Meet the Team

Professor David Aanensen


Leads the Centre, bringing together a unique blend of expertise in data modelling, software development, epidemiology, bioinformatics and machine learning, genomic technology, Good Financial Grant Practice (GFGP), training and capacity building.

Dr. Monica Abrudan

Postdoctoral Fellow - Bioinformatics

Focuses on the occurrence of high-risk antimicrobial resistant clones.

Dr. Khalil Abudahab

Principal Software Developer

Engineers software for data visualisation and integration.

Dr. Silvia Argimón

Genomic Epidemiologist

Analyses pathogen populations to understand the global spread of AMR.

Dr. Sophia David

Postdoctoral Fellow - Bacterial Genomics

Uses genomic approaches to understand the evolution and transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Harry Harste

Finance Implementation Manager

Provides support to Global Health organisations to build sustainable and effective financial and operational practices. Brings expertise in the implementation of the Good Financial Grant Practice (GFGP) international standard (ARS 1651) in grant management.

Mihir Kekre

Operations Lead - Next Generation Sequencing

Supports the assembly of cost-effective genomics-powered clinical research laboratories with an eventual focus of scaling them for actionable national public health.

Mirko Menegazzo

Web & Mobile Developer

Lead software developer focused on web and mobile applications.

Dr. Dawn Muddyman

Head of Operations and Programme Management

With more than a decade’s experience in genomics operations and strategic management, leads cross-functional project teams to successfully deliver £multi-million flagship programmes of research.

Anneke Schmider

Global Programme Coordinator

Anneke has worked for the World Health Association, and is an Associate Fellow at Chatham House Centre for Global Health Security. She has led new data and innovation initiatives with partners such as UNICEF, World Bank and Canada's International Development and Research Centre.

Dr. Leonor Sánchez-Busó

Public Health Bioinformatician

Analyses antimicrobial resistance and population dynamics in the gonococcus.

Ben Taylor

Principal Software Developer

Enjoys making tools which are simple to use and run quickly.

Dr. Anthony Underwood

Bioinformatics Implementation Manager

An advocate for translational bioinformatics, taking best practice approaches from research and implementing them in the public health domain. Focused on making reproducible open source pipelines accessible to all.

Dr. Nicole Wheeler

Postdoctoral Fellow - Machine Learning

Uses statistics and machine learning to gain novel insights from data.

Dr. Corin Yeats

Computational Biologist

Works across a wide range of genomics and sequence-based research both theoretical (e.g. protein function evolution) and for applied software development (e.g. antimicrobial resistance prediction). Currently focussed on the application of genomics analysis software in the public health context.

Our Research Alliances and Funders


Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention


European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control


Food and Agriculture Organisation
of the United Nations


National Institutes
for Health


National Institute for
Health Research


World Health Organisation

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