Workpackage 6

Underpinning research: Frontline diagnostics using the COMPARE analytical framework

WP leader: Surbhi Malhotra, UA (14)
co-leaders: Constance Schultsz, AMC (13), & Anne Pohlmann, FLI (4)

Overall task: To assess feasibility of NGS/WGS/WCS for clinical diagnostic use and hospital epidemiology.

1. To validate application of NGS for diagnostics and hospital epidemiology.

2. To test feasibility of NGS for prediction of antimicrobial resistance phenotype to guide treatment.

3. To evaluate the use of NGS for syndromic surveillance based on data from hospitalized patients.


Surbhi Malhotra
Universiteit Antwerpen


Anne Pohlmann
Senior Researcher
Friedrich Loeffler Institut - Bundesforschungsinstitut Fuer


Constance Schultsz
Medical Microbiologist
Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam
16 JULY 2024