Epidemiology of antibiotic resistance

Epidemiology of antibiotic resistance

Centre for health informatics

Research streamComputable Evidence Lab

Epidemiology of antibiotic resistance

Project member/contact

Dr Guy Tsafnat
Senior Research Fellow
T: +612 9850 2430
E: guy.tsafnat@mq.edu.au

Project main description

Understanding the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance requires new analysis tools to associate specific genes with mobile elements that transport them, bacterial ecosystems, antibiotic prescriptions practices and the human populations at risk of infection. This project builds on our experience working with bacterial annotation and innovates new ways to understand the underlying biological systems that cause the spread of resistance and the implications to medicine.

Opportunities (scholarships, grants and research positions)

Our postgraduate programs allow candidates to undertake advanced research leading to a Master's or PhD degree under the supervision of experienced senior research staff in one of AIHI’s research areas. Current research opportunities at AIHI.


  • Hejlesen, O., et al. (2009). DNA-Based Bayesian Inference and Analysis of Bacterial Antibiotic Resistance. Scandinavian Health Informatics Conference, Arendal, Norway.
  • Tsafnat, G., et al. (2009). New Decision Support Paradigm for Bioinformatics in Antibiotics Prescription Support Systems. Australian Health Informatics Conference, Canverra, Australia.

Project sponsors

Macquarie University

Collaborative partners

Related projects

Automatic Analysis of Antibiotic Resistance Genomic Data
Literature Mining for Cancer Genomics

Project status


Centres related to this project

Centre for Health Informatics

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