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Researcher

Sandra Van Puyvelde

  • Research interest:Prof. Sandra Van Puyvelde joined the Laboratory of Medical Microbiology at UA as an Assistant Professor in 2019. She received her MSc and PhD degree in Bioscience Engineering at the University of Leuven (Belgium). In her PhD research, she studied Salmonella Typhimurium gene regulation during biofilm formation. After her PhD she obtained an advanced MSc degree in Statistical Data Analysis at the University of Ghent (Belgium) and worked as a research fellow at the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp studying the genomics of Salmonella causing bloodstream infections in Africa, in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge and Cambridge University where she worked as a visiting researcher since 2015 and 2018 respectively. She combines her appointment at UA with a Senior Research Associate appointment at the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge. In her research, Dr. Sandra Van Puyvelde combines bioinformatics and molecular approaches to understand bacterial infections, their adaptation to the human host, and their resistance to antibiotics.
  • Keywords:ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE, BACTERIA, Applied biological sciences, biotechnology
  • Disciplines:Analysis of next-generation sequence data, Computational evolutionary biology, comparative genomics and population genomics, Molecular evolution, Phylogeny and comparative analysis, Bacteriology, Infectious diseases, Genetics, Public health sciences not elsewhere classified
  • Research techniques:Molecular microbiology (DNA, RNA and protein work)Bacterial biofilmsOmics (genomics, proteomics transcriptomics, metagenomics)PhylogeneticsBio-informatics
  • Users of research expertise:researchers in the field of microbial genomics