Prof. Lindsay Hall

Group Leader

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Early life microbiota-host interactions

I’ve been a Group Leader at Quadram since 2015 and I’m also a Wellcome Investigator. Recently (2020) I took up a new position at the Technical University Munich, Germany, where I am Chair of Intestinal Microbiome. Our teams’ research focus involves defining microbe/microbiota interactions during the early life developmental window.

I obtained a BSc in Microbiology from the University of Glasgow, a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Cambridge (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute), and was a postdoctoral fellow at University College Cork, Ireland (APC Microbiome Institute). I returned to the UK to take up a Senior Lectureship at the University of East Anglia before my move to Quadram.


Key publications

Alcon-Giner C, Dalby MJ, Caim S, Ketskemety J, Shaw A, Sim K, Lawson M, Kiu R, Leclaire C, Chalklen L, Kujawska M, Mitra D, Fardus-Reid F, Belteki, G, McColl K, Swann JR, Kroll JS, Clarke P, Hall LJ.: “Microbiota supplementation with Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus modifies the preterm infant gut microbiota and metabolome: an observational study”. Cell Reports Medicine. 2020.

Lawson MAE/O’Neill IJ, Kujawska M, Wijeyesekera A, Flegg Z, Chalklen L, Hall LJ.: “Breast-milk derived human milk oligosaccharides promote Bifidobacterium interactions within a single ecosystem”. ISME J. 2020; 14(2):635-648.

Alcon-Giner C/Leggett RM, Heavens D, Caim S, Brook TC, Kujawska M, Hoyles L, Clarke P, Clark MD/Hall LJ.: “Rapid MinION profiling of preterm microbiota and antimicrobial resistant pathogens”. Nature Microbiology. 2019.

Hughes KR, Harnisch L, Alcon-Giner C, Mitra S, Wright CJ, Ketskemety J, van Sinderen D, Watson AJM, and Hall LJ.:”Bifidobacterium breve reduces apoptotic epithelial cell shedding in an exopolysaccharide and MyD88-dependent manner”. Open Biology. 2017;

Hall LJ/Fanning S, Cronin M, Zomer A, MacSharry J, Goulding D, O’Connell-Motherway M, Shanahan F, Nally K, Dougan G, van Sinderen D.: “Bifidobacterial surface-exopolysaccharide facilitates commensal-host interaction through immune modulation & pathogen protection”. PNAS. 2012; 109(6):2108-13.

Lopez-Tello J, Schofield Z, Kiu R, Dalby MJ, van Sinderen, Le Gall, Sferruzzi-Perri AN, Hall L. (2022)

Maternal gut microbiota Bifidobacterium promotes placental morphogenesis, nutrient transport and fetal growth in mice.

Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS

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Brooks-Warburton J, Modos D, Sudhakar P, Madgwick M, Thomas JP, Bohar B, Fazekas D, Zoufir A, Kapuy O, Szalay-Beko M, Verstockt B, Hall LJ, Watson A, Tremelling M, Parkes M, Vermeire S, Bender A, Carding SR, Korcsmaros . (2022)

A systems genomics approach to uncover patient-specific pathogenic pathways and proteins in ulcerative colitis.

Nature communications

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Teng N,Price C,Mckee A,Hall L,Robinson STEPHEN. (2021)

Exploring the impact of gut microbiota and diet on breast cancer risk and progression

International journal of cancer

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Henneke P,Kierdorf K,Hall LJ,Sperandio M,Hornef M. (2021)

Perinatal development of innate immune topology.


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