[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/634403]
A/Pr Christopher Peacock
Brief description Leishmaniasis is a global infectious disease affecting millions and killing thousands each year. This project will utilise the recent discovery in Australia of a related pathogen to identify novel parasite genes and pathways involved in virulence in humans. The latest techniques in comparative genomics and molecular biology will identify the genes that cause human disease . Appropriate genes will then be used to develope a novel vaccine using the Australian parasite.
Funding Amount $AUD 539,334.20
Funding Scheme Project Grants
New Investigator Grant