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An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge


Microbiologist and genomicist interested in the evolution of bacterial pathogens and their mobile genetic elements.


I study how mobile genetic elements such as plasmids and phages facilitate the exchange of genetic information in bacteria and how this process impacts the emergence and evolution of pathogens. I am also interested in the dynamics of bacterial genomes and the molecular mechanisms by which bacteria evolve.

Key Projects, Countries, and Partners

Key current projects:

  • Coevolution of plasmids and antibiotic resistance, with Nick Thomson and Zamin Iqbal, Sanger Institute and EMBL-EBI, UK
  • Genomics of P. aeruginosa clinical isolates, with Craig Winstanley and Jo Fothergill, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Sociomicrobiology of P. aeruginosa, with Rodolfo Contreras, UNAM, Mexico
  • Molecular characterisation of phage proteins, with Wendy Figueroa and Daniel Cazares, University of Cambridge and UNAM, UK and Mexico
ESPOD Research Fellow, EMBL-EBI & Sanger Institute
Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College
Bacterial mobilome and pathogens evolution
Dr Adrian   Cazares
Not available for consultancy


Collaborator profiles: 
Person keywords: 
Pathogen Evolution
Molecular Biology
Antimicrobial resistance