100K Pathogen Genome Project – This project is using NGS to sequence 100,000 bacterial pathogens in an open collaboration model

Host-microbe/microbe interactions – Multiple projects are underway to define the interaction between bacteria and their host

Bacterial epigenetics – a number of projects are underway to define how bacteria use specific D/RNA modifications

Non-culturability and bacterial survival – using metabolomics and genomics projects are underway that define how bacteria regulate non-culturability

Rapid bacterial detection – Phylogenomics methods coupled to culture-independent technologies to create novel diagnostic methods for bacterial detection