Alessandra Carattoli


Alessandra Carattoli
Main position/role: Full Professor Microbiology, Sapienza University of Rome Italy 
Prof. Carattoli is dedicated to innovation in the field of bacterial genomics applied to antimicrobial resistance mechanism identification and tracking of horizontal exchanges among bacteria of clinical relevance. In 2005, she published a method for rapid identification of plasmids (PCR-Based Replicon Typing). This publication has currently 2386 citations. In 2014, she designed the PlasmidFinder database with the Center for Genomic Epidemiology of the Technical University of Denmark and she is currently curator of the database. This publication has 2398 citations. Her studies and methods impacted and changed the methodology used for bacterial typing and have been adopted worldwide. She has been awarded by Clarivate Analytics Web of Science as Highly Cited Researcher, Top 1% by citation per field and year in 2021, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 years. She is Commendatore Ordine di Merito della Repubblica Italiana, honour conferred on 2017 by the Italian President of Republic Sergio Mattarella.
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