Head of Department
Dr n. med. Katarzyna Piekarska
The Laboratory range of operation is:
- research over bacteria which cause acute intestinal tract infections, mainly from Enterobacteriaceae family: Salmonella, Shigella, Yersinia, enteropatogenic E. coli (EPEC), enterohaemoragical/verotoxic E.coli (EHEC/VTEC) and also Aeromonas, Campylobacter, Listeria and Vibrio bacteria.
- perfecting methods of enteric bacteria detection, identifying and differentiating also for requirements of epidemiological investigation and research over their environment spread
- perfecting methods of antimicrobial resistance / susceptibility detection and identifying mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance.
- performing reference methods of identifying and genotyping, fenotyping and virulence typing of bacteria from Enterobacteriaceae, Vibrionaceae family moreover Aeromonas, Campylobacter and Listeria bacteria.
- performing diagnostic tests for Laboratory of Bacteriology Department
- carrying out functions of National Reference Center for Shigella and identifying and differentiation EHEC/VTEC, and Vibrio cholerae O1, non-O1.
- Med-Vet-Net European network of excellence, working for prevention and control of zoonoses and foodborn diseases.
- CAMPYNET A network for the harmonization and standardization of molecular typing methods for Campylobacter.
- Global Salm-Surv Global network of laboratories and individuals involved in surveillance, isolation, identification and antimicrobial resistance testing of Salmonella.
- CDC, PulseNet PulseNet is the molecular surveillance network for food-borne infections. It is an internationally unique network that – in addition to public health laboratories – has institutions from the veterinary and food sector as equal participants.
- PulseNet Europe European division of Pulsenet network.