Sébastien Gagneux, Professor, PhD

Head of Department, Head of Unit

Sébastien Gagneux is Head of the Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) and Professor of Infection Biology at the University of Basel. After receiving his PhD from the University of Basel, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University and at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, USA. He then started his own laboratory at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research in London, UK, before joining Swiss TPH. His research focuses on the ecology and evolution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis with a particular focus on antimicrobial resistance.


Hailu E et al. Corrigendum: Lack of methoxy-mycolates characterizes the geographically restricted lineage 7 of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. Microb Genom. 2024;10(3). DOI: 10.1099/mgen.0.001226

Hiza H et al. Bacterial diversity dominates variable macrophage responses of tuberculosis patients in Tanzania. Sci Rep. 2024;14(1):9287. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-024-60001-0

Tschan Y et al. Diagnostic accuracy of a sequence-specific Mtb-DNA hybridization assay in urine: a case-control study including subclinical TB cases. Microbiol Spectr. 2024;12(6):e0042624. DOI: 10.1128/spectrum.00426-24

Windels E.M et al. HIV co-infection is associated with reduced Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmissibility in sub-Saharan Africa. PLoS Pathog. 2024;20(5):e1011675. DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1011675

Derendinger B et al. Bedaquiline resistance in patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis in Cape Town, South Africa: a retrospective longitudinal cohort study. Lancet Microbe. 2023;4(12):e972-e982. DOI: 10.1016/s2666-5247(23)00172-6

Domínguez J et al. Clinical implications of molecular drug resistance testing for Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a 2023 TBnet/RESIST-TB consensus statement. Lancet Infect Dis. 2023;23(4):e122-e137. DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(22)00875-1

Goig G.A et al. Effect of compensatory evolution in the emergence and transmission of rifampicin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Cape Town, South Africa: a genomic epidemiology study. Lancet Microbe. 2023;4(7):e506-e515. DOI: 10.1016/S2666-5247(23)00110-6

Hailu E et al. Lack of methoxy-mycolates characterizes the geographically restricted lineage 7 of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. Microb Genom. 2023;9(5):001011. DOI: 10.1099/mgen.0.001011

Hall M.B et al. Evaluation of nanopore sequencing for Mycobacterium tuberculosis drug susceptibility testing and outbreak investigation: a genomic analysis. Lancet Microbe. 2023;4(2):e84-e92. DOI: 10.1016/S2666-5247(22)00301-9

Loiseau C et al. The relative transmission fitness of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a drug resistance hotspot. Nat Commun. 2023;14:1988. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-37719-y