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Jane undertook her PhD in bacterial genomics, focusing on the mobile elements that are responsible for disseminating antimicrobial resistance. During her PhD she developed the software ISMapper for enabling the detection of insertion sequences from short-read sequencing data. She has been a postdoctoral research fellow since 2017 with a focus on the genomic evolution of hospital pathogens. She is particularly interested in developing new genomic methods to track mobile genetic elements that are shared between pathogens, and assess their impact in a hospital setting.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Microbial Genomics, PhD, The dynamics of insertion sequences in bacterial genomes, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 5 Dec 2017

Microbiology, Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Melbourne

Award Date: 3 Dec 2012

Research area keywords

  • Bacterial genomics
  • Mobile genetic elements
  • Plasmids
  • Antimicrobial resistance

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