Our current and former lab members.
Current Lab Members
- Prof Lindsay Hall - Group Leader
Specialising in understanding the multi-faceted role of the early life microbiota, with the goal of developing therapies to improve human and animal health.
- Dr Raymond Kiu - Post Doctoral Scientist
Investigating the role of Clostridium perfringens in pre-term intestinal infection using both computational and experimental approaches
- Dr Matthew Dalby - Post Doctoral Scientist
My current project involves computational analysis of the results of a trial investigating how a Bifidobacterium probiotic can shape the developing infant gut microbiota in premature babies.
- Dr Magdalena Kujawska - Post Doctoral Scientist
Investigating diet as an evolutionary driver in the microbiota genus Bifidobacterium using genomics and experimental approaches.
- Dr Christian Zenner - Post Doctoral Scientist
Deciphering the composition of gut microbiota of humans and animals through sequencing and cultivation approaches, and investigating how microbiota members can promote immune functions in different hosts.
- Dr David Seki - Post Doctoral Scientist
Deciphering Bifidobacterium-diet-immune interactions in global infant populations
- Sarah Phillips - Research Scientist
My current projects look at how gut microbes contribute to maintaining health during pregnancy and early life; and also in healthy ageing.
- Nancy Teng - PhD Student
My project will look at the gut microbiota and breast cancer.
- Anne Jordan - PhD Student
My project will look at how the early life microbiota modulates vaccine responses
- Iliana Serghiou - PhD Student
Studying the development and evolution of the human infant skin microbiome
- Hassan Saeed - PhD Student
Deciphering the infant’s gut microbiome in search for emerging untouched multi-drug resistant pathogens in different geographical regions
- Thomas Atkinson - Microbiome Technician
My current projects look at gut microbes during pregnancy and early life (PEARL), and in healthy ageing (MOTION).
- Antia Acuna-Gonzalez - Research Scientist
Understanding antibiotic resistance in early life microbiota
- Bastian-Alexander Truppel - Microbiome Technician
Providing laboratory support for the Chair with a focus on understanding host-microbe crosstalk
Former Lab Members
- Dr Diana Papp - Post Doctoral Scientist
Developing tools to understand how Bifidobacteria promotes gut health
- Dr Gowrinadh Javvadi - Post Doctoral Scientist
Investigating and functionally characterising key gut microbiome metabolites involved in host-microbe cross talk.
- Peter Smith - Project Scientist
My current role involves helping to run two clinical studies; PEARL and MOTION. Both studies are looking at the effect the microbiome has on the health of different groups of people.
- Dr Cristina Alcon - PhD Student
Impact of antibiotics on the preterm gut microbiota.
- Shabhonam Caim - Bioinformatician
As a computational scientist, I try to understand the complexity of genomes using computational algorithms.
- Dr Zoe Schofield - Post Doctoral Scientist
Investigating microbe-host interactions in utero.
- Holly Acford-Palmer - Project Scientist
I now work as a Project Scientist in the Hall lab group looking at the effect of probiotics on the microbiota of premature neonates.
- Dr Ian O’Neill - Post Doctoral Scientist
Studying the impact of specific bifidobacterial components on inflammatory immune responses.
- Dr Melissa Lawson - Research Fellow
Exploring the impact of infant milk diet on microbiota development, with the intention of developing an enhanced infant formula.
- Dr Cho Zin Soe - Post Doctoral Scientist
Exploring the iron uptake mechanisms in Bifidobacterium in the context of colonisation resistance against enteric pathogens.
- Deborah Pungel - MSc Student
In my project I will examine how the presence of Bifidobacterium breve exopolysaccharide (EPS) modulates changes in the microbiota in early life.
- Thomas Brook - Visiting PhD Student
Isolating Klebsiella strains and bacteriophages from gut samples of premature babies.
- Charlotte Leclaire - Project Scientist
Investigating the early life microbiota in preterm infants, and exploring new desirable traits of potentially probiotic strains of Bifidobacteria.
- Lisa Chalklen - Project Scientist
Linking premature infant bacterial and immune profiles with the development of early life enteric infections and investigating diagnostic markers.
- Shannah Donhou - PhD Student
Investigating the impact of the early life microbiota on vaccination responses
- Dr Lukas Harnisch - PhD Student
Investigating the effect of Bifidobacterium on the host intestine in health and disease through an integrated ‘omics and experimental approach.
- Helena Adjei - MSc Student
Probing immune and metabolite molecules as diagnostic markers for development of pre-term infant inflammatory disorders.
- Jennifer Ketskemety - Technician
Isolating novel Bifidobacterium strains and coordinating BAMBI study.
- Dr Suparna Mitra - Senior Bioinformatician
Bioinformatics and statistical analysis of clinical microbiome studies.
- Dr Christopher Wright - Technician
DNA and protein extraction from in vivo and infant samples.