Dominique Blanc, PhD, MER, PD (personnal web page)
Tel. +41 21 314 0259
Mobile: +41 79 556 6180
Nosocomial infections are an increasing problem in every countries. To prevent their occurrence, we need to understand their epidemiology, especially their source and mode of transmission. For that particular purpose, the use of molecular typing methods is required.
Our laboratory is involved in the development of new typing methods, their evaluation for epidemiological investigation and their application to specific topics.
The mission of the national center for emergence of new resistance to antibiotics (NARA) is to rapidly identify new resistances that emerged on the Swiss territory and to contribute to limit their spreads. We contribute to the molecular analysis of these new resistance and produce guidelines regarding their diagnostic and identification. Whereas Gram negatives are studied at the Unit of Molecular Medical Microbiology at the University of Fribourg (Prof. P. Nordmann), Gram positive are studied in our laboratory in Lausanne.