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Work on the phylogenetics, ecology & epidemiology of drug-resistant bacteria from European-wide studies using long & short read DNA sequencing

We study the epidemic spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria at international and European
level but also at single hospital wards. Building on recent advances in whole genome sequencing
(Sophia David, et al. Nature Microbiology, November 4, 2019) additional funding has become available to
better study the routes and drivers of the epidemic expansion of extremely drug-
resistant (XDR) bacteria through health care networks.
The project will focus on reconstructing the recent evolutionary and epidemiological
dynamics of pathogenic bacteria based on large and unbiased strain collections from
European-wide initiatives (EuSCAPE and COMBACTE-CARE). Transmission events will be
inferred using long & short read DNA sequencing technology.
We offer you:

  • a fully funded PhD
  • an interdisciplinary dynamic research environment
  • state-of-the-art computing and laboratory facilities
  • international and European network experience
  • a work place at one of the oldest Universities in Germany
  • Freiburg a town with one of the highest quality of life indices in Europe
PhD position
The Institute for Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology at the Medical Centre - University of Freiburg
Closing date
March 3rd, 2020
Posted on
December 3rd, 2019 13:43
Last updated
December 3rd, 2019 13:43