• Northlands Road, Magee Campus

    BT48 7JL Londonderry

    United Kingdom

  • 3 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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Personal profile


Vanessa received her Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Biomedical Science with a Diploma in Industrial Sciences in 2010 from Ulster University.She then completed a Master of Research at the University of Southampton in 2011 through projects focused on infection, immunity and inflammation of the airways.Vanessa remained at the University of Southampton until the end of 2015 where she gained her PhD in Biomedical Sciences and a one-year contract as a Senior Research Assistant in the Infectious Disease Epidemiology group.Her PhD used molecular microbiology techniques, next generation sequencing methods and bioinformatics for the purpose of monitoring microbial epidemiology and genomics in carriage. Vanessa also provided bioinformatics support and lab-based sequencing support to the group.She joined the Northern Ireland Centre for Stratified Medicine group in early 2016 where she is employed as a Research Associate in Bioinformatics.Research InterestsVanessa has a range of research interests and they involve using next generation sequencing methods (whole genome, gene arrays, microbiomes), meta-data and bioinformatics to improve personalised medicine.

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Pneumococcal Vaccines Medicine & Life Sciences
Conjugate Vaccines Medicine & Life Sciences
Streptococcus pneumoniae Medicine & Life Sciences
Vaccines Medicine & Life Sciences
Haemophilus influenzae Medicine & Life Sciences
Immunization Programs Medicine & Life Sciences
Metagenomics Medicine & Life Sciences
Genomics Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2015 2016

  • 3 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 2 Article
3 Citations (Scopus)

Comparative Genomics of Carriage and Disease Isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotype 22F Reveals Lineage-Specific Divergence and Niche Adaptation.

Cleary, D. W., Devine, V., Jefferies, J. M. C., Webb, J. S., Bentley, S. D., Gladstone, R. A., Faust, S. N. & Clarke, S. C., 24 Mar 2016, In : Genome Biology and Evolution. 8, 4, p. 1243-1251 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Streptococcus pneumoniae
N-acetylglucosamine deacetylase

Nasopharyngeal Bacterial Carriage in the Conjugate Vaccine Era with a Focus on Pneumococci.

Devine, V., Jefferies, J. M., Clarke, S. C. & Faust, S. N., 16 Aug 2015, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of immunology research. 2015, p. 394368

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Conjugate Vaccines
Pneumococcal Vaccines
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Immunization Programs