Dr. Monica Abrudan

Postdoctoral Fellow - Bioinformatics


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

Learn more about my work

Monica studies the emergence and spread of AMR in Gram-positive bacteria. She also trains others Bioinformatics and Genomic Epidemiology and she was a mentor and trainer in Bioinformatics-related courses at the Sanger Institute and EMBL-EBI.

Monica is also interested in building new Bioinformatics communities and she is founding member of the Romanian Society of Bioinformatics, where she has been organising workshops and public engagement activities since 2017.


  • 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.
    PNAS, 2015.
  • Killing as means of promoting biodiversity.
    Abrudan MI, Brown S and Rozen DE.
    Biochemical Society transactions, 2012.
  • Eavesdropping 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.
  • Diverse Ecological Strategies Are Encoded by Streptococcus pneumoniae Bacteriocin-Like Peptides.
    Miller EL, Abrudan MI, Roberts IS and Rozen DE.
    Genome biology and evolution, 2016.
  • Sixteen 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.

Course Trainer/Developer

  • Train the Trainer: Capacity building for genomic surveillance of AMR in low- and middle-income countries. Wellcome Genome Campus, UK. Find out more.
  • Mentor in the Bioinformatics Summer School organised at the EMBL-EBI, for two years. Find out more.