Microbiology, bacterial culture plates

Western Sydney Local Health District

CIDM - Public Health

The Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology - Public Health is a large public health and diagnostic microbiology laboratory affiliated with Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney and Marie Bashir Institute.

Our primary aims are to advance laboratory based surveillance and to improve prevention strategies, management and control of communicable diseases.

We are undertaking research to improve laboratory and epidemiological investigations of communicable diseases, the causative agents and their vectors. Our scientists work with a broad range of viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens.

Sophisticated epidemiological tools that can accurately predict the behaviour and modes of transmission of microbial pathogens and identify sources are also being developed, along with education and training programs.

A/Prof Vitali Sintchenko
Director, CIDM Public Health



CIDM                             Syduni