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An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge


My research focuses on using whole genome sequencing to understand the evolution of pathogens. I have a particular interest in the within host diversity and evolution of cystic fibrosis pathogens, with a focus on Mycobacterium abscessus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.


Key publications: 

Bryant JM, Grogono DM, et al: Emergence and spread of a human-transmissible multidrug-resistant nontuberculous mycobacterium. Science 2016.

Bryant JM, Thibault V, et al:  Phylogenomic exploration of the relationships between strains of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis. BMC Genomics 2016

Bryant JM, Lipman M, Breuer J, Personalizing therapy for multidrug resistant TB: the potential of Rapid Whole Genome Sequencing. Expert review of anti-infective therapy 2016

Bryant JM, Brown AC, et al: Rapid Whole Genome Sequencing of M. tuberculosis directly from clinical samples. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2015.

Bryant JM, Grogono DM, et al: Whole-genome sequencing to identify transmission of Mycobacterium abscessus between patients with cystic fibrosis: a retrospective cohort study. Lancet 2013.

Bryant JM, Harris SR, et al: Whole genome sequencing to establish relapse or re-infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a retrospective observational study. Lancet Respitory Medicine 2013.

Bryant JM, Schurch AC, et al: Inferring patient to patient transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from whole genome sequencing data. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013.


For full list of publications see:

Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellow, Department of Medicine
Within host evolution of cystic fibrosis pathogens
Dr Josie   Bryant
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