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Blood Group Antigen Recognition by Group A Streptococcus Mediates Host Colonisation [ 2018 - 2021 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1143266]

Researchers: Dr Martina Sanderson-Smith (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Nicolle Packer

Brief description Group A streptococcus (GAS) is responsible for approximately 700 million cases of localised infection and 600,000 cases of invasive infection globally each year. Certain bacteria have been shown to recognise sugars (known as glycans) on host cells. This project will look at how GAS use sugars at the surface of host cells to initiate disease, and determine if differences in the types of sugars present on host cells alter the ability of GAS to initiate infection.

Funding Amount $AUD 477,412.50

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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