Laboratoire de Bactériologie (Bacteriological Laboratory)

2. Emplacement de l’installation (indiquer l’adresse et les coordonnées géographiques)
Laboratoire de Bactériologie, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil 4, CH-1211 Genève 14, Switzerland

N 46° 11' 37.20", E 6° 8' 59.92"

3. Superficie des secteurs de laboratoire, par niveau de confinement
BL 3 , 74.00 m2
BL 2 , 394.00 m2
Superficie totale des laboratoires (m(2))

4. Organigramme de chaque installation

(viii) Décrire brièvement la politique adoptée en matière de publication dans l’installation.

Publication in open literature.

(ix) Fournir une liste des documents et rapports accessibles au public qui portent sur les travaux publiés au cours des douze mois écoulés (indiquer les auteurs, les titres et les références complètes).

Population structure, genetic diversity and pathotypes of Streptococcus suis isolated during the last 13 years from diseased pigs in Switzerland.
Scherrer S, Rosato G, Spoerry Serrano N, Stevens MJA, Rademacher F, Schrenzel J, Gottschalk M, Stephan R, Peterhans S
Vet Res. 2020 Jul 8;51(1):85. doi: 10.1186/s13567-020-00813-w.
[Abstract] [PubMed]

Cutaneous ulcers revealing diphtheria: A re-emerging disease imported from Indian Ocean countries?
Alberto C, Osdoit S, Villani AP, Bellec L, Belmonte O, Schrenzel J, Bagny K
Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2020 Jul 3:S0151-9638(20)30251-9. doi: 10.1016/j.annder.2020.04.024.
[Abstract] [PubMed]

Impact of the Novel Prophage ?SA169 on Persistent Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Endovascular Infection.
Li L, Wang G, Li Y, Francois P, Bayer AS, Chen L, Seidl K, Cheung A, Xiong YQ
mSystems. 2020 Jun 30;5(3):e00178-20. doi: 10.1128/mSystems.00178-20.
[Abstract] [PubMed]

Digital microbiology.
Egli A, Schrenzel J, Greub G
Clin Microbiol Infect. 2020 Jun 27:S1198-743X(20)30367-0. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2020.06.023.
[Abstract] [PubMed]

Metagenomic Characterization of Gut Microbiota of Carriers of Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase or Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae Following Treatment with Oral Antibiotics and Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: Results from a Multicenter Randomized Trial.
Leo S, Lazarevic V, Girard M, Gaïa N, Schrenzel J, de Lastours V, Fantin B, Bonten M, Carmeli Y, Rondinaud E, Harbarth S, Huttner BD
Microorganisms. 2020 Jun 23;8(6):E941. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms8060941.
[Abstract] [PubMed]

[Microbiota specificities among the elderly Summary of the 5th symposium « Feeding the Microbiota »].
Zanella MC, Genton L, Schrenzel J
Rev Med Suisse. 2020 Jun 17;16(698):1266-1269.
[Abstract] [PubMed]

SPHN/PHRT: Forming a Swiss-Wide Infrastructure for Data-Driven Sepsis Research.
Egli A, Battegay M, Büchler AC, Bühlmann P, Calandra T, Eckert P, Furrer H, Greub G, Jakob SM, Kaiser L, Leib SL, Marsch S, Meinshausen N, Pagani JL, Pugin J, Rätsch G, Schrenzel J, Schüpbach R, Siegemund M, Zamboni N, Zbinden R, Zinkernagel A, Borgwardt K
Stud Health Technol Inform. 2020 Jun 16;270:1163-1167. doi: 10.3233/SHTI200346.
[Abstract] [PubMed]

Strain coverage of Bexsero vaccine assessed by whole-genome sequencing over a cohort of invasive meningococci of serogroups B and W isolated in Switzerland.
Leo S, Lazarevic V, Girard M, Getaz-Jimenez Velasco GC, Gaïa N, Renzi G, Cherkaoui A, Hong E, Taha MK, Schrenzel J
Vaccine. 2020 Jul 14;38(33):5324-5331. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.05.071. Epub 2020 Jun 16.
[Abstract] [PubMed]

Influenza-associated aspergillosis in critically-ill patients-a retrospective bicentric cohort study.
Waldeck F, Boroli F, Suh N, Wendel Garcia PD, Flury D, Notter J, Iten A, Kaiser L, Schrenzel J, Boggian K, Maggiorini M, Pugin J, Kleger GR, Albrich WC
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2020 Jun 3:1-9. doi: 10.1007/s10096-020-03923-7.
[Abstract] [PubMed]

Septic shock caused by Capnocytophaga canis after a cat scratch.
Donner V, Buzzi M, Lazarevic V, Gaïa N, Girard M, Renzi F, Renzi G, Cherkaoui A, Schrenzel J
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2020 May 24. doi: 10.1007/s10096-020-03922-8.
[Abstract] [PubMed]

Niche specialization and spread of Staphylococcus capitis involved in neonatal sepsis.
Wirth T, Bergot M, Rasigade JP, Pichon B, Barbier M, Martins-Simoes P, Jacob L, Pike R, Tissieres P, Picaud JC, Kearns A, Supply P, Butin M, Laurent F
Nat Microbiol. 2020 May;5(5):735-745. doi: 10.1038/s41564-020-0676-2. Epub 2020 Apr 27.
[Abstract] [PubMed]

Performances and usefulness of Xpert MTB/RIF assay in low-incidence settings: not that bad?
Pham TT, Schrenzel J, Janssens JP, Emonet S
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2020 Apr 18. doi: 10.1007/s10096-020-03887-8.
[Abstract] [PubMed]

"French Phage Network" Annual Conference-Fifth Meeting Report.
Laumay F, Chaïb A, Linares R, Breyton C
Viruses. 2020 Apr 14;12(4):446. doi: 10.3390/v12040446.
[Abstract] [PubMed]

Implementation of the WASPLab™ and first year achievements within a university hospital.
Cherkaoui A, Renzi G, Viollet A, Fleischmann M, Metral-Boffod L, Dominguez-Amado D, Vuilleumier N, Schrenzel J
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2020 Aug;39(8):1527-1534. doi: 10.1007/s10096-020-03872-1. Epub 2020 Apr 5.
[Abstract] [PubMed]

First case of Streptococcus suis infection in Switzerland: An emerging public health problem?
Olearo F, Marinosci A, Stephan R, Cherkaoui A, Renzi G, Gaia N, Leo S, Lazarevic V, Schrenzel J
Travel Med Infect Dis. 2020 Mar 5:101590. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2020.101590.
[Abstract] [PubMed]

Rapid diagnostic tests for infectious diseases in the emergency department.
Bouzid D, Zanella MC, Kerneis S, Visseaux B, May L, Schrenzel J, Cattoir V
Clin Microbiol Infect. 2020 Feb 29:S1198-743X(20)30107-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2020.02.024.
[Abstract] [PubMed]

Changes in Microbiota Profiles After Prolonged Frozen Storage of Stool Suspensions.
Dorsaz S, Charretier Y, Girard M, Gaïa N, Leo S, Schrenzel J, Harbarth S, Huttner B, Lazarevic V
Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2020 Feb 28;10:77. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2020.00077. eCollection 2020.
[Abstract] [PubMed]

Second Periprosthetic Joint Infection Caused by Streptococcus dysgalactiae: How Genomic Sequencing Can Help Defining the Best Therapeutic Strategy.
Pham TT, Lazarevic V, Gaia N, Girard M, Cherkaoui A, Suva D, Schrenzel J
Front Med (Lausanne). 2020 Feb 21;7:53. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2020.00053. eCollection 2020.
[Abstract] [PubMed]

Rapid high resolution melting assay to differentiate Streptococcus suis serotypes 2, 1/2, 1, and 14.
Scherrer S, Rademacher F, Spoerry Serrano N, Schrenzel J, Gottschalk M, Stephan R, Landolt P
Microbiologyopen. 2020 Apr;9(4):e995. doi: 10.1002/mbo3.995. Epub 2020 Jan 22.
[Abstract] [PubMed]

Rapid identification by MALDI-TOF/MS and antimicrobial disk diffusion susceptibility testing for positive blood cultures after a short incubation on the WASPLab.
Cherkaoui A, Renzi G, Azam N, Schorderet D, Vuilleumier N, Schrenzel J
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2020 Jun;39(6):1063-1070. doi: 10.1007/s10096-020-03817-8. Epub 2020 Jan 21.
[Abstract] [PubMed]

Comparative Transcriptomic and Functional Assessments of Linezolid-Responsive Small RNA Genes in Staphylococcus aureus.
Gao W, Guérillot R, Lin YH, Tree J, Beaume M, François P, Monk IR, Seemann T, Schrenzel J, Howden BP, Stinear TP
mSystems. 2020 Jan 7;5(1):e00665-19. doi: 10.1128/mSystems.00665-19.
[Abstract] [PubMed]

Comparison of the Copan WASPLab incorporating the BioRad expert system against the SIRscan 2000 automatic for routine antimicrobial disc diffusion susceptibility testing.
Cherkaoui A, Renzi G, Fischer A, Azam N, Schorderet D, Vuilleumier N, Schrenzel J
Clin Microbiol Infect. 2020 May;26(5):619-625. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2019.11.008. Epub 2019 Nov 13.
[Abstract] [PubMed]

Pièces jointes
5. Décrire succinctement les travaux sur la défense biologique réalisés dans l’installation, y compris le(s) type(s) de micro-organismes(9) et/ou toxines étudiés, et résumer les études en plein air sur les aérosols biologiques.

The Bacteriological Laboratory, which is part of the University Hospitals of Geneva, is the Regional Competence Center for the primary analysis of bacteriological samples suspicious of a bioterror-related background. Protocols for the detection of bacteria causing anthrax, plague, tularemia and brucellosis have been established in close collaboration with the National Reference Center for Anthrax. Furthermore, there is a strong link between the Bacteriological Laboratory and the Genomic Research Laboratory that is executing basic and applied research projects under joint leadership. Translational research is actively promoted through this channel of cooperation.

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(9) Notamment les virus et prions.