Serial Clustering of Late-Onset Group B Streptococcal Infections in the Neonatal Unit: A Genomic Re-evaluation of Causality
Presented by Elita Jauneikaite, PhD
Measurable Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to…
1. Introduce learners to the use of whole genome sequencing to investigate community- and healthcare-associated infections.
2. Familiarise learners with GBS serotypes and common antimicrobial resistance patterns in neonatal GBS infections.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Elita Jauneikaite, PhD
Dr. Elita Jauneikaite is an Imperial College Research Fellow in bacterial genomic epidemiology and evolution of human pathogens. She is investigating the transmission, evolution and antimicrobial resistance patterns in disease-causing bacteria such as Group B streptococci and what impact these bacterial traits have on the global infectious disease burden.