Anastasia Unitt

Research Interests

My research interests range from population genetics and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) and social evolution.

In 2019 I graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in Biological sciences, where I undertook my first research project on mobile genetic elements in Streptococcus agalactiae, supervised by Dr Odile Harrison. I then joined the BBSRC Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP, through which I completed two rotation projects, the first typing outer membrane vesicle proteins in Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and the second a metadata analysis of OMV proteomes across 14 bacterial species.

I am now working on my DPhil, in which I am using a large dataset of whole genome sequence data from Neisseria gonorrhoeae to explore how we can apply population genetics to better describe bacterial population structure, and its relationship to AMR. I will also be investigating the use of this data to inform the development of tools for profiling AMR genotypes at the point of care. My supervisors are Dr Odile Harrison, and Professor Martin Maiden.

Additional Affiliations

Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP (BBSRC)