Comparative analysis of human and kangaroo leishmania: defining human pathogenicity genes [ 2010 - 2014 ]

Also known as: Identifying genes that cause human disease by comparison of human with a non-human pathogen

Research Grant

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Researchers: A/Pr Christopher Peacock (Principal investigator)

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

Notes New Investigator Grant

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