[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1118550]
Prof Anthony Kelleher
Dr John Zaunders
Prof Guy Marks
Brief description Globally, tuberculosis is a leading cause of death with 9.6 million new diagnoses in 2014. The diagnosis of latent TB infection is important, but is difficult to make because current assays are suboptimal. We have developed a very simple assay which detects responses to TB antigens by co-expression of two surface markers expressed by CD4+ T cells. We propose to develop this into a highly standardised kit for the diagnosis of TB with our commercial partner Cytognos.
Funding Amount $AUD 547,349.71
Funding Scheme Development Grants