Matthew J. Baker

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Matthew Baker is currently a Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde. He leads the interdisciplinary Spectral Analytics Laboratory based in the Technology and Innovation Centre, focussing on uses of spectroscopy and spectrometry to interrogate the biochemistry of biological systems for diagnosis and detection of disease states, pathogenic bacteria and the development of next generation healthcare technologies. He is Co-I, Younger Members Lead and WP3 co-lead with Prof Nick Stone for the CLIRSPEC Network.

Matt obtained his PhD from the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, University of Manchester based in the Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre. Following this he was awarded an EPSRC Fellowship conducting research at the Robert Koch Institute and Harvard Medical School. He was then a Project Manager, Senior Scientist and Research Fellow for Dstl and Senior Lecturer at UCLan. Matt’s research has delivered high impact peer-reviewed publications, a research focus article highlighting his work visiting academic / research fellow positions at eight international institutions, multiple governmental presentations and reports and the establishment of an extensive international network throughout academia, government and industry. He currently holds visiting positions at Royal Preston Hospital NHS Trust and The Walton Centre NHS Trust where he is working to translate spectroscopy into the clinic.

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