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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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Dr Leah Roberts

Dr Leah Roberts

EBPOD Postdoctoral Fellow

My research focus is the translational application of bacterial whole genome sequencing in clinical environments.

Departments and Institutes

European Bioinformatics Institute:

Research Interests

I am interested in microbial genomics and the spread and evolution of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria, particularly those of clinical relevance. I enjoy working with healthcare staff in order to improve responses to outbreaks within hospital settings using genomic approaches. I also would like to help develop new methods to reduce transmission and improve patient diagnostics and outcomes. I am also interested in the characterisation of bacteria, on both a large scale (e.g. global epidemiology) and on a single genome basis (e.g. mobile genetic elements).


  • Evolution
  • Sequencing
  • Genetics
  • Public Health
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Infection
  • Epidemiology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bacteriology