Culture-independent assessment of the microbiota underlying chronic suppurative lung disease in Indigenous children. [ 2012 - 2017 ]

Also known as: Characterisation of bacteria and viruses associated with chronic suppurative lung disease in Indigenous children.

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Researchers: Dr Robyn Marsh (Principal investigator)

Brief description Chronic suppurative lung disease (CSLD) affects 1 in 68 Indigenous children in the Northern Territory. The condition leads to loss of lung function which reduces life-expectancy. Little is known about microbial factors underlying the disease. My research uses DNA-based methods to describe lower airway microbiology of CSLD affecting Indigenous children, including investigation of bacteria, viruses and biofilm. Better understanding of the microbiology will potentially lead to development of improved treatments.

Funding Amount $AUD 310,071.18

Funding Scheme Early Career Fellowships

Notes Australian Training ECF for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research

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