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An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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Danielle Leek

Danielle Leek

Research Assistant, Department of Medicine

The usefulness of whole genome sequencing in tracking MRSA outbreaks and transmission events.


I am currently working as part of the Peacock group looking at demonstrating the value of whole genome sequencing in clinical microbiology. We are currently using whole genome sequencing to track potential MRSA outbreaks looking at the SNP differences between collected samples. We are doing this in real time, sequencing positive MRSA samples as the clinical laboratory identifies them.

Departments and Institutes



  • Genomics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • Public Health
  • Infection
  • Epidemiology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bacteriology


  • MRSA
  • Staphylococcus aureus