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Dr Florence Abram Ph.D., MSc, MSc
|I hold two MSc degrees in Food Biotechnology. The first one was awarded from France (ENSAIA) where I spent most of my undergraduate studies and the second from Wageningen University (The Netherlands), partially pursued through the EC Erasmus programme. My first position as a graduate was as a research scientist in Unilever Research and Development Vlaardingen (The Netherlands), after which I took a break from Natural Sciences. I then became a computer programmer before undertaking a PhD in Microbiology at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI, Galway). There, I used proteomics to investigate the stress tolerance mechanisms of the human foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. I subsequently transferred my proteomic expertise to the growing field of Environmental Microbiology during my postdoctoral research at NUI, Galway. I then became a University Fellow in Microbiology (Teaching and Research; NUI, Galway) before obtaining a Lecturer position. I am the director of the Functional Environmental Microbiology laboratory and my research interests stand at the cross-roads between two themes: Microbial Ecology and Infectious Diseases.|
| My research interests are as follows:
|Smith C and Abram F (2014) 'APPLICATION OF METAPROTEOMICS TO THE EXPLORATION OF MICROBIAL N-CYCLING COMMUNITIES' In: Metagenomics of the Nitrogen Cycle. uk: Horizon Scientific Press and Caister Academic Press. [Details]|
|Gavin Collins, Florence Abram, Therese Mahony, Vincent O’Flaherty, William T. Sloan and Christopher Quince (2013) 'Ecology of Environmental Biofilms' In: Biofilms in Bioengineering. us: nova science publishers. [Details]|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Florence Abram (2015) 'Systems-based approaches to unravel multi-species microbial community functioning'. Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal, 13 :24-32. [Details]|
|Jonker, JL,Abram, F,Pires, E,Coelho, AV,Grunwald, I,Power, AM (2014) 'Adhesive Proteins of Stalked and Acorn Barnacles Display Homology with Low Sequence Similarities'. Plos One, 9 . [DOI] [Details]|
|Brennan, FP,Grant, J,Botting, CH,O'Flaherty, V,Richards, KG,Abram, F (2013) 'Insights into the low-temperature adaptation and nutritional flexibility of a soil-persistent Escherichia coli'. Fems Microbiology Ecology, 84 :75-85. [DOI] [Details]|
|Gunnigle, E,McCay, P,Fuszard, M,Botting, CH,Abram, F,O'Flaherty, V (2013) 'A Functional Approach To Uncover the Low-Temperature Adaptation Strategies of the Archaeon Methanosarcina barkeri'. Applied And Environmental Microbiology, 79 :4210-4219. [DOI] [Details]|
|Siggins, A., Gunnigle, E., and Abram, F (2012) 'Exploring mixed microbial community functioning: recent advances in metaproteomics'. Fems Microbiology Ecology, . [Details]|
|Siggins, A., Enright, A.M., Abram, F., Botting, C., and O'Flaherty, V. (2012) 'Impact of trichloroethylene exposure on the microbial diversity and protein expression in anaerobic granular biomass at 37°C and 15°C'. Archaea-An International Microbiological Journal, . [Details]|
|Abram, F,Enright, AM,O'Reilly, J,Botting, CH,Collins, G,O'Flaherty, V (2011) 'A metaproteomic approach gives functional insights into anaerobic digestion'. Journal Of Applied Microbiology, 110 :1550-1560. [DOI] [Details]|
|Brennan, FP,Abram, F,Chinalia, FA,Richards, KG,O'Flaherty, V (2010) 'Characterization of Environmentally Persistent Escherichia coli Isolates Leached from an Irish Soil'. Applied And Environmental Microbiology, 76 :2175-2180. [DOI] [Details]|
|Abram, F,Gunnigle, E,O'Flaherty, V (2009) 'Optimisation of protein extraction and 2-DE for metaproteomics of microbial communities from anaerobic wastewater treatment biofilms'. Electrophoresis, 30 :4149-4151. [DOI] [Details]|
|Abram, F,Starr, E,Karatzas, KAG,Matlawska-Wasowska, K,Boyd, A,Wiedmann, M,Boor, KJ,Connally, D,O'Byrne, CP (2008) 'Identification of Components of the Sigma B Regulon in Listeria monocytogenes That Contribute to Acid and Salt Tolerance'. Applied And Environmental Microbiology, 74 :6848-6858. [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Abram, F,Wan-Lin, S,Wiedmann, M,Boor, KJ,Coote, P,Botting, C,Karatzas, KAG,O'Byrne, CP (2008) 'Proteomic analyses of a Listeria monocytogenes mutant lacking sigma(B) identify new components of the sigma(B) regulon and highlight a role for sigma(B) in the utilization of glycerol'. Applied And Environmental Microbiology, 74 :594-604. [DOI] [Details]|
|Abram, F., Smelt, J.P.P.M., Bos, R., and Wouters P.C. (2003) 'Modelling and optimization of inactivation of Lactobacillus plantarum by pulsed electric field treatment'. Journal Of Applied Microbiology, . [Details]|
| Year 2013 Institution: NUIG
Qualification: Postgraduate Diploma Subject: Academic Practice
| Year 2007 Institution: NUIG
Qualification: PhD Subject: Microbiology
| Year 2000 Institution: Wageningen University
Qualification: Msc Subject: Biotechnology
| Year 1999 Institution: ENSAIA
Qualification: Msc Subject: Food Technology and Bioprocess Technology