New candidate vaccines to prevent tuberculosis: preclinical assessment of efficacy, safety and mechanism of protection [ 2013 - 2016 ]

Also known as: New vaccines to prevent tuberculosis

Research Grant

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Researchers: A/Pr James Triccas (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Warwick Britton

Brief description Almost two million people die from tuberculosis (TB) each year. The curent vaccine, BCG, is ineffective at controlling TB and and the type of immune response needed to protect against the disease is poorly understood. We have discovered new antigens of the TB bacterium, and we will combine them with our innovative vaccine technology to develop new vaccines to control TB. We will also try and understand why BCG is not effective, and use this information to further improve TB vaccination.

Funding Amount $AUD 594,133.70

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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