Determinants of influenza virus host-cell tropism [ 2011 - 2013 ]

Also known as: Influenza virus and carbohydrate interactions

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Mark Von Itzstein (Principal investigator)

Brief description Influenza remains an important disease and exacts a high toll in both morbidity and mortality each year. This project will identify the carbohydrates that are utilised by influenza virus to initiate infection throughout the body and map how these carbohydrates interact with the key viral surface proteins. This research will provide new insight into the emergence of new influenza virus strains and cross-species pathogenicity.

Funding Amount $AUD 543,818.04

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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