Genomics of Pneumonia and Meningitis (and neonatal sepsis) | Parasites and Microbes

Genomics of Pneumonia and Meningitis (and neonatal sepsis) | Parasites and Microbes

Genomics of Pneumonia and Meningitis (and neonatal sepsis)

Our Research and Approach

We study variation in the genomes of major bacterial pathogens to understand their evolution in the context of disease and aymptomatic carriage with a view to informing strategies for treatment and prevention.

Key species of interest are:
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Neisseria meningitidis
  • Streptococcus agalactiae
Key research areas of research are:
  • Evolution of vaccine evasion
  • Genetics of pathogenesis
  • Genetics of transmission and spread
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Professor Stephen D. Bentley
Group Leader

Using bacterial pathogen genomics to understand patterns of colonisation, transmission and genetic associations with disease. Focus on pathogens associated with respiratory infection and particulalry those which have a major disease burden in resource-poor settings.

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