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.
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.
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.
Scientific reports 2015;5;8188
Staphylococcus aureus spa type t437: identification of the most dominant community-associated clone from Asia across Europe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Research in microbiology 2014;165;2;140-53