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The impact of the neonatal gut microbiome on specific and nonspecific vaccine responses. [ 2016 - 2018 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1098429]

Researchers: Prof Helen Marshall Prof Steven Wesselingh Prof Graeme Young

Brief description Humans are colonised by a large and diverse group of microorganisms, collectively known as the microbiome. The gut microbiome, in particular, hosts an enormous abundance and diversity of bacteria, which perform a range of essential beneficial functions. Our study will investigate whether disruption of the gut microbiome in newborns, for example through antibiotic usage or maternal diet, leads to an impairment of subsequent immune responses to childhood immunisations.

Funding Amount $AUD 679,259.18

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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