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Anita Schürch

Associate Professor

Strategic program(s):

Research groups

Microbial genomics and metagenomics

Research aim

We develop novel genomic methods for reconstructing and tracking antimicrobial resistance genes by building bioinformatics tools to facilitate data analysis of massive sequence data sets of pathogens and microbiomes.
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Molecular and cellular host-microbiota interactions

Research aim

Our research aims to unravel how the products from pathogenic and beneficial bacterial species within the intestinal microbiota contribute to human health and disease.
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Recent publications

Metagenomic assembly is the main bottleneck in the identification of mobile genetic elements Jesse J Kerkvliet, Alex Bossers, Jannigje G Kers, Rodrigo Meneses, Rob Willems, Anita C Schürch
PeerJ, 2024, vol. 12, p.e16695
PlasmidEC and gplas2: an optimized short-read approach to predict and reconstruct antibiotic resistance plasmids in Escherichia coli. Julian A Paganini, Jesse J Kerkvliet, Lisa Vader, Nienke L Plantinga, Rodrigo Meneses, Jukka Corander, Rob J L Willems, Sergio Arredondo-Alonso, Anita C Schürch
Microbial genomics, 2024, vol. 10
Mge-cluster Sergio Arredondo-Alonso, Rebecca A Gladstone, Anna K Pöntinen, João A Gama, Anita C Schürch, Val F Lanza, Pål Jarle Johnsen, Ørjan Samuelsen, Gerry Tonkin-Hill, Jukka Corander
NAR genomics and bioinformatics, 2023, vol. 5
Characterization of blaKPC-2 and blaNDM-1 Plasmids of a K. pneumoniae ST11 Outbreak Clone Camila Maria dos Santos Boralli, Julian Andres Paganini, Rodrigo Silva Meneses, Camila Pacheco Silveira Martins da Mata, Edna Marilea Meireles Leite, Anita C. Schürch, Fernanda L. Paganelli, Rob J.L. Willems, Ilana Lopes Baratella Cunha Camargo
Antibiotics, 2023, vol. 12
Recovering escherichia coli plasmids in the absence of long-read sequencing data Julian A. Paganini, Nienke L. Plantinga, Sergio Arredondo-alonso, Rob J.L. Willems, Anita C. Schürch
Microorganisms, 2021, vol. 9, p.1-20
A high-throughput multiplexing and selection strategy to complete bacterial genomes Anna K Pöntinen, François Cléon, Rebecca A Gladstone, Anita C Schürch, Pål J Johnsen, Ørjan Samuelsen, Jukka Corander
GigaScience, 2021, vol. 10