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A Transmission-Blocking Vaccine To Prevent Toxoplasmosis [ 2017 - ]

Also known as: 5017591

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/GNT1128911]

Researchers: Prof Nicholas Smith (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Adrian Hehl Prof Peter Deplazes

Brief description Toxoplasma gondii causes a globally important zoonotic disease. It is transmitted by cats, and finds its way into our food chain via infected meat and contaminated water. We have used a unique functional genomics pipeline to discover proteins crucial for reproduction of Toxoplasma in the cat. We will now test combinations of these proteins to immunise cats and prove that we can develop a vaccine that blocks transmission of this highly significant parasitic disease.

Funding Amount $850,225.00

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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