Construction and immunogenic evaluation of Hepatitis B virus like particles expressing T and B cell epitopes of Streptococcus pneumoniae for the prevention of Hepatitis B and pneumococcal mediated otitis media in Australian Indigenous children. [ 2012 - 2015 ]

Also known as: Development of a novel recombinant vaccine for the dual prevention of Hepatitis B and inner ear infections caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae in Australian Indigenous children.

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Michael Kotiw (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Noel Hayman Dr Jeremy Brown Prof Allan Cripps

Brief description Australian Indigenous children suffer abormally high levels of middle ear infections (term otitis media). In many cases the infections become chronic and have a severe dischage. We propose to make a novel vaccine that will protect these children against a major bacterial cause of the ear infection as well as against hepatitis B virus infection as well.

Funding Amount $AUD 500,637.85

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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