Investigating the interface between host innate immune cells and a fungal pathogen [ 2011 - 2014 ]

Also known as: Investigating the interactions between host and pathogen

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Researchers: Prof Alex Andrianopoulos (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Kylie Boyce

Brief description Fungi which infect humans are a major health problem, especially for those with compromised immune systems (eg. AIDS, transplant and cancer patients). These fungi cause disease by evading the immune system whilst deriving nutrients for growth. Some fungi evade the immune system by residing within host cells; a hostile and nutrient poor environment. This project will study a pathway that we have shown is required for growth inside host cells. This knowledge will open new avenues for treatment.

Funding Amount $AUD 578,085.75

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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