Liam Shaw is a biologist researching the evolution and spread of antibiotic resistance. He is currently a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford and a Visiting Researcher at the University of Durham. His main research uses DNA sequencing data to understand the ‘horizontal’ transfer of resistance genes between different species of bacteria.
His writing on science has appeared in the London Review of Books and the Morning Star.
His first book, Fossil Drugs: A Natural History of Antibiotics, will be published in the UK by Bodley Head.