Dr Amber Barton

MBiochem (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon), FHEA

Postdoctoral Affiliate

College Roles

  • Postdoctoral Affiliate


Email: ab61@sanger.ac.uk


Dr Amber Barton studied Biochemistry at the University of Oxford, then joined the Oxford Vaccine Group to complete a DPhil in Paediatrics. Here she researched early and innate immune responses to enteric fever, using a combination of bioinformatic and immunological techniques. Amber then joined the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as a research fellow, using a data-driven approach to investigate immunity to trachoma, and studying for a PGCert in Learning and Teaching. Amber recently joined the Wellcome Sanger Institute as a SEED Fellow.

Research Interests

Dr Amber Barton’s research aims to integrate different types of “big data”, such as genomic, spatial, epidemiological and immunological data, in order to better understand the pathogenesis and transmission of infectious disease. She has a particular interest in bacterial enteric pathogens and neglected tropical diseases.