Dr Hayley Newton

Group Leader
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Melbourne

Research Activities

Research in our laboratory is focused on understanding the interaction between intracellular bacterial pathogens and the human host cell. We study Coxiella burnetii and Legionella species. These human pathogens establish very different vacuolar niches within the host yet they both employ the Dot/Icm Type IV Secretion System to achieve intracellular replication. We focus on the cohorts of effector proteins that mediate intracellular survival and replication of these pathogens

Techniques/Expertise

Genetic manipulation of pathogenic bacteria
Investigation of molecular aspects of host-pathogen interaction
Immunofluorescence microscopy
Protein-protein interactions

Collaborations

Prof Elizabeth Hartland
Prof Craig Roy
Dr Dario Zamboni
Dr Fiona Sansom
Dr Diana Stojanovski

Genetically Modified Organisms

Coxiella burnetii, Legionella pneumophila, Legionella longbeachae

Other Lab Members

Dr Patrice Newton
Chen Ai Khoo
Eleanor Latomanski
Rebecca Wood

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Upcoming Events

  • Mar 1

    18th International Congress on Infectious Diseases

    Sheraton Buenos Aires MORE INFO
  • Mar 15

    Eradicate Cancer 2018

    Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre MORE INFO
  • Mar 21

    ThymOz 2018

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