Anna Johnning

Researcher, Mathematical Sciences

Antibiotics are used to treat and prevent bacterial infections. However, the high consumption has resulted in an increased prevalence of antibiotic resistance – when bacteria evolve so that antibiotic treatment is no longer effective – which is one of the major threats to human health today. The changes can occur through mutations in the bacterial DNA or through the acquisition of mobile antibiotic resistance genes. My research focuses on developing methods with clinical applications for improved diagnostics of bacterial infections. Better and faster diagnostics will reduce our use of antibiotics and, thereby, slow the increase and spread of resistance. I am especially interested in bioinformatic analyses of DNA sequencing data and optical DNA maps (ODM.
- ​​​Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre (Department Systems and Data Analysis)
CARe (Centre for Antibiotic Resistance Research at University of Gothenburg)
- Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg (Department of Infectious Disease)
​​- Chalmers University of Technology (Department of Biology and Biological Engineering)
- Uppsala University (Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology)
Lund University (Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics)
- Karolinska Institutet (Department of Laboratory Medicine)
- Karolinska University Hospital (Department of Clinical Microbiology)
- 1928 Diagnostics AB
​A member of  the Gothenburg Bioinformatics Network (GOTBIN)

Published: Thu 02 Apr 2020.