Dr Török’s current research focuses on translating microbial genomics from a research tool into clinical practice to improve the diagnosis of infectious diseases, infection control and public health. She has extensive clinical research experience in infectious diseases in the UK and in south-east Asia, and is involved in national and international studies of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia. She also has interests in medical education and public engagement.
Dr Török qualified in Medicine from the Universities of Oxford and London. She completed her postgraduate medical training in Oxford and then spent a year as a Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Medicine, Imperial College doing hepatitis C research. She received her specialist training in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology in Oxford. From 2004 to 2008 she was a Wellcome Research Training Fellow at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam, where she did her PhD research in HIV and tuberculosis.
In 2009 Dr Török was appointed as a Consultant in Infectious Diseases at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge and set up two new clinical services – a bacteraemia consult service and an outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) service.
In 2011 she joined Professor Peacock’s research group at University of Cambridge as a Senior Research Associate and Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology. In 2014 she was awarded a Clinician Scientist Fellowship by the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Health Foundation.