Dr Camila Gazolla Volpiano
BTech Biotechnology, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil | MSc | PhD, Federal University Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
I am a bioinformatician researching the asymptomatic carriage of bacterial pathogens and their antimicrobial resistance genes in healthy individuals. I aim to help tackle a potentially catastrophic threat to public health: the spread of antibiotic resistance among bacteria leads to multi-drug resistant infections that have become untreatable.
I have a diverse experience in analysing NGS data in clinical and agronomical research settings. My main areas of knowledge and interest are in identifying and characterising isolated prokaryotes based on genome sequences as well as population-based microbiome studies using metabarcoding (16S and ITS) and metagenomics data. I hold a PhD with a thesis project that leveraged computational methods to taxonomically identify and characterise a broad collection of bacterial genomes. My relevant past experiences also include a postdoctoral training with fundamental microbiome-epidemiology analysis in a large cohort of people living with HIV as well as 3 years of experience in the industry.