First paper publication
The first scientific journal paper to use data from the Library has been published in PLOS One in July 2013
Researchers used the Library to see if two particular genes were present in disease-causing meningococcal bacteria, or in meningococci that were just carried.
Launching the project
We announced the new Library to the global scientific community at IPNC, the International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference
, in Germany in September 2012.
It has also been launched to the scientific community and media. You can read the press release here.
November 2012 update – Library is extended to another year of meningococci
In addition to bacteria from the 2010/11 epidemiological year, bacterial DNA from 2011/12 will now also be sequenced and added to the Library. This will enable scientists to see how the bacteria vary and change across two different years.
Epidemiological years run from one summer to the next so the Library will now include bacterial DNA from Summer 2010 to Summer 2012.