Genomics and Clinical Bacteriology

Impact: Practitioner Impact

Description of impact

Training clinical microbiologists in the use of the MBL assay for tuberculosis

Who is affected

Clinical microbiologists and other laboratory scientists


We have developed a molecular bacterial load assay which is able to quantify the number of viable M. tuberculosis in patient samples. The technique is taught to delegates to the Wellcome Trust Advanced Course Genomics and Clinical Bacteriology. It provides new understanding of what is possible using this cutting edge tool.
Impact statusOpen
Category of impactPractitioner Impact
Impact levelInvolvement - mid or active stage


  • tuberculosis
  • diagnostics
  • clinical practice