Imperial College London

Dr. Elita Jauneikaite

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Advanced Research Fellow







UG5Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





Dr Jauneikaite leads a research programme in bacterial pathogenesis, global trends in vaccine preventable infections and antibiotic resistance using bacterial genomics, bioinformatics and molecular biology techniques.

Research Interest

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  • Bacterial Genomics
  • Bacterial Evolution
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Global spread of vaccine preventable bacterial infections
  • Person-to-person transmission
  • Nosocomial outbreaks
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Bacterial pathogenesis

Current Projects

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  • Evolution, transmission and antimicrobial resistance of Group B Streptococci
  • Investigating CPE infections using whole genome sequencing
  • Molecular characterisation of staphylococcal carriage and disease isolates 
  • Identifying microbial and host risk factors for E. coli bacteraemia


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Imperial College Research Fellowship (2017 cohort), funded by Rosetrees Trust and the Stoneygate Trust.

Research Student supervision

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Present PhD students:

Rodgus, J. Understanding changes in key bacterial pathogens affecting patients in acute care.

Past PhD students: 

Boonyasiri, A. Epidemiology and Genetic Diversity of Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae among hospitalised patients in Bangkok and West London.

To, K. Investigation of genetic associations of mother to neonate Group B Streptococcus transmission.

Khan, U. Comparative genomics of disease-causing Group B streptococci.

Aliabadi, S. Developing and evaluating interventions to target antimicrobial resistance (AMR) across healthcare settings.

Wallis R. Comparative genomics of Streptococcus pneumoniae during the implementation of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines.