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Jacqueline Chan

Job Title
Research Fellow
WMS - Microbiology and Infection
+44(0)24 7657 3299
Research Interests

Research Themes: High-throughput sequencing; Genomic profiling of the emerging hospital pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii; Microbial genomic epidemiology; Diagnostic metagenomics; Genomic profiling of ancient pathogens


My PhD research at the University of Warwick focused on the isolation and characterisation of bacteriophages that infect the marine Roseobacter. During this time I encountered the world of next-generation sequencing an interest I have followed up in my postdoctoral work at the University of Birmingham with Prof. Mark Pallen. There I examined the genomic profile of the emerging hospital pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii and the use of rapid high-throughput sequencing to diagnose bacterial infections and unravel transmission chains during hospital outbreaks of A. baumannii. I am also interested in tracking the evolution and spread of disease such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis in historical samples.