The potential utilization of next Generation sequencing (NGS) in combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is being constantly refined, aided by the development of novel sequencing technologies, new protocols, algorithms and AMR databanks. In this respect, the Seq4AMR network will generate new synergies, identify AMR NGS gaps and solutions in applications and quality standards, develop and promote new teaching materials and publish an international Strategic Roadmap on NGS and AMR. To achieve this goal, Seq4AMR partners include interdisciplinary, OneHealth, international experts in the fields of antimicrobial resistance, software development, (open access) bioinformatics platforms, the applications of microbial genomics, DNA sequencing technologies, and microbial DNA databanks.
To generate an international, OneHealth and multisectoral strategic roadmap and relevant NGS-AMR materials. This roadmap will help lead the future development, interpretation and implementation of next generation sequencing for diagnosing and treating antimicrobial resistant infections.