My research work involves applying whole genome sequencing to study bacterial pathogens. I'm particularly interested in the evolution of Staphylococcus aureus, with focus on the highly successful clones of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA).
Comparative genotypic and phenotypic characterisation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST398 isolated from animals and humans.
PloS one 2012;7;7;e40458
Identification of a novel plasmid-associated spectinomycin adenyltransferase gene spd in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST398 isolated from animal and human sources.
The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy 2014;69;5;1193-6