Defining the impact of recurrent adaptive mutations on staphylococcal antimicrobial resistance and pathogenesis
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- PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
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- Microbiology and Immunology
- Doherty Institute
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Summary In this project, techniques including whole genome sequencing, directed mutagenesis, Tn-seq, RNA-seq and high-throughput phenotypic screening will be used to unravel the molecular basis of antibiotic resistance and pathogenicity in this important human pathogen.
Staphylococcus aureus is one of the major causes of human bacterial infection, with increasing antibiotic resistance making treatment difficult. Our laboratory has discovered a critical link between resistance to antibiotics and changes in host-pathogen interactions and has identified important convergent mutations by analysing thousands ofStaphylococcus aureus genomes. In this project, techniques including whole genome sequencing, directed mutagenesis, Tn-seq, RNA-seq and high-throughput phenotypic screening will be used to unravel the molecular basis of antibiotic resistance and pathogenicity in this important human pathogen.
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PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
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