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Wporking with Bacterial Genomes

Read more at: Ewan Harrison, PhD

Ewan Harrison, PhD

I use genomics to understand the biology and evolution of disease-causing respiratory viruses and bacteria, and how they interact with humans and other microbes. I seek to catalyse the development of new approaches to tackle global public health challenges and enhance pandemic preparedness by generating genomic data at scale, and sharing it openly with the global research community.

Read more at: Evangelos Antonios Dimopoulos, PhD

Evangelos Antonios Dimopoulos, PhD

Read more at: Zachary Ardern, PhD

Zachary Ardern, PhD

Zachary is an evolutionary biologist investigating the evolution and functions of young genes in pathogenic bacteria and viruses, working as a SEED fellow (Sanger Epidemiological and Evolutionary Dynamics)

Read more at: Joana Dias

Joana Dias

Research Assistant at Department of Medicine

Most of my work is devoted to genomically characterising Salmonella Paratyphi A with a particular focus on AMR, virulence factors, phylogeny and global distribution of the pathogen. I am also interested in azithromycin resistance within S. Paratyphi A with a focus on the increase of resistance in low-mid-income countries.

Although S. Paratyphi A is the main focus of my research, I am also interested in studying the human gut microbiome.

Read more at: Sebastian Bruchmann, PhD

Sebastian Bruchmann, PhD

I am a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Cambridge and a visiting scientist at the Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Heart & Lung Research Institute (HLRI) where I study Antimicrobial Resistance and Host-pathogen Interactions in Gram negative human pathogens, especially Salmonella Typhimurium, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Mycobacterium abscessus.

Read more at: Andries van Tonder, DPhil

Andries van Tonder, DPhil

Postdoctoral Researcher

Pathogen genomics

I am a versatile postdoctoral researcher with extensive experience in Mycobacterial genomics. The primary focus of my research is investigating the transmission dynamics of various bacterial species including Mycobacterium bovis in a multi-host system and non-tuberculous Mycobacteria in a hospital setting.  Alongside my research I also have an interest in developing reproducible bioinformatics workflows using state of the art tools such as Nextflow.

Read more at: Bajuna Salehe, PhD

Bajuna Salehe, PhD

Bioinformatics Teaching Associate


Job Role

Bajuna works with Hugo to support the development and delivery of our portfolio of 'omics related courses.   



Monday to Friday, office hours.


Read more at: Nicola De Maio

Nicola De Maio

Scientist in Molecular Evolution at European Bioinformatics Institute