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Read more at: Elias Rafael Ruiz-Morales

Elias Rafael Ruiz-Morales

What I do:

I am a PhD student at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, where I study the complex relationship between host and pathogens in the placental tissue. The placenta serves as a vital defense mechanism, shielding the fetus from harmful external pathogens. Nevertheless, some pathogens can overcome this barrier, posing an imminent danger to both mother and fetus.

Read more at: Alexandria Harrott

Alexandria Harrott

What I do:

I am a laboratory research scientist who works on developing methods to track the evolution of plasmodium and mosquitoes. Working collaboratively with our partners to track and surveillance malaria.

Read more at: Dr Mukul Rawat

Dr Mukul Rawat

What I do:

My research interest revolves around understanding the transcriptional regulation of resistance in Plasmodium falciparum. The emergence of resistance requires stringent transcriptional regulation, which in turn is dictated by various key molecular players. Deciphering the role of these molecules can open up more avenue for the development of malaria transmission-blocking intervention strategies.

Read more at: Emma Carpenter

Emma Carpenter

What do I do?

I am a final year PhD student who has been working on the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum and the interplay between different drug resistances and the subsequent impact on parasite fitness.

Read more at: Dr Rachael Dellar

Dr Rachael Dellar

What I do:

I am a junior doctor currently working with the Bentley group at the Sanger for four months as part of an academic clinical fellowship in infectious disease. My research with the Bentley group will focus on tetracycline resistance in streptococcus.

Read more at: Dr Ana Ferreira

Dr Ana Ferreira

I characterise S. pneumoniae genome collections at the country/GPSC level to infer biologic insights, enrich the project database with genomes from public databases and support external project partners.

Read more at: Dr Mat Beale

Dr Mat Beale

I am a molecular and computational microbiologist, with a broad wet and dry lab experience, expertise in genomic laboratory methods and bioinformatics analysis of pathogen genomes, working with viral, fungal and bacterial human pathogens.

Read more at: Dr Avril Coghlan

Dr Avril Coghlan

What I do:

I am working on making Vibrio cholerae genomic data more useful and usable, particularly using the Pathogenwatch website.

Research Interests:

Vibrio cholerae; Genome variation and genome evolution; Antibiotic resistance; Virulence genes; Mobile genetic elements