Characterisation of human-specific anti-microbial pathways. (2010–2012)

Abstract:
The immune system protects us against infectious disease by killing invading microbes or pathogens. Macrophages are white blood cells that are important for the recognition and destruction of pathogens. This project aims to investigate the role of certain genes, which are turned on in macrophages when they sense invading pathogens, in protecting us against infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and gastroenteritis.
Grant type:
NHMRC Project Grant
Researchers:
  • Principal Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
    Affiliate Associate Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Faculty of Science
  • NHMRC Research Fellow
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Faculty of Science
    Affiliate Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Dean of the UQ Graduate School
    Graduate School
Funded by:
National Health and Medical Research Council