Cambridge University

Dr. Monica Abrudan

Monica is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Centre for Genomic Pathogen Surveillance, where she studies the emergence and spread of AMR across different species of pathogenic bacteria, using genomics.
She also focuses on the implementation of whole-genome sequencing for AMR surveillance in LMICs, as part of her work in the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Genomic Surveillance of AMR, with partners from Colombia, India, Nigeria and the Philippines.
Monica is interested in developing new methods of training others Bioinformatics and Genomic Epidemiology and she was a mentor and trainer in Bioinformatics-related courses at the Sanger Institute and EMBL-EBI.

Areas of Interest
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cycling
  • Education
  • Graphic novels
  • Pathogens
  • Romanian contemporary literature
  • Teaching


Key publications: 

Socially mediated induction and suppression of antibiosis during bacterial coexistence.
Abrudan MI, Smakman F, Grimbergen AJ, Westhoff S, Miller EL, van Wezel GP and Rozen DE
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2015;112;35;11054-9Diverse Ecological Strategies Are Encoded by Streptococcus pneumoniae Bacteriocin-Like Peptides.
Miller EL, Abrudan MI, Roberts IS and Rozen DE
Genome biology and evolution 2016;8;4;1072-90Eavesdropping and crosstalk between secreted quorum sensing peptide signals that regulate bacteriocin production in Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Miller EL, Kjos M, Abrudan MI, Roberts IS, Veening JW and Rozen DE
The ISME journal 2018;12;10;2363-2375Sixteen diverse laboratory mouse reference genomes define strain-specific haplotypes and novel functional loci.
Lilue J, Doran AG, Fiddes IT, Abrudan M, Armstrong J, Bennett R, Chow W, Collins J, Collins S, Czechanski A et al.
Nature genetics 2018;50;11;1574-1583

News and Events

CPH Showcase Talks Now Available
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Talks from the CPH Annual Showcase on Health Inequalities are now available on the Cambridge Public Health YouTube channel. These include presentations by Professor Kevin Fenton and Professor Mike Kelly.