Boerlin Lab

Areas of Interest

My research focuses on the epidemiology of infectious diseases with a strong emphasis on molecular epidemiology and evolution of infectious agents. My main actual activities are dedicated to the molecular epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance in commensal and pathogenic bacteria from animals.


Tracing bacteria and their genes

Current poultry projects include:

  • Salmonella enteritis
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Molecular epidemiology and genomics of Enterococcus cecorum




Molecular Epidemiology of Necrotic enteritis

In this project, we studied the genetic diversity of C. perfringens in broiler chickens during their growth cycle and during feed changes. We also compared the C. perfringens genetic diversity in groups of animals submitted to diverse treatments for the prevention of necrotic enteritis.

This project is now finished, but further investigations may follow in our lab on the molecular epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance in Clostridium perfringens in the foreseable future..

This project was funded by the Poultry Industry Council and the Canadian Poultry Research Council.

Poultry Industry Council 

Selected Publications

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