The Centre for Health Informatics at UNSW has recently successfully completed the ANDS-funded project: “An International Antibiotic-Resistance Gene Cassette Database”
The key achievements this project produced are:
• Published a free on-line repository of the hundreds of known
antibiotic resistance gene cassettes.
• Established a web service through which microbiologists can submit
cassette array sequences and receive an accurate cassette names based on predictions made by our (existing) computational system and knowledge base.
• Allow people to submit new cassettes to be reviewed by staff at the
Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology and for inclusion in the knowledge base.
• Created tools to keep track of submission status, update submission,
and publish them.
• Users in 6 countries in less than 6 months since launch.
This is a link to the Repository of Antibiotic resistance Cassettes database online here
A description of the MPPDA data collection can be seen on Research Data
This project was jointly led by Dr. Guy Tsafnat and Dr. Sally Partridge at the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at Westmead Hospital.
The software development was carried out by Intersect Australia Limited