Short CV/Education and training

  • 1999 – 2003
    BSc (Hons) Upper Second Class, Microbiology, University of Glasgow, UK.

  • 2003 – 2007
    Ph.D, University of Cambridge. The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK.

  • 2007 – 2011
    Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, Biosciences Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

  • 2011 – 2014
    Lecturer and Research Leader in Gastrointestinal Sciences, Norwich Medical School, University East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, UK.

  • 2014 – 2015
    Senior Lecturer and Research Leader in Gastrointestinal Sciences, Norwich Medical School, University East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, UK.

  • Since 2015
    Microbiome Research Leader in the Gut Health and Food Safety ISP, Institute of Food Research, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, UK.

Selected publications

  • Hall LJ/Forde P, de Kruijf M, Bourke M, Doddy T, Sadadcharam M, and Soden, D. Non-viral immune electro-gene therapy induces potent anti-tumour responses and has a curative effect in murine colon adenocarcinoma and melanoma cancer models. Gene Therapy. 2015;22(1):29-39.

  • Forde P, Hall LJ, Sadadcharam M, de Kruijf M, O' Sullivan G, and Soden, D. Development and characterisation of an enhanced non viral expression vector (EEV) for electroporation cancer treatment. Mol. Ther. Methods Clin. Dev. 2014; 1: 14012

  • Jonathan M. Williams, Carrie A. Duckworth, Alastair J. M. Watson, Mark R. Frey, Jennifer C. Miguel, Michael D. Burkitt, Robert Sutton, Kevin R. Hughes, Lindsay J. Hall, Jorge H Caamaño, Barry J. Campbell, D. M. Pritchard. A mouse model of pathological small intestinal epithelial cell apoptosis and shedding induced by systemic administration of lipopolysaccharide. Dis. Model. Mech. 2013;6(6):1388-99.

  • Watson AJM and Hall LJ. Regulation of host gene expression by gut microbiota. Gastroenterology. 2013; doi:pii: S0016-5085(13)00239-4.

  • Hall LJ, Murphy CT, Quinlan A, Hurley G, Shanahan F, Nally K, Melgar S. Natural killer cells protect mice from DSS-induced colitis by regulating neutrophil function via the NKG2A receptor. Mucosal Immunol. 2013;6(5):1016-26

  • Hall LJ, Murphy CT, Quinlan A, Hurley G, Shanahan F, Nally K, Melgar S. Natural Killer cells protect against mucosal and systemic infection with the enteric pathogen Citrobacter rodentium. Infect. Immun. 2013;81(2):460-9

  • Murphy CT, Hall LJ, Hurley G, Quinlan A, Shanahan F, Nally K, Melgar S. FTY720 Impairs Mucosal Immunity and Clearance of the Enteric Pathogen Citrobacter rodentium. Infect Immun. 2012;80(8):2712-23

  • 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. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Feb 7;109(6):2108-13.

  • Hall LJ/ Jansen AM, , Clare S, Goulding D, Holt KE, Grant AJ, Mastroeni P, Dougan G, Kingsley RA. A Salmonella Typhimurium-Typhi genomic chimera: A murine-typhoid model to study Vi polysaccharide capsule function. PLoS Pathogens. 2011 Jul;7(7):e1002131.

  • Hall LJ, Faivre E, Quinlan A, Shanahan F, Nally K, Melgar S. Induction and activation of adaptive immune populations during acute and chronic phases of a murine model of experimental colitis. Dig Dis Sci (2010) 56(1): 79-89.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Crohn’s & Colitis UK: Identification of the structural and molecular components of Bifidobacteria that have epithelial protective effects: Towards development of effective bacterial therapy for IBD.

  • H2020-Marie Skłodowska-Curie-IF: Elucidating how Bifidobacteria shapes the microbiota in response to infant diet.

  • Wellcome Trust New Investigator Award: Role of early life gut microbiota in colonisation resistance development.

  • NMS Translational Grant: Analysis of the gut microbiota composition in neonates after probiotic treatment.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Microbiology Society

  • British Society of Immunology

Media coverage

  • BBC Horizon: Allergies Modern Life and Me (2014)

  • BBC Breakfast

  • BBC Radio

  • Newspaper articles

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • media


Other activities and achievements/family

  • Football player for a local Norwich ladies 11-a-side team (Sprowston Ladies).


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