Improving the recognition of sepsis in children

Dr Adam Irwin

Bio: Dr Adam Irwin is a NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow and conjoint Senior Lecturer in paediatric infectious disease at The University of Queensland and Queensland Children’s Hospital. His research focuses on early recognition of invasive infections and sepsis, and optimal use of antimicrobials in healthcare-associated and antimicrobial resistant infections in children. He is the medical co-chair of the Queensland Paediatric Sepsis Program which was awarded Queensland Health Excellence awards in 2022, and a Global Sepsis Alliance award in 2020.

Clinical implementation of routine whole genome sequencing for hospital infection control of multidrug-resistant pathogens

Dr Brian Forde

Bio: Brian Forde is a fellow in microbial bioinformatics and Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellow at the University of Queensland (UQ) Centre for Clinical Research (CCR). Brian was awarded a PhD from University College Cork, Ireland, in 2013 and developed his interest in bacterial genomics as a postdoctoral fellow at the UQ School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB). Currently, his work is primarily focused on clinical microbial genomics, including: the evolution of antibiotic resistance, genomic epidemiology, genomic surveillance of Infectious Diseases and translating genomic research into clinical practice. Since 2017 he has been part of a multidisciplinary team, including researchers, infectious diseases clinicians and infection control professionals, leading the introduction of WGS to investigate hospital-acquired infection in Queensland (

About UQCCR Seminar Series

UQCCR Seminar Series

The UQ Centre of Clinical Research (UQCCR) Seminars are held fortnightly on Wednesdays from 12 pm - 1 pm (except during school holidays) currently on Zoom. The series features topics in multiple research fields, presented by invited international, interstate and local researchers.