[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/FL180100109]
Researchers Prof Bostjan Kobe
Brief description This project aims to improve our understanding of innate immunity, the first line of defense against pathogens in diverse organisms. Innate immune pathways are key to a range of pathological states in animals, and provide plants with resistance to the diseases that account for 15% of crop losses. This project will generate knowledge, through characterising mechanisms of cell signalling for mammalian and plant innate immunity. The outcomes will include a unified signalling model, and form the foundation for a range of applications in human biology and agriculture, such as the development of durable and effective resistance in crops.
Funding Amount $2,762,247
Funding Scheme Australian Laureate Fellowships