Kathryn Holt

Monash University, Australia
& London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK

The group of Kat Holt has built its unique expertise studying the evolutionary epidemiology of ESKAPE pathogens by using latest developments in sequencing technology and bioinformatics, particularly of the Oxford Nanopore Sequencing. We have been collaborating by sharing data and expertise on the genetics of polysaccharide capsules as well as methods to analyse huge collections of bacterial genomes. There is a lot more on the way…

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Mark Enright

Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Mark’s group in Manchester are using experimental microbiology and genomics to understand bacteria-phage interactions. Our group is providing bioinformatic expertise to make sense of Mark’s exciting experiments, and sketch next directions for theoretical and experimental work.


Christophe Fraser

University of Oxford, UK

The group of Christophe Fraser has an exceptional track record in using the evolutionary theory to explain key phenomena in pathogen epidemiology, particularly in the fields of HIV research and bacterial diseases. Rafal’s previous interactions with Christophe’s group have resulted in important work on the significance of recombination to bacterial evolution, and in the future we plan to continue the interactions between our group and Christophe’s group at the Big Data Institute in Oxford.


Aaron Darling

University of Technology Sydney, Australia

The Darling group at the UTS Sydney has a broad expertise in computational genomics and has previously worked on novel statistical approaches to track bacterial evolution in metagenomes. They are also working on developing new DNA sequencing approaches.