Dr Corinna Glasner | Postdoctoral Fellow

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Glasner, Corinna

Corinna is a postdoctoral fellow in the newly formed Centre for Genomic Pathogen Surveillance (cGPS) that aims to provide data and tools for global surveillance of pathogens and antimicrobial resistance determinants using whole genome sequencing.With a strong background in medical microbiology focussing on typing of pathogens across Europe and her engagement in large European networks Staphylococcal Reference Laboratories (SRL) and the European Survey of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobactericeae (EuSCAPE), Corinna is involved in the sequencing of large pathogen collections and the support of the software developers within the team to develop tools for the easy access, sharing and analysis of WGS data.

The sequencing of isolate collection from recently performed European structured surveys on public health relevant pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaecae (CPE) will serve as the baseline population for the tools that we develope at cGPS. Next to this I am currenty collating published WGS datasets inlcuding the sequences and the respective metadata to analyse those pathogens on the most comprehensive population level. The identification of high-risk clones including their antimicrobial resistance and virulence potential will be in the focus of future analyses to inform the global scientific community and public health.


  • Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Europe: a survey among national experts from 39 countries, February 2013.

    Glasner C, Albiger B, Buist G, Tambić Andrasević A, Canton R et al.

    Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin 2013;18;28

  • The dynamic changes of dominant clones of Staphylococcus aureus causing bloodstream infections in the European region: results of a second structured survey.

    Grundmann H, Schouls LM, Aanensen DM, Pluister GN, Tami A et al.

    Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin 2014;19;49

  • Low anti-staphylococcal IgG responses in granulomatosis with polyangiitis patients despite long-term Staphylococcus aureus exposure.

    Glasner C, van Timmeren MM, Stobernack T, Omansen TF, Raangs EC et al.

    Scientific reports 2015;5;8188

  • Staphylococcus aureus spa type t437: identification of the most dominant community-associated clone from Asia across Europe.

    Glasner C, Pluister G, Westh H, Arends JP, Empel J et al.

    Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 2015;21;2;163.e1-8

  • Genetic diversity of Staphylococcus aureus in Buruli ulcer.

    Amissah NA, Glasner C, Ablordey A, Tetteh CS, Kotey NK et al.

    PLoS neglected tropical diseases 2015;9;2;e0003421

  • High-resolution typing by MLVF unveils extensive heterogeneity of European livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates with the sequence type 398.

    Glasner C, Sabat AJ, Chlebowicz MA, Vanderhaeghen W, Fetsch A et al.

    International journal of medical microbiology : IJMM 2013;303;3;124-7

  • Rapid and high-resolution distinction of community-acquired and nosocomial Staphylococcus aureus isolates with identical pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns and spa types.

    Glasner C, Sabat AJ, Dreisbach A, Larsen AR, Friedrich AW et al.

    International journal of medical microbiology : IJMM 2013;303;2;70-5

  • High anti-staphylococcal antibody titers in patients with epidermolysis bullosa relate to long-term colonization with alternating types of Staphylococcus aureus.

    van der Kooi-Pol MM, de Vogel CP, Westerhout-Pluister GN, Veenstra-Kyuchukova YK, Duipmans JC et al.

    The Journal of investigative dermatology 2013;133;3;847-850

  • Microbial molecular markers and epidemiological surveillance in the era of high throughput sequencing: an update from the IMMEM-10 conference.

    Brisse S, Brehony C, Conceição T, Cubero M, Glasner C et al.

    Research in microbiology 2014;165;2;140-53

Glasner, Corinna
Corinna's Timeline

Joined the Centre for Genomic Pathogen Surveillance


PhD, Bacterial Fingerprinting across Europe, University of Groningen, The Netherlands


MSc of Medical Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands


BSc of Biological Sciences, University of Münster, Germany