Universitätsspital Basel
Universität Basel
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois
Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève
Vetsuisse-Fakultät
Universitätsspital Basel
Universität Basel
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois
Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève
Vetsuisse-Fakultät
Universitätsspital Basel
Universität Basel
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois
Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève
Vetsuisse-Fakultät

Swiss Pathogen Surveillance Platform (SPSP)

SNSF NRP72 project

The project aims at building a Swiss multi-center pathogen surveillance platform, based on whole genome sequencing data of multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria. Starting with MRSA as a model, the platform will ultimately be expanded to other pathogens (bacteria and viruses). We anticipate that a shared surveillance platform between human and veterinary medicine, including environmental and food isolates in the future, will enable detailed transmission and outbreak surveillance of pathogens, with actionable results for public health policy.

About the NRP project

With the 3-years funding, we will develop an online platform based on NextStrain and PanGenome in order to track transmission events between humans, animals and the environment.

In contrast to existing efforts, our project envisions near real-time surveillance, including the automated modelling of transmission events, epidemiological warning functions, and linkage with high-resolution geographical data.

SPSP workflow

Envisioned benefits

A Swiss-wide one-health consortium

Centers for the proof-of-concept study:

SPSP proof-of-concept study centers

It is planned to open the platform to other centers and institutions after the first phase.