The Population Structure of Listeria ssp

The Population Structure of Listeria ssp

Funding Body (EPA, FP7, etc): SFI

Project Type (PhD, post-doc, etc): PhD

Period (start to end): 2011

Researcher: Jana Haase

Project Description:

The gram positive bacteria Listeria can be isolated from extremely diverse sources such as food products, environment samples, animals and in some cases humans.

Prof. H.P.R. Seeliger collected Listeria isolates from the 1990’s to the 1940’s from different continents and a huge variety of different sources.

During my PhD over 6000 isolates from this “Special Listeria Culture Collection” (SLCC) are being investigated by genotyping to determine the population structure, find relationships between isolates and their origin and identify patterns of infection.

In order to manage such a large collection of strains I am using SQL and develop an integrated robotic pipeline.


Jana Haase, Keith Turner, Gemma Langridge, Kenneth E. Sanderson, John Wain, Satheesh Nair, Genomic rearrangements at rrn operons in S. Typhi is able to change gene expression; 7th International Symposium on Invasive Salmonelloses, Kenya, 2009

Environmental Research Institute

University College Cork, Lee Road, Cork