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  • Research Direction:Global microbiome, Antimicrobial resistome, Metagenomics, Computational microbiology, Antimicrobial resistance genes
  • Email:svetlana_up@fudan.edu.cn
  • Website:http://big-data-biology.org/
  • Brief Introduction:Dr. Svetlana Ugarcina Perovic is a microbiologist with expertise in high-throughput culture-dependent and culture-independent characterization of environmental and human microbiomes. Svetlana holds a B.S. in Environmental Sciences and a Ph.D. in Environmental Microbiology from the University of Novi Sad (Serbia). Her postdoctoral work at the University of Glasgow (the UK) and University of Porto (Portugal) focused on drinking water microbiome in distribution systems and urinary microbiome in women health. Her current research interests are directed to the global resistome, namely distribution and (co-)occurence antimicrobial resistance genes (ARGs) in microbiomes. She is interested in ARGs at the different taxonomic resolution of individual genomes from metagenomes that originated from different habitats – environmental and host-associated samples – with different health risk levels to the human population. Svetlana has been curating the Microbiome Digest, a daily on-line summary of scientific microbiome news, and the EMBARK AMR Digest, a monthly on-line summary of scientific AMR news. She has been supporting the organization of monthly EMBARK AMR webinars. Moreover, Svetlana is a strong supporter of other open science initiatives as a committee member of the Microbiome International Virtual Forum (a free worldwide monthly microbiome-focused conference) and a mentor within the NSURP (The National Summer Undergraduate Research Project) and the BDB internship program.
  • Achievement:

    Key Publications: 

    Magdalena Ksiezarek, Teresa G Ribeiro, Joana Rocha, Filipa Grosso, Svetlana Ugarcina Perovic, Luisa Peixe (2021) Limosilactobacillus urinaemulieris sp. nov. and Limosilactobacillus portuensis sp. nov. isolated from urine of healthy women. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 71(3), DOI: 10.1099/ijsem.0.004726.

    Magdalena Ksiezarek, Svetlana Ugarcina Perovic, Joana Rocha, Filipa Grosso, Luísa Peixe (2021) Long-term stability of the urogenital microbiota of asymptomatic European women. BMC microbiology 21 (1), 1-11. DOI: 10.1186/s12866-021-02123-3.