The purpose of this project is to design strategies for faster and more precise pathogen detection, relevant to personalized medicine as well as the veterinary and food sectors.
Rapid and precise identification of the etiologic agent in infected individuals is essential in clinical and veterinary praxis. Sometimes none of the current methods used can reveal the identity of the infectious agent - leading to the death of humans and animals. We have developed and are further refining tools that facilitate rapid and precise pathogen identification. In this project you will employ cutting-edge laboratory techniques and bioinformatics analyses to discover pathogens and predict their antimicrobial resistance profile. You may be working with clinical specimens from cancer patients or from other individuals.
You will be part of a team that includes clinicians, veterinarians, molecular biologists and bioinformaticians. Techniques can include DNA extraction, PCR, creating metagenomic libraries, Next-generation sequencing (incl. Nanopore sequencing), classical microbiological techniques, DNA sequence analyses, and other.
Overall, the main research areas of our group are: the microbiome, genomics, infectious diseases, novel antimicrobials, antibiotic resistance, microbial ecology, microbial interactions, evolution, microbiology, molecular biology, single-cell analysis, epidemiology and global surveillance.
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