Ho Chi Minh City
Stephen Baker is Professor of Molecular Microbiology at the University of Oxford and has been working on infectious disease research in Vietnam for almost ten years, where he is head of OUCRU’s Enteric Infections group. Stephen has been recognized for his work on enteric diseases, such as norovirus, Shigella spp. and Salmonella typhi, which cause a significant disease burden in low- and middle-income countries. His recent work has looked at the evolution and spread of antibiotic resistance, and he combines genomics and epidemiology to provide a better understanding of disease outbreaks. Stephen has recently been awarded the prestigious 2017 Fleming Prize by the Microbiology Society, which is awarded to an early career researcher who has achieved an outstanding research record.