Imperial College London

Professor Lesley Hoyles

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Visiting Professor



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Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





David Randall and Magdi Yaqoob, William Harvey Research Institute, Chronic kidney disease, 2017

Dr Thomas Clavel, Technical University of Munich, Freising, Germany, 2016

Yogesh S. Shouche, National Centre For Cell Science, Pune, 2016

Professor Simon Carding, Institute of Food Research, Norwich, 2016

Dr Simon McArthur, Blizard Institute, 2015

Dr Lindsay Hall, Institute of Food Research, Norwich, 2015

Professor Dr Friederike Hilbert, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria, 2015

Dr Alistair Noble, St Mark's Hospital, Imperial College London, 2015

Professor Stella Knight, St Mark's Hospital, Imperial College London, 2015

Dr Anne L. McCartney, University of Reading, 2005

Professor Glenn R. Gibson, University of Reading, 2005

Professor Edward Moore, CCUG: Culture Collection, University of Göteborg, Sweden, 1997

Guest Lectures

Integrated systems biology to understand the role of the gut microbiome in health and disease, Invest in ME Research, London, 2018

Integrated systems biology to study the contribution of the gut microbiome to liver disease in obese women, University of Warwick, Coventry, 2017

Integrated systems biology tostudy the contribution of thegut microbiome to steatosis inobese women, Imperial College London, London, 2017

Gut metagenomics and human health, Institute of Biomedical Science, Congress - Birmingham, 2017

Integrated systems biology to study non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in obese women, Middlesex University, London, UK, 2017

Dietary methylamines, the gut microbiota and host health, Technical University of Munich, Freising, Germany, 2016

Use of next-generation sequencing in microbiome studies, University of Westminster, London, 2016

Systems biology applied to the in vivo and in vitro microbiome, University of Westminster, London, 2015

Introducing IMP: Imperial Metagenomics Pipeline, London Microbiome Meeting, St Thomas' Hospital, 2015

Microbiota and metabolome associated with the human caecum, Exploring Human Host–Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, 2013

Research Student Supervision

Alambriti,E, Does exposure to branched-chain amino acids affect intestinal and blood-brain barrier integrity?

Alhuzimi,E, Validation of a customized scoring matrix to identify EhSINE1 tandem repeats in the AT-rich genome of Entamoeba histolytica, and application of the methodology to the human genome

Bergamaschi,C, Comparison of DNA extraction methods for use with in vitro fermentation samples

Brook,TC, Genomic diversity of gut-associated lytic bacteriophages with activity against Klebsiella pneumoniae

Brueul,E, Characterization of β-glucanases of aerobic bacilli isolated from human faeces

Chambers,R, Use of denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis to investigate the microbial diversity of faecal samples from autistic individuals

Charge,Z, Exploiting 16S rRNA gene sequence data to examine diversity of Coriobacteriia in microbiomes

Chen,Y, Diversity of Klebsiella oxytoca and related species in the human gut microbiota

Chen,Y, Genome analysis of Gram-negative bacteria isolated from preterm baby faeces and whole-genome analysis of Klebsiella oxytoca

Clear,J, Validation of an Actinobacteria-specific primer set for use with denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis

Falvey,HL, British Society For Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Vacation Scholarship: Characterization of lytic bacteriophages against clinical and veterinary isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae

Golding,C, Comparison of metagenomic and metataxonomic data generated from in vitro fermentation systems

Hargreaves,S, Pangenome and metapangenome analyses of Collinsella aerofaciens

Hobbs,D, Isolation and characterization of lipase-positive bacteria isolated from human faeces

Honda,H, Characterization of Bacillus species with potential probiotic applications

Hsieh,SY, Investigating the intestinal virome in myalgic encephalomyelitis

Jones,S, Gut-derived microbial metabolites affect gene expression in an in vitro model of the human blood–brain barrier

Khan,H, The isolation and characterisation of bacteriophages that infect Klebsiella pneumoniae subspecies pneumoniae

Kisa,MT, Characterization of bacteriophages active against clinical strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae

Newberry,F, Gut viruses and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome

Niedzwiedzka,D, Analysis and interpretation of microarray data to understand the influence of gut-derived microbial metabolites on the brain–gut axis

Paenkaew,P, Influence of TNFalpha and IFNgamma on the blood-brain barrier: making better use of publicly available gene expression data

Paredes Caballero,M, Isolation and characterization of bacteriophages that kill Klebsiella pneumoniae

Qiling,C, Influence of trimethylamine N-oxide on metabolism and gene expression of Klebsiella pneumoniae L4-FAA5 isolated from the human caecum

Quinonez Gaspar,C, Harry Smith Vacation Studentship: Isolation and characterization of lytic bacteriophages that infect Klebsiella pneumoniae

Savarese,F, Comparison of methods of RNA isolation from the strain L4-FAA5 of Klebsiella pneumoniae subspecies pneumoniae

Shibu,P, Isolation and characterisation of bacteriophages active against carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacteria

Snelling,T, Understanding the influence of gut-derived microbial metabolites on the brain–gut axis

Solaiman,NS, Isolation of bacteriophages against Streptococcus cristatus

Thorasin,T, Investigation of diversity of Coriobacteriaceae populations in the human faecal microbiota

Tijani,T, Isolation and characterization of bacteriophages that infect and kill Klebsiella pneumoniae subspecies pneumoniae

Umlai,UK, Gut-derived microbial short-chain fatty acids and methylamines: in vitro effects on blood-brain barrier function

Xia,WJ, Isolation and molecular characterization of aerobic bacilli and Actinobacteria associated with the human faecal microbiota