Donnelly group

Elizabeth Batty

Liz Batty

Post-doctoral researcher


Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Roosevelt Dr.
Oxford, OX3 7BN



+44 (0)1865 217886/7

Work summary

I work on the use of whole genome sequencing to understand the biology of different organisms. Currently I am using whole-genome sequencing of the duck-billed platypus to investigate recombination and population genetics, and to understand more about the sex chromosome system in the platypus. I also work on genome sequencing of bacteria and viruses, primarily E. coli and Klebsiella pneumonia, with the aim of understanding more about transmission of pathogens in hospital settings and in the community, and the acquisition of antibiotic resistance.

Selected publications

Batty, EM, Wong, THN, Trebes, A, et al. A modified RNA-Seq approach for whole genome sequencing of RNA viruses from faecal and blood samples. PLOS One. 2013; 8(6). e66129. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0066129.

Stoesser, N, Batty, EM, et al. Predicting antimicrobial susceptibilities for Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates using whole genomic sequence data. J Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2013; 68(10):2234-44 doi:10.1093/jac/dkt180

Golubchik, T, Batty, EM, et al. Within-host evolution of Staphylococcus aureus during asymptomatic carriage. PLOS One: 2013; 8(5), e61319. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0061319.

Young, BC, Golubchik, T, Batty, EM, et al. Evolutionary dynamics of Staphylococcus aureus during progression from carriage to disease. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. 2012; 109(12): 4550–4555. doi:10.1073/pnas.1113219109