Positive Staphylococci)
EURL-E. coli 
EURL-Foodborne viruses
EURL-Listeria monocytogenes 

Observers: SANTE G4, EFSA, ECDC 


A short communication written to illustrate the results of the first 5 years of activity: 
Microbial Genomics, 2023 Jul;9(7) 
'European Union Reference Laboratories support the National food, feed and veterinary Reference Laboratories with rolling out Whole Genome Sequencing in Europe'. By Valeria Michelacci; Adrien Asséré; Simone Cacciò; Marina Cavaiuolo; Kirsten Mooijman; Stefano Morabito; Susanne Karlsmose Pedersen; Maroua Sayeb; Bo Segerman; Magnus Simonsson; Hanna Skarin; Rosangela Tozzoli; Angela van Hoek; Rene Sjøgren Hendriksen.