Seeking talented, motivated PhD students

The Huett Lab is recruiting!  I am looking for excellent, interesting and interested candidates for a PhD studentship starting in 2012.  You should have a keen interest in host-pathogen interactions and cellular microbiology and be ready to apply cutting-edge image analysis and molecular tools to screening of novel bacterial effectors.

The proposed project is to screen genes of unknown function from Adherent Invasive Escherichia coli (AIEC), to find virulence factors mediating infection and intracellular survival.  AIEC is an unusual pathogen recently associated with Crohns Disease, this project will seek to identify bacterial proteins and their host targets for future analysis and open new routes towards therapies.

Check out the advert at and reply, or use the contact page on this site.


Website now fully live

This website will be a central point to showcase our ongoing work and future directions.  I hope you will find it a useful and growing resource for protocols and information about our science.


The Huett Lab is born

The space has been cleaned, equipment is installed - I am ready to start work as soon as we get approval from Health and Safety.

We will be working on bacterial pathogens and their interactions with the host.  Using molecular tools and high-throughput imaging technologies we aim to discover novel aspects of host-pathogen interaction.

We are starting with autophagy and gastrointestinal pathogens, but are keen to expand to identify novel virulence factors from other infections.  I am extremely excited about the possibilities and potential of this new lab, and looking forward to building an enthusiastic team to drive our research forward.

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