Dr Yan Shao
Dr Yan Shao is a research staff scientist in the Host-Microbiota Interactions Laboratory led by Dr Trevor Lawley at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. Dr Shao was trained as a biologist at Imperial College London, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science. He then received PhD training in Microbiology and Genomics at the University of Cambridge and the Sanger Institute, where he led the investigation of the Baby Biome Study, a UK birth cohort focusing on the early-life dynamics in the human gut microbiota, through high-throughput next-generation sequencing and bacterial culturing. His current research interests focus on identifying predictive microbiome markers and bacteriotherapy candidates for childhood health and diseases, by leveraging large-scale metagenomic and microbiological data of infant microbiome datasets across the globe.