Full Professor of Microbiology
Sapienza University of Rome
Alessandra Carattoli (PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology) is Full Professor of Microbiology at the Dept. of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine of the Sapienza University of Rome.
She authored >150 papers in Pub-Med (orcid.org/0000-0002-6120-6526) with an H-index = 62 (Google Scholar Mar 2019).
Since 2015 she is Highly Cited Researcher, Top 1% by citation per field and year by Clarivate Analytics Web of Science, Pharmacology & Toxicology Category
Prof. Carattoli is dedicated to innovation in the field of bacterial genomics, producing advanced diagnostics and bioinformatics tools, useful for antimicrobial resistance identification, detection of novel mechanisms of resistance, identification of trafficking of antibiotic resistance among bacteria of clinical relevance for human health. She is the inventor of molecular methods univerally adopted for the rapid identification of plasmids within enterobacterial hosts (PBRT, PCR-Based Replicon Typing; plasmid Multi Locus Sequence Typing and PlasmidFinder). These methods and tools substantially impacted and changed the standard methodology used for bacterial typing, allowing to collect plasmid information on a large number of strains. Her studies updated the characterization of high risk and multi-drug resistant bacterial pathogens, but also contributed to increase knowledge on the horizontal transmission of resistance genes in bacteria, identifying successful and epidemic plasmids spreading in the world. She studied plasmids and genomes of bacteria isolated in all the world, collaborating with the most influential research groups of Europe and USA, but also collaborating with China, Russia, Canada, and South America, acting as reference laboratory for plasmid characterization and providing training to numerous foreigner students from all the world.
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