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


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


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

Other members with similar research interests

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A/Prof Anna Roujeinikova

Department of Microbiology Monash University SEE FULL PROFILE >

Prof Elizabeth Hartland

Hudson Institute of Medical Research SEE FULL PROFILE >

A/Prof Ashley Mansell

Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases Hudson Institute of Medical Research SEE FULL PROFILE >

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 21

    ThymOz 2018

  • Mar 25

    2018 Antibody Biology and Engineering Gordon Research Conference

    Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco, Italy MORE INFO
  • Apr 22

    Malaria Experimental Genetics workshop

    Mahidol University Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand MORE INFO