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Kathryn Holt

Honorary
Biochemistry And Molecular Biology
evolution and transmission of multidrug resistance
hospital infection
bacterial pathogens
next generation sequencing of bacteria
next generation sequencing to study bacterial populations in infant airways and the association with etiology of asthma
especially in hospital pathogens and foodborne pathogens
especially Salmonella
foodborne disease
Typhi
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A/Prof

Kathryn Holt

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Antimicrobial resistance in bacteria
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Kathryn Holt

 

Kathryn (Kat) has a double degree BA/BSc at the University of Western Australia, majoring in Biochemistry, Applied Statistics and Philosophy, with Honours in Genetics (focusing on plant gene expression). After a short stint in the Bioinformatics Division at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Kat went to the University of Cambridge to undertake a PhD in Molecular Biology at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

There she studied the genomics of typhoid fever, under the supervision of Gordon Dougan, Julian Parkhill and Duncan Maskell. In 2010 Kat returned to Australia to take up an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne. While working as a research fellow, she also undertook a Masters in Epidemiology at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 2011. In late 2012, Kat was recruited to a lab head position in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Melbourne, and established a lab at the Bio21 Institute. The research group is currently funded by several external grants and Kat has recently been awarded a L’Oréal For Women In Science Australia & NZ Fellowship (2013), the NHMRC Research Excellence Award for the Top-Ranked Career Development Fellow (2014) and a L’Oreal-UNESCO Rising Talents Fellowship (2015). Kat is a Senior Editor of the new journal Microbial Genomics, published by the UK Society for General Microbiology. Kat runs a computational lab based in the new Centre for Systems Genomics at the University of Melbourne. The research group works closely with collaborators in other research, public health and hospital labs to develop projects and generate data, and uses a combination of phylogenetics, sequence analysis, comparative genomics, spatiotemporal analysis and epidemiological methods to analyse and interpret the data. Much of this is done using high performance computing.

Projects

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30

Projects

Project Types


24

Research Grant


3

Internal Research Grant


3

Research Contracts


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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2015

L'Oréal-UNESCO

2014

NHMRC Research Excellence Award (Top-Ranked Career Development Fellow)

2013

L'Oréal Australia & NZ

3

Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Honorary

Biochemistry And Molecular Biology

Member

Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Member

Australian Epidemiological Association

Member

Australian Society for Antimicrobials

Associate Membership

Australian Society for Microbiology

Education

Education


Master of Epidemiology

University of Melbourne

Doctor of Philosophy (Molecular Biology)

University of Cambridge

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

The University of Western Australia

Bachelor of Arts

The University of Western Australia

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