Universities of Cambridge and Liverpool

Prof. Kate Baker is Chair in Applied Microbial Genomics at the Universities of Liverpool and Cambridge. She trained as a veterinarian in Australia, completed her doctorate at the University of Cambridge, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Sanger Institute before establishing her group at Liverpool and moving to Cambridge. She works on the genomics and drivers of the epidemiology of enteric bacterial pathogens and their AMR with a mission to harness this understanding to improve interventions for public health. She studies human enteric pathogens using large-scale genomic epidemiology in both high-income and lower-to-middle-income country (LMIC) settings, laboratory experimentation, and mathematical modelling. She has an interest in public health implementation of genomics for surveillance being the Predict and Prevent Research theme lead for the NIHR-funded Gastrointestinal Infections Health Protection Research Unit and having recently led an international working group on the genomic surveillance of antimicrobial resistance.

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