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Professor Kate Baker BVSc PhD MRCVS FHEA

Chair in Applied Microbial Genomics Clinical Infection, Microbiology & Immunology


Personal Statement

I am a veterinary trained researcher working on the genomic epidemiology of enteric bacterial pathogens and their antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an urgent global public health crisis. Microbial genomics helps us understand the transmission of AMR among bacterial populations, and our mission is to harness this understanding to improve interventions for public health. My group achieves this by studying human enteric pathogens using large-scale genomic epidemiology studies in high-income and low-to-middle-income countries (LMIC), laboratory experimentation, and mathematical modelling. My group has received funding from the Wellcome Trust, Academy of Medical Sciences, Medical Research Council, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and National Institutes for Health Research.