Dr Florence Abram

Ph.D., MSc, MSc

 
researcher

Biography

Employment
2013-Present: Lecturer in Microbiology, NUI Galway.
2010-2013: University Fellow (Teaching and Research) in Microbiology, NUI Galway.
2007-2010: Postdoctoral Researcher in Microbiology, NUI Galway.
2001-2003: Computer Programmer, Unilog IT Services, Paris, France.
2000-2001: Research Microbiologist, Unilever Research, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands.

Education
2013: Postgraduate Diploma in Academic Practice, NUI Galway.
2007: PhD in Microbiology, NUI Galway.
2000: MSc in Biotechnology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.
1999: MSc in Food Sciences and Bioprocess Engineering, ENSAIA, Nancy, France.

Research Interests
Systems biology for investigating microbial communities functioning and potential. 
Proteomics and metaproteomics to investigate microbial behaviour. 
Microbial adaptation to ecological niches.
Persistence of invasive species in the environment.
Trade-off between microbial stress resistance and growth.


Contact Details
Functional Environmental Microbiology
School of Natural Sciences
NUI Galway
Phone: +353-(0)91-492390
E mail: florence.abram@nuigalway.ie

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) 'riboSeed: leveraging prokaryotic genomic architecture to assemble across ribosomal regions'
Waters NR, Abram F, Brennan F, Holmes A, Pritchard L (2018) 'riboSeed: leveraging prokaryotic genomic architecture to assemble across ribosomal regions'. Nucleic Acids Research, [Details]
(2017) 'Roles for RpoS in survival of Escherichia coli during protozoan predation and in reduced moisture conditions highlight its importance in soil environments'
Somorin, Y,Bouchard, G,Gallagher, J,Abram, F,Brennan, F,O'Byrne, C (2017) 'Roles for RpoS in survival of Escherichia coli during protozoan predation and in reduced moisture conditions highlight its importance in soil environments'. Fems Microbiology Letters, 364 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Linking Microbial Community Structure and Function During the Acidified Anaerobic Digestion of Grass'
Joyce, A,Ijaz, UZ,Nzeteu, C,Vaughan, A,Shirran, SL,Botting, CH,Quince, C,O'Flaherty, V,Abram, F (2018) 'Linking Microbial Community Structure and Function During the Acidified Anaerobic Digestion of Grass'. Frontiers In Microbiology, 9 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Reproducible, high-yielding, biological caproate production from food waste using a single-phase anaerobic reactor system'
Nzeteu, CO,Trego, AC,Abram, F,O'Flaherty, V (2018) 'Reproducible, high-yielding, biological caproate production from food waste using a single-phase anaerobic reactor system'. Biotechnology For Biofuels, 11 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Comparative Proteomics Implicates a Role for Multiple Secretion Systems in Electrode-Respiring Geobacter sulfurreducens Biofilms'
Kavanagh, P,Botting, CH,Jana, PS,Leech, D,Abram, F (2016) 'Comparative Proteomics Implicates a Role for Multiple Secretion Systems in Electrode-Respiring Geobacter sulfurreducens Biofilms'. Journal Of Proteome Research, 15 :4135-4145 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Agricultural anaerobic digestion power plants in Ireland and Germany: policy and practice'
Auer, A,Burgt, NHV,Abram, F,Barry, G,Fenton, O,Markey, BK,Nolan, S,Richards, K,Bolton, D,De Waal, T,Gordon, SV,O'Flaherty, V,Whyte, P,Zintl, A (2017) 'Agricultural anaerobic digestion power plants in Ireland and Germany: policy and practice'. Journal Of The Science Of Food And Agriculture, 97 :719-723 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Stabilisation of spent mushroom substrate for application as a plant growth-promoting organic amendment'
Paula, FS,Tatti, E,Abram, F,Wilson, J,O'Flaherty, V (2017) 'Stabilisation of spent mushroom substrate for application as a plant growth-promoting organic amendment'. Journal Of Environmental Management, 196 :476-486 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'The General Stress Response Is Conserved in Long-Term Soil-Persistent Strains of Escherichia coli'
Somorin, Y,Abram, F,Brennan, F,O'Byrne, C (2016) 'The General Stress Response Is Conserved in Long-Term Soil-Persistent Strains of Escherichia coli'. Applied And Environmental Microbiology, 82 :4628-4640 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Functional responses and adaptation of mesophilic microbial communities to psychrophilic anaerobic digestion'
Gunnigle, E,Nielsen, JL,Fuszard, M,Botting, CH,Sheahan, J,O'Flaherty, V,Abram, F (2015) 'Functional responses and adaptation of mesophilic microbial communities to psychrophilic anaerobic digestion'. Fems Microbiology Ecology, 91 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Low-temperature anaerobic digestion is associated with differential methanogenic protein expression'
Gunnigle, E,Siggins, A,Botting, CH,Fuszard, M,O'Flaherty, V,Abram, F (2015) 'Low-temperature anaerobic digestion is associated with differential methanogenic protein expression'. Fems Microbiology Letters, 362 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) 'Systems-based approaches to unravel multi-species microbial community functioning'
Florence Abram (2015) 'Systems-based approaches to unravel multi-species microbial community functioning'. Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal, 13 :24-32 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Adhesive Proteins of Stalked and Acorn Barnacles Display Homology with Low Sequence Similarities'
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 (10) [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Insights into the low-temperature adaptation and nutritional flexibility of a soil-persistent Escherichia coli'
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]
(2013) 'A Functional Approach To Uncover the Low-Temperature Adaptation Strategies of the Archaeon Methanosarcina barkeri'
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]
(2012) 'Exploring mixed microbial community functioning: recent advances in metaproteomics'
Siggins, A., Gunnigle, E., and Abram, F (2012) 'Exploring mixed microbial community functioning: recent advances in metaproteomics'. Fems Microbiology Ecology, [Details]
(2012) 'Impact of trichloroethylene exposure on the microbial diversity and protein expression in anaerobic granular biomass at 37°C and 15°C'
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]
(2011) 'A metaproteomic approach gives functional insights into anaerobic digestion'
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]
(2010) 'Characterization of Environmentally Persistent Escherichia coli Isolates Leached from an Irish Soil'
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]
(2009) 'Optimisation of protein extraction and 2-DE for metaproteomics of microbial communities from anaerobic wastewater treatment biofilms'
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]
(2008) 'Identification of Components of the Sigma B Regulon in Listeria monocytogenes That Contribute to Acid and Salt Tolerance'
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]
(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'
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]
(2003) 'Modelling and optimization of inactivation of Lactobacillus plantarum by pulsed electric field treatment'
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]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2014) 'APPLICATION OF METAPROTEOMICS TO THE EXPLORATION OF MICROBIAL N-CYCLING COMMUNITIES'
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]
(2009) 'Johnstown Castle Environment Research Centre: Research Report 2008'
Brennan, F.P. ,Chinalia, F.A.,Abram, F.,O’Flaherty, V.,Richards, K (2009) 'Johnstown Castle Environment Research Centre: Research Report 2008' In: Physiological and Molecular Characterisation of Environmentally Persistent E. coli Strains in a Temperate Gley Soil. Wexford: Teagasc. [Details]
(2009) 'Ireland's Rural Environment: Research Highlights from Johnstown Castle'
Brennan, F.,O'Flaherty, V. ,Abram, F.,Chinalia, F.A.,Richards, K.,Lalor, S.,O' hUallacháin, D (2009) 'Ireland's Rural Environment: Research Highlights from Johnstown Castle' In: E.coli in Soils: Visitors or Residents?. Wexford: Teagasc, Johnstown castle. [Details]
(2013) 'Ecology of Environmental Biofilms'
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]

Reviews

  Year Publication
(2015) Systems-based approaches to unravel multi-species microbial community functioning.
Abram, F (2015) Systems-based approaches to unravel multi-species microbial community functioning. Reviews [DOI] [Details]