Dr Ebenezer Foster-Nyarko
I am a Research Fellow in Professor Kathryn Holt's group at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. My current research involves undertaking high-quality computational genomics-based research to elucidate the genetic determinants of AMR and virulence in Klebsiella pneumonia and contributing to research aimed at improving phenotype prediction from genotypic data to enhance genomic surveillance of AMR and virulence in K. pneumoniae. I have a PhD in microbial genomics (Quadram Institute Bioscience and Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK). My PhD research focused on understanding the within-host diversity of Escherichia coli in the vertebrate gut.
Before my PhD, I worked as a Scientific Officer at the Medical Research Council Unit the Gambia at LSHTM, where I was involved in invasive bacterial disease surveillance in the WHO Regional Co-ordinating Centre headed by Professor Martin Antonio.
Aside from my research, I am honoured to serve as the Regional Coordinator for PulseNET Africa, a regional hub of PulseNET International. I also chair the African Pathogen Initiative's Foodborne Diseases Technical Focus Group, helping to shape the future of foodborne disease genomic surveillance in Africa.
Microbial genomics, Antimicrobial resistance, Bioinformatics, Klebsiella pneumoniae