Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP180100520 [ 2018 - 2023 ]

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Researchers Prof Gregory Woods; Dr Alan Lyons; Prof Lynn Corcoran; Prof John Hayball; Dr James Murphy; Dr Andrew Flies

Brief description This project aims to identify the immune escape mechanisms that the transmissible cancers, Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) use to avoid being killed by the immune system. Since the discovery of the second transmissible cancer (DFT2) mystery surrounds whether the devils immune system can respond to this cancer, hence this project will investigate the immune response to DFT2. The final aims are to develop a vaccine with the potential to protect healthy devils and cure devils with DFTD.

Funding Amount $303,931

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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