I am interested in studying various modes of evolution in pathogenic bacteria and how they shape different population structure.

Qunatifying the invasiveness and modelling the evolution of Streptococcus pneumoniae

I am co-supervised by Stephen Bentley (Sanger), John Lees (EBI) and Henrik Salje (University of Cambridge). I am working towards quantifying the invasiveness of Streptococcus pneumoniae on the settings of global populations. I aim to find out the causal genetic factors contributing enhanced virulence while adjusting population factors (i.e. vaccine implementation, antibiotic usages …) to improve the strategy of genomic surveillance.