The use of molecular "genomic' techniques and how they may help better understand wound infections

Recent advances in technologies and techniques which circumvent conventional culture analysis have provided new insights into microbial behaviour and function advancing our understanding of pathogenesis. Simultaneously, these same techniques have further allowed us to address "host" response to infection opening a pathway to truly better understating the infective process in wounds. This webinar will provide a brief overview of these new technologies-techniques and how they may eventually end up helping clinicians in the not too far future.

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Dr. Matthew Malone

PhD FFPM RCPS (Glasg) ​

Matthew is the current Director of Research for the newly established South West Sydney Limb Preservation and Wound Research Academic Unit, and also the Head of Department for the High-Risk Foot Service at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney. Matthew was recently appointed as a senior lecturer, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, School of Medicine, Western Sydney University, where Matthew completed his PhD Matthew is also a Fellow, Faculty of Podiatric Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow, a leading researcher in diabetic foot infections and the role of biofilms and is a current member of the International Working Group for the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) diabetic foot infection guidelines working group. He is also a member of the Global Wound Biofilm Expert Panel, and a member of the Australian Society of Microbiology, Biofilm special interest group.

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