My career in genomics: antibiotic resistance

In this film Christine Boinett talks about her research looking at antibiotic resistance in bacteria. This is one of a series of films providing a unique insight into different careers in the field of genomics. 

Christine Boinett is a post-doctoral fellow working in Pathogen Genomics at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. In this film she describes how she uses DNA sequencing and computer analysis to investigate how bacteria develop resistance to certain antibiotics.  

During her degree, Christine spent a year in industry looking at drug resistance in HIV. Her fascination with drug resistance led her on to a PhD looking at how it develops in bacteria. Her current research at the Sanger Institute uses whole genome sequencing to reveal antibiotic resistance genes.

The Pathogen Genomics programme at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute investigates the genomes of a range of pathogens that affect human health, including viruses, bacteria and eukaryotic parasites. The aim of the programme is to find out more about how these organisms cause disease and spread within the population.

This is one of a series of films providing a unique insight into different careers in the field of genomics.

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