Prof. Stephen Baker


Professor Stephen Baker, BSc(hons) DIC PhD.


Head of Enteric Infections


Stephen Baker is a Wellcome Trust/Royal Society funded molecular microbiologist based at OUCRU in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He has been at OUCRU since November 2007 and is the head of the enteric infections research group. He holds an Oxford University research lecturer’s position, is a senior lecturer in emerging infectious at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and an honorary member of faculty at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. His group studies the microbiology, genetics, epidemiology and treatment of enteric infections caused by members of the Enterobacteriaceae.


Dr Stephen Baker has published more than 90 articles in international journals. Key publications are highlighted below:

Holt KE, Nga TVT, Duy PT, Vinh H, Kim DW, My PVT, Campbell JI, Hoang NVM, Vinh NT, Minh PV, Thuy CT, Nga TTT, Thompson C, Dung TTN, Nhu NTK, Phat VV, Tuyet PTN, Phuc HL, Lien NTN, Phu BD, Ai NTT, Tien NM, Dong N, Parry CM, Hien TT, Farrar JJ, Parkhill J, Dougan G, Thomson NR, Baker S. Tracking the establishment of local endemic populations of an emergent enteric pathogen. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. Sept 30 2013.

My PVT, Thompson C, Hoang NVM, Minh PV, Vinh NT, Thuy CT, Nga NTT, Chinh NT, Vinh H, Thuong TC, Phuc HL, Tuan HM, Tuyet PTN, Hau NTT, Campbell JI, Farrar JJ, Baker S. Epidemiology and Rising Prevalence of Pediatric Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Norovirus Infections in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Jun. DOI: 10.3201/eid1906.1118

Liang L, Juarez S, Nga TV, Dunstan S, Nakajima-Sasaki R, Davies DH, McSorley S, Baker S, Felgner PL. Immune profiling with a Salmonella Typhi antigen microarray identifies new diagnostic biomarkers of human typhoid. Nature Sci Rep.2013;3:1043. doi: 10.1038/srep01043. Epub 2013 Jan 9. PMID: 23304434PMCID: PMC3540400

Holt KE, Baker S, Weill FX, Holmes EC, Kitchen A, Yu J, Sangal V, Brown DJ,Coia JE, Kim DW, Choi SY, Kim SH, da Silveira WD, Pickard DJ, Farrar JJ, Parkhill J, Dougan G, Thomson NR. Shigella sonnei genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis indicate recent global dissemination from Europe. Nat Genet. 2012Sep;44(9):1056-9. doi: 10.1038/ng.2369. Epub 2012 Aug 5. PMID: 22863732; PMCID: PMC3442231

Nga TV, Parry CM, Le T, Lan NP, Diep TS, Campbell JI, Hoang NV, Dung le T,Wain J, Dolecek C, Farrar JJ, Chau NV, Hien TT, Day JN, Baker S. The decline of typhoid and the rise of non-typhoid salmonellae and fungal infections in a changing HIV landscape: bloodstream infection trends over 15 years in southern Vietnam. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Jan;106(1):26-34. doi:10.1016/j.trstmh.2011.10.004. PMID: 22137537.

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