Dr Odile Harrison
Senior Research Fellow
My work explores the population genomics of bacterial pathogens. I am particularly interested in defining bacterial lineages using genome sequence data as this allows strains associated with distinct pathologies including antimicrobial resistance to be more rapidly identified. Such information brings with it opportunities for improving diagnostics, preventing infection through vaccination and the capacity to limit antimicrobial resistance. My research more specifically involves the analysis of whole genome sequence data belonging to the sexually transmitted pathogens Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Treponema pallidum and Mycoplasma genitalium as well as the meningitis causing pathogens Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae and Streptococcus agalactiae.
I am an editorial board member for the Journal of Infection and a fellow of the Higher Education academy.
Orchid id: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1623-0295
Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates from Yaoundé, Cameroon, 2019 to 2020.
Tayimetha CY. et al, (2023), Microb Genom, 9
Bacterium of one thousand and one variants: genetic diversity of Neisseria gonorrhoeae pathogenicity
Kurzyp K. and HARRISON O., (2023), Microbial Genomics
Genome-wide association studies identify an association of transferrin binding protein B variation and invasive serogroup Y meningococcal disease in older adults,
MAIDEN M. et al, (2022), Journal of Infectious Diseases
Genome-wide association studies identify an association of transferrin binding protein B variation and invasive serogroup Y meningococcal disease in older adults.
Maynard-Smith L. et al, (2022), J Infect Dis
Impact of meningococcal ACWY conjugate vaccines on pharyngeal carriage in adolescents: evidence for herd protection from the UK MenACWY programme.
Carr JP. et al, (2022), Clin Microbiol Infect