[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/627142]
Prof James Paton
Dr Abiodun Ogunniyi
Brief description The pneumococcus is a major cause of bacterial pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis especially in children and the elderly. Antibiotic-resistant pneumococci are becoming more prevalent, and available vaccines have major shortcomings. We propose to identify and characterise the factors produced by this organism during infection that enable it to cause invasive disease. Such factors could be incorporated into protein-based pneumococcal vaccines currently under development.
Funding Amount $AUD 1,106,169.03
Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants
Standard Project Grant