1. Guy Thwaites

Professor Guy Thwaites

Director of OUCRU

Professor Guy Thwaites, MA (Cantab) MBBS Ph.D. FRCP FRCPath FMedSci MBE, is the Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit & Vietnam Wellcome Africa Asia Programme, Professor of Infectious Diseases, University of Oxford, Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Tust and Honorary Professor, MRC Clinical Trial Units at University College London.


Professor Guy Thwaites qualified from Cambridge University and the United Medical and Dental schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and trained in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology in Brighton, the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) in Vietnam, Imperial College London, and the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in London.

His research interests focus on the management of severe bacterial infections, especially those involving the central nervous system. He sits on advisory boards for the WHO and the Australian and UK governments.




Appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to public health and UK/Vietnam relations.


Elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in the UK.


Became Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) and Vietnam Wellcome Africa Asia Programme (AAP).


Obtained PhD from Open University, UK.


Solante R, Alvarez-Moreno C, Burhan E, Chariyalertsak S, Chiu NC, Chuenkitmongkol S, Dung D, Hwang KP, Ortiz Ibarra J, Kiertiburanakul S, Kulkarni PS, Lee C, Lee PI, Lobo RC, Macias A, Nghia CH, Ong-Lim AL, Rodriguez-Morales AJ, Richtmann R, Safadi MAP, Satari HI, Thwaites G
Expert Rev Vaccines
November 11, 2022
DOI: 10.1080/14760584.2023.2143347
Hoang N H Tran, Trang Nguyen Hoang Thu, Phu Huu Nguyen, Chi Nguyen Vo, Khanh Van Doan, Chau Nguyen Ngoc Minh, Ngoc Tuan Nguyen, Van Ngoc Duc Ta, Khuong An Vu, Thanh Danh Hua, To Nguyen Thi Nguyen, Tan Trinh Van, Trung Pham Duc, Ba Lap Duong, Phuc Minh Nguyen, Vinh Chuc Hoang, Duy Thanh Pham, Guy E Thwaites, Lindsay J Hall, Daniel J Slade, Stephen Baker, Vinh Hung Tran, Hao Chung The
NPJ Biofilms Microbiomes.
October 29, 2022
DOI: 10.1038/s41522-022-00351-7
Francesc Escrihuela-Vidal, Achim J Kaasch, Maja von Cube, Siegbert Rieg, Winfried V Kern, Harald Seifert, S O N G Kyoung-Ho, L I A O Chun-Hsing, Robert Tilley, Hannah Gott, Matt Scarborough, N Claire Gordon, Martin J Llewelyn, Richard Kuehl, Laura Morata, Alex Soriano, Jonathan Edgeworth, Enrique Ruiz DE Gopegui, Emmanuel Nsutebu, Jos%E9 Miguel Cisneros, Vance G Fowler, Guy Thwaites etc. Bernadette Young, ESCMID Study Group for Bloodstream Infections, Endocarditis and Sepsis (ESGBIES)
Clin Microbiol Infect
October 22, 2022
DOI: 10.1016/j.cmi.2022.10.019
Hannah E Brindle, Behzad Nadjm, Marc Choisy, Rob Christley, Michael Griffiths, Stephen Baker, Juliet E Bryant, James I Campbell, Van Vinh Chau Nguyen, Thi Ngoc Diep Nguyen, Ty Thi Hang Vu, Van Hung Nguyen, Bao Long Hoang, Xuan Luat Le, Ha My Pham, Thi Dieu Ngan Ta, Dang Trung Nghia Ho, Thua Nguyen Tran, Thi Han Ny Nguyen, My Phuc Tran, Thi Hong Phuong Pham, Van Tan Le, Dac Thuan Nguyen, Thi Thu Trang Hau, Ngoc Vinh Nguyen, Heiman F L Wertheim, Guy E Thwaites, H Rogier van Doorn, VIZIONS Consortium
October 13, 2022
DOI: 10.1007/s10393-022-01611-w
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