Dr Stephanie Wai-U Lo

Project Manager / Principal Bioinformatician

Genomic surveillance

I am interested in using genomics to reduce the burden of bacterial diseases in young children in low- and middle-income countries and to understand the spread of antimicrobial resistance.

Currently I oversee the Global Pneumococcal Sequencing Project (https://www.pneumogen.net/gps/) by setting overall scientific strategy, communicating with collaborators, and delivering outputs through publications and presentations. Funded by the Gates Foundation, the GPS project sequenced >25,000 pneumococcal isolates collected around the globe, especially from developing countries, to investigate the adaptive changes that mediate the emergence, expansion and persistence of pneumococcal lineages after the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs).

The GPS project also delivers bioinformatics training to project partners and beyond (https://training.bactgen.sanger.ac.uk/#/), together with our sister JUNO project (https://www.gbsgen.net/)

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