Xilian-Bai

Her research interests lie in vaccine development and investigating rapid diagnostic tests for meningitis and septicaemia.

Dr Xilian Bai

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Xilian graduated in medicine from China Medical University before specialising in paediatric/neonatal intensive care and paediatric infectious diseases.

From the Vaccine Evaluation Unit, Public Health England, Manchester, Xilian gained her PhD in 2005 at the University of Manchester before joining the Vaccine Evaluation Unit at Public Health England in 2008, where she is responsible for the evaluation of meningococcal vaccines. Her research interests lie in vaccine development and investigating rapid diagnostic tests for meningitis and septicaemia.


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