Grants awarded

Using genomics to understand the role of cystic fibrosis pathogens in pulmonary exacerbations

Grantholder:

Dr Josephine Bryant

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

Josie's research will focus on using whole-genome sequencing approaches to understand the evolution of pathogens in the cystic fibrosis lung. In particular she aims to better understand the role they play in causing extreme clinical events termed acute pulmonary exacerbations. She will be working in Professor Andres Floto's group at the University of Cambridge. In addition Josie will be working in close collaboration with Professor John LiPuma at the University of Michigan, Dr Martin Welch at the University of Cambridge, and Professors Nicholas Thomson and Julian Parkhill at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.