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Dr Romain Guerillot

Dr Romain Guerillot

Dr Romain Guerillot

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Postdoctoral Researcher
Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections
Microbiological Diagnostic Unit (MDU) Public Health Laboratory
Lab Group(s):
Howden Group

Dr Romain Guerillot is a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in molecular biology, bioinformatics, evolutionary genomics, and antibiotic resistance. Under the supervision of Professor Ben Howden, Romain is using a combination of laboratory and genomics approaches to investigate the role played by common clinical rifampicin resistance mutations in persistent Staphylococcus aureus infections.

  • Key Achievements
    • Romain graduated from a Master’s Degree with Distinction in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris. In 2013, he completed a PhD with honours on mobile genetic elements of Streptococcus agalactiae under the supervision of Philippe Glaser within the laboratory ‘Biology of Gram-Positive Pathogens of the Institut Pasteur in Paris. His PhD led to the characterisation of new families of mobile genetic elements widespread amongst gram positive bacteria, and to the development of new genetic tools to manipulate streptococci. Romain is co-author of a book chapter and his PhD work has been published in peer reviewed scientific journals and presented in several international and national conferences.

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    Research Groups
    • Howden Group

      Ben’s group’s research uses genomics, molecular biology, epidemiology and clinical studies to address a broad range of issues related to invasive bacterial diseases in humans, especially those caused by staphylococci, enterococci and other antimicrobial-resistant species. Additionally, working closely with scientists in the MDU PHL, they investigate the epidemiology, evolution, and spread of bacterial pathogens of public health significance such as Neisseria gonorrhoea, Listeria monocytogenes, Shigella and Salmonella spp., Legionella spp., and carbapenemase-producing gram-negative bacteria.

      Lab Team

      Howden Group

      • Dr Romain Guerillot
      • Dr Natasha Holmes
      • Dr Anders Gonçalves da Silva
      • Dr Kyra Chua
      • Wei Gao
      • Dr Jason Kwong
      • Sarah Baines
      • Dr Jean Lee
      • Dr Norelle Sherry
      • Dr Stefano Giulieri
      • Eloise Alison
      • Dr Andre Mu
        Research Officer
      • Robyn Lee
        Research Fellow

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