Struelens MJ, Sintchenko V. Pathogen genomics: Empowering infectious disease surveillance and outbreak investigations. Frontiers in Public Health 2020 May 19;8:179.

Comparative microbial genomics analysis by high-throughput whole-genome sequencing (WGS) offers exquisite resolution for epidemiological investigations of infectious disease. This approach has revolutionized outbreak detection and monitoring of transmission dynamics of infectious agents and antimicrobial resistance across humans, animals, and environment. The objective of this Research Topic was to assemble articles on genomic epidemiological approaches to