Dr. Noémie Hamilton [PhD] (née Haud)

ELA International Research Fellow

Dr Noémie HamiltonDepartment of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease
University of Sheffield
The Bateson Centre
Firth Court
Western Bank
S10 2TN

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 2769
Email: n.m.hamilton@sheffield.ac.uk


I joined the University of Sheffield in 2015 to work with zebrafish models of auto-inflammatory neurological disorders. My interest in disease modelling using zebrafish started early when I went to the University of Manchester with my ERASMUS bursary for a 6-month placement in Dr Hurlstone’s lab. I continued my training using zebrafish as an animal model during my PhD and my post doctoral positions in Germany and in the UK, using zebrafish in cancer and neurological disease modelling. I also worked for a short period of time with Astyanax Mexicanus, another fish model to study eye degeneration and heart regeneration.

2016-2010: PhD in genetics- University of Manchester (Supervisor: Dr Adam Hurlstone)
2010-2012: Post Doctoral Associate in Universitat Georg August Goettingen, Germany (Geartner/Henneke group)
2012-2015: Post Doctoral Associate at UCL (Prof Whitmore Group/ Dr Yamamoto/ Dr Mommersteeg)
2015-2016: Post Doctoral Associate at University of Sheffield (Prof Renshaw/Prof Sabroe)
2017-Present: ELA Research Fellow at University of Sheffield

Research Interests

My research interests are to dissect the mechanism of auto-inflammatory neurological disorders using zebrafish as an animal model.

My current fellowship is entitled: A zebrafish model to identify new therapeutic strategies for RNAseT2-deficient cystic leukoencephalopathy without megalencephaly.

Teaching Interests

My teaching activities will start in 2018 in the Translational Neuroscience MSc course, teaching about Endogenous Retrovirus and neurodegenerative diseases.


Fellowship from European Leukodystrophy Association (ELA).

Current Projects

  • Elucidate the role of endogenous retrovirus in neurological disorders.
  • Identifying therapeutic drugs to reverse brain inflammation in rnaset2 zebrafish mutants.


For Key Publications see below. For a full list of publications click here.

Journal articles