Hall, Alex, Prof. Dr.

CHN  D 35.1 

Universitätstrasse 16

8092 Zürich

Switzerland

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Research interests

I am currently working on:

 

  • How the abiotic environment influences bacteria-virus interactions (with Pauline Scanlan)
  • Resistance phenotypes of natural and clinical isolates of bacteria (with Richard Allen)
  • Effect of dead cells on growth and evolution (with Fokko Smakman)
  • Antibiotic resistance evolution in ecologically complex systems (with Flor Arias Sánchez)
  • Statistical methods for inferring coevolutionary dynamics (with Angus Buckling)

Short CV

15 Assistant Professor at ETH Zürich

14 Junior Group Leader (SNSF Ambizione Fellow) at ETH Zürich

12-14 Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship at ETH Zürich

11 Postdoc at ETH Zürich with Martin Ackermann and Sebastian Bonhoeffer

09-11 Postdoc at University of Oxford with Angus Buckling


05-09 PhD at University of Edinburgh with Nick Colegrave

Publications

2017

Modification of Escherichia coli-bacteriophage interactions by surfactants and antibiotics in vitro.
Pauline D. Scanlan, Anna M. Bischofberger, and Alex R. Hall
FEMS Microbiology Ecology, (2017) Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2016

Effects of antibiotic resistance alleles on bacterial evolutionary responses to viral parasites.
Flor I. Arias-Sánchez, and Alex R. Hall
Biology Letters, (2016) London: The Royal Society.
Adaptation to parasites and costs of parasite resistance in mutator and non-mutator bacteria.
Sébastien Wielgoss, Tobias Bergmiller, Anna M. Bischofberger, and Alex R. Hall
Molecular Biology and Evolution, (2016) Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2015

Spatial heterogeneity lowers rather than increases host-parasite specialization.
E. Hesse, Alex Best, Mike Boots, Alex R. Hall, and Angus Buckling
Journal of Evolutionary Biology, (2015) Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Costs of antibiotic resistance – separating trait effects and selective effects.
Alex R. Hall, Daniel C. Angst, Konstanze T. Schiessl, and Martin Ackermann
Evolutionary Applications, (2015) Oxford: Wiley.
Interspecific interactions drive chitin and cellulose degradation by aquatic microorganisms.
Gianluca Corno, Ivette Salka, Kirsten Pohlmann, Alex R. Hall, and Hans-Peter Grossart
Aquatic Microbial Ecology, (2015) Oldendorf/Luhe: Inter-Research.
Parasite host range and the evolution of host resistance.
Florien A. Gorter, Alex R. Hall, Angus Buckling, and Pauline D. Scanlan
Journal of Evolutionary Biology, (2015) Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Experimental evolution and bacterial resistance: (co)evolutionary costs and trade-offs as opportunities in phage therapy research.
Pauline D. Scanlan, Angus Buckling, and Alex R. Hall
Bacteriophage, (2015) Philadelphia, PA: Taylor & Francis.
Coevolution with bacteriophages drives genome-wide host evolution and constrains the acquisition of abiotic-beneficial mutations.
Pauline D. Scanlan, Alex R. Hall, Gordon Blackshields, Ville-P. Friman, Michael R. Davis, Joanna B. Goldberg, and Angus Buckling
Molecular Biology and Evolution, (2015) Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Lytic phages obscure the cost of antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli.
Samuel J. Tazzyman, and Alex R. Hall
The ISME Journal, (2015) Basingstoke: Nature.

2014

Higher resources decrease fluctuating selection during host-parasite coevolution.
Laura Lopez Pascua, Alex R. Hall, Andrew D. Morgan, Mike Boots, and Angus Buckling
Ecology Letters, (2014) Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Tetracycline modifies competitive interactions in experimental microcosms containing bacteria isolated from freshwater.
Alex R. Hall, and Gianluca Corno
FEMS microbiology ecology, (2014) London: Wiley-Blackwell.

2013

The role of ‘soaking’ in spiteful toxin production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
R. Fredrik Inglis, Alex R. Hall, and Angus Buckling
Biology Letters, (2013) London: The Royal Society.
The cost of antibiotic resistance depends on evolutionary history in Escherichia coli.
Daniel C. Angst, and Alex R. Hall
BMC Evolutionary Biology, (2013) London, UK: Biomed. Central LTD.
Genotype-by-environment interactions due to antibiotic resistance and adaptation in Escherichia coli.
Alex R. Hall
Journal of evolutionary biology, (2013) Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
No effect of host–parasite co-evolution on host range expansion.
Pauline D. Scanlan, Alex R. Hall, Peter Burlinson, Gail Preston, and Angus Buckling
Journal of evolutionary biology, (2013) Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

2012

Multiplicity of infection does not accelerate infectivity evolution of viral parasites in laboratory microcosms.
Alex R. Hall, Pauline D. Scanlan, Helen C. Leggett, and Angus Buckling
Journal of Evolutionary Biology, (2012) Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Effects of sequential and simultaneous applications of bacteriophages on populations of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in vitro and in wax moth larvae.
Alex R. Hall, Daniel De Vos, Ville-Petri Friman, Jean-Paul Pirnay, and Angus Buckling
Applied and Environmental Microbiology, (2012) Washington: American Society for Microbiology.
Diversity-disturbance relationships: frequency and intensity interact.
Alex R. Hall, Adam D. Miller, Helen C. Leggett, Stephen H. Roxburgh, Angus Buckling, and Katriona Shea
Biology Letters, (2012) London: The Royal Society.

2011

The fitness cost of rifampicin resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa depends on demand for RNA polymerase.
Alex R. Hall, James C. Iles, and R. Craig MacLean
Genetics, (2011) Bethesda, Maryland: Genetics Society of America.
Epistasis buffers the fitness effects of rifampicin-resistance mutations in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Alex R. Hall, and R. Craig MacLean
Evolution, (2011) Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Bacteria-phage coevolution and the emergence of generalist pathogens.
Alex R. Hall, Pauline D. Scanlan, and Angus Buckling
American Naturalist, (2011) Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Host-parasite coevolutionary arms races give way to fluctuating selection.
Alex R. Hall, Pauline D. Scanlan, Andrew D. Morgan, and Angus Buckling
Ecology Letters, (2011) Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Genetic basis of infectivity evolution in a bacteriophage.
Pauline D. Scanlan, Alex R. Hall, Laura Lopez Pascua, and Angus Buckling
Molecular Ecology, (2011) Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

2010

Mutational neighbourhood and mutation supply rate constrain adaptation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Alex R. Hall, Victoria F. Griffiths, R. Craig Maclean, and Nick Colegrave
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, (2010) London: The Royal Society.
The evolution of antibiotic resistance: Insight into the roles of molecular mechanisms of resistance and treatment context.
R. Craig MacLean, Alex R. Hall, Gabriel G. Perron, and Angus Buckling
Discovery Medicine, (2010) Timonium, MD: Discovery Medicine.
The population genetics of antibiotic resistance: integrating molecular mechanisms and treatment contexts.
R. Craig MacLean, Alex R. Hall, Gabriel G. Perron, and Angus Buckling
Nature Reviews Genetics, (2010) London: Nature Publishing Group.
Hypermutability and compensatory adaptation in antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Gabriel G. Perron, Alex R. Hall, and Angus Buckling
American Naturalist, (2010) Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

2008

Decay of unused characters by selection and drift.
Alex R. Hall, and Nick Colegrave
Journal of Evolutionary Biology, (2008) Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Selection for predator resistance varies with resource supply in a model adaptive radiation.
Alex R. Hall, Justin R. Meyer, and Rees Kassen
Evolutionary Ecology Research, (2008) Tuscon: Evolutionary Ecology.

2007

How does resource supply affect evolutionary diversification?
Alex R. Hall, and Nick Colegrave
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, (2007) London: The Royal Society.
 
 
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