Dr Andrea Gori
Division of Infection and Immunity
University College London
Andrea received his PhD in Biosciences from the University of Exeter working both on the genetics and the function of a particular plasmid family found in Campylobacter jejuni. He started his first postdoctoral position at UCL in 2017. His main research interest is Bacterial Genomics: he focuses on the description of the changes in genotype in carriage strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae following vaccine introduction in the settings of the Malawi's second largest city (Blantyre), both from a genomic and a functional genetic point of view. During his postdoc, he also worked on describing the differences between lineages of Streptococcus agalactiae characterised by a different virulence profile.
Links to recent publications:
1) Gori A, et al. 2020. Pan-GWAS of Streptococcus agalactiae highlights lineage-specific genes associated with virulence and niche adaptation. mBio 11(3):e00728-20.
2) Obolski U, Gori A, et al. 2019. Identifying genes associated with invasive disease in S. pneumoniae by applying a machine learning approach to whole genome sequence typing data. Sci Rep 9(1):4049.