My interests lie in:
- Pathogen strain identification
- Bacterial genome annotation and protein structure/function prediction
- Knowledge-based structural genomics target selection
I am responsible for assembling high-throughput DNA sequencing results for the Campylobacter, Neisseria and Multi-species research projects within the Maiden Group. As a result, I have developed an automated de novo genome assembly pipeline and I manage the exchange of large amounts of data between sequencing centres, different labs and the ENA Sequence Read Archive (SRA). The assembled genomes are accessible on the PubMLST website (pubmlst.org) for bacterial population studies, pathogen surveillance and gene-by-gene analysis.