Sarah Tschudin Sutter

Prof. Dr. med. 
Sarah Tschudin Sutter

Position(s)

Head Division of Hospital Epidemiology and Deputy Head Division of Infectious Diseases & Hospital Epidemiology

Lead Expert Group Infection Prevention and Control of the Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force

Institution
University Hospital Basel

Phone +41 61 328 68 51

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Research Focus

Immunology & Infectious Diseases

Area of Research

Board-certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases with the main research interest in hospital acquired infections, multi drug-resistant pathogens, C. difficile and infection prevention and control interventions.


Approved Research Projects

  • Transmission of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03465683)
  • Epidemiology of Carbapenemase-producing Bacteria in a Swiss Tertiary Care Hospital (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04098133)
  • Comparison of Pulsed-field Gel Electrophoresis and Whole Genome Sequencing to Determine Transmission Rate of ESBL-producing E.Coli (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04323553)
  • Simplifying the World Health Organization (WHO) Protocol for Hand Hygiene (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03588221)
  • SIMPLIFY the Hand Hygiene Procedure - Three Steps Versus Six Steps for Performing Hand Hygiene (SIMPLIFY Study) (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04187040)

Collaborations

National Collaborations

  • Abteilung Klinische Bakteriologie und Mykologie, Universitätsspital Basel
  • Cantonal Laboratory of the City of Basel
  • Department of Biosystems and Engineering Sciences at ETH Zurich
  • National Centre for Infection Prevention (swissnoso)
  • National Research Programme Antimicrobial Resistance (NRP72)

International Collaborations

  • European Working Group for C. difficile (ESCMID Study Group for C. difficile)
  • Guideline Subcommittee European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)

Ongoing Research Projects

  • Simplifying the World Health Organization (WHO) Protocol for Hand Hygiene (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03588221)
  • Transmission of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03465683)
  • Epidemiology of Carbapenemase-producing Bacteria in a Swiss Tertiary Care Hospital (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04098133)
  • Comparison of Pulsed-field Gel Electrophoresis and Whole Genome Sequencing to Determine Transmission Rate of ESBL-producing E.Coli (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04323553)

Research Team

Lisandra Aguilar Bultet
Dr. phil. Lisandra Aguilar Bultet

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone +41 61 328 62 93
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Chantal Ruchti
Chantal Ruchti

Student

Phone +41 61 265 21 14
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Steffi Klimke
Steffi Klimke

Study Nurse

Phone +41 61 328 58 42
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Laura Maurer Pekerman
Laura Maurer Pekerman

Study Nurse

Phone +41 61 328 56 98
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Julia Herrmann
Julia Herrmann

Student

Phone +41 61 265 21 14
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Selina Ehrenzeller
Selina Ehrenzeller

Student

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Isabelle Vock
Isabelle Vock

Scientific Physician

Phone +41 61 328 66 88
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Ruth Schindler
Ruth Schindler

Study Nurse

Phone +41 61 328 77 44
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Sophia Meyer

Student

Phone + 41 61 265 21 14
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Joel Stadelmann

Student

Phone + 41 61 265 21 14
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Daniel SepulcriMD thesis
Fiona RudolfMSc thesis
Mario MeierMSc thesis
Ana DurovicMD thesis
Dimitri DettwilerMSc thesis
Matthias MesserliMSc thesis
Samuel WagnerMSc thesis
Nicole FosseMD thesis
Lukas BockMD thesis
Isabelle VockMD thesis
Jeanne FaselMSc thesis
Rahel StadlerMD thesis ongoing
Selina EhrenzellerMD thesis