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Professor Stephen Baker

Head of Enteric Infections
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Institute: University of Cambridge



Stephen obtained his PhD from Imperial College, London in 2005 studying the genomic diversity of the Salmonellae. He is currently a Professor of Molecular Microbiology and a member of congregation at the University of Oxford in the Nuffield Department of Medicine and a Principal Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge. He has been physically located at the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, since 2007. His research background is in molecular microbiology and he was a postdoctoral training fellow at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, but now  leads a research group that has a multifaceted approach to studying and understanding the epidemiology, genomics, and diagnostics of enteric and zoonotic infections. He is currently funded by a Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Research Fellowship and a Wellcome Trust strategic award.

His current research is focused on understanding Shigella infections in children in Ho Chi Minh City and he has created an infrastructure across Vietnam to study the transfer of exotic viral pathogens from animals to humans. Additionally, he is a globally recognised name in the field of typhoid fever research and he contributes to work on drug resistance, genomics, molecular pathogenicity and novel diagnostic approaches to the disease.


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A list of publications can be found here


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