Following on from her biology undergrad in Oxford, Gemma moved to the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute for her PhD where she studied bacterial metabolism in Salmonella which infect either humans or animals. She also helped develop TraDIS, a technique that allows all bacterial genes required under a specific condition to be assayed at once. As a post-doc at the Sanger, Gemma followed an interest in bacterial niche adaptation as she continued to work on TraDIS and comparative genomics. She moved to her current position at UEA in early 2016 to look at the population structure of non-aureus staphylococci and their role in hospital-acquired infection.
Ceftriaxone resistant Salmonella Typhi carries an IncI1-ST31 plasmid encoding CTXM-15,
in Journal of Medical Microbiology
pp. 620-627Full Text UEA Repository
WGS for surveillance of antimicrobial resistance: A pilot study to detect the prevalence and mechanism of resistance to azithromycin in a UK population of non-typhoidal Salmonella,
in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
pp. 3400-3408Full Text UEA Repository