Dr Silvia Argimon

Genomic Epidemiologist


This person is a member of Sanger Institute Alumni.

Silvia analyses population level pathogen genome sequences in the context of global surveillance and antimicrobial resistance, and informs the development of transitional tools for pathogen surveillance in public health.

Currently, I focus on the development of tools for global surveillance of selected Salmonella enterica serovars, which are a global public health concern. My research interests also include the relationships and exchange of genetic material between and within Streptococcus species belonging to the viridans group. I also enjoy collaborating with other researchers at the Sanger Institute to produce intuitive visualizations that enhance the benefit of high-throughput genomic data applied to pathogen evolution and epidemiology.

My research background is in opportunistic pathogens of humans, both bacterial and fungal.

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