Examples of our work

Here are a few examples of our services. More information and price indications on request.

Research consulting

EXAMPLE. A client looked for a novel strategy to identify virulence genes from a bacterium of which the genome sequence was available but virulence genes had not been identified. A new technique was developed by MMGC to assess polymorphisms without knowing the phenotype of these genes. The project resulted in a complete new area of research.

EXAMPLE. An on-site consulting session was organised for the research group of a medical microbiology department. Each researcher presented his or her work in a 1-hour face-to-face meeting in which practical problems and future strategies were discussed. Follow-up advise was provided upon demand by Email and web-based conferencing. As a result of fruitful discussions, several projects progressed more rapidly and a number of scientific publications were written in collaboration as a result of the assistance provided by MMGC.

EXAMPLE. A group of enthousiast researchers had sequenced a highly variable region of a human pathogen. The sequences told their story, but what did it all mean? From a wealth of information, with the help of MMGC the most important data were subtracted, ordened, and interpreted for clinical relevance, and subsequently published in a high-standard journal.

Latest News

Hepatitis A was once an insect virus

We performed a thorough analysis of Hepatitis A virus and discovered that this virus most likely had an ancestor virus replicating in insects. The work was initiated by MMGC in collaboration with colleagues from UAMS.

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The publication is open source and can be found here

Past vaccination with BCG (Tuberculosis) does not protect against Covid-19

In spite of publications in top journals predicting otherwise, an analysis of international data clearly indicated lack of protection. The work was initiated by MMGC in collaboration with independent scolars. The findings were published as early as July 2020 here, and lack of protection by GCG was later confirmed by other research group in clinical trials. That is not to say that vaccination doesn't work: the internationally approved SARS-CoV-2 vaccines are highly effective to prevent severe disease and death.

Book recommendation

Bacteria: The Benign, the Bad, and the BeautifulBacteria:
The Benign,
the Bad, and
the Beautiful

Dr. Trudy Wassenaar

 

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