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