Dr Christine J Boinett
This person is a member of Sanger Institute Alumni.
Christine is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Pathogen Genomics group.
My current work is focussed on understanding how resistance to antibiotics emerges in bacterial pathogens using a high throughput mutagenesis approach to inactivate genes in the bacterial genome known as Transposon Directed Insertion Site Sequencing (TraDIS). I am particularly interested in identifying intrinsic mechanisms of resistance in the hope of understanding how these genes may function in conjunction with known resistance mediators in bacteria.
Having been an antibiotic champion since 2012, I hope to highlight the need for research and development of new antibiotics which will be essential in meeting the threat of bacteria already resistant to current antibiotics.