Helena Seth-SmithHelena Seth-Smith uses genomic data to investigate bacterial evolution. In her current role at the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland, she tries to answer questions relating to emerging pathogens, outbreaks and transmission. An ongoing interest is in sexually transmitted pathogens, having worked for many years on Chlamydia trachomatis (in addition to Chlamydia suis, abortus and pecorum), published cases on sexually transmitted Shigella sonnei, and now exploring diversity and antibiotic resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae. She began her journey in genomics at the Sanger Institute in Cambridge, UK. As STIs will always transmit, she is pleased that she has chosen a fascinating and satisfying career in a field which can only expand.
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