Evolution and function of a novel lateral flagellar locus, Flag-2, in pathogenic Escherichia coli (NHMRC Project grant administered by the University of Melbourne) (2009–2011)

Abstract:
This project will study how the bacteria that cause infant diarrhoea colonize the intestine and induce disease. We have identified a novel genetic region that allows E. coli to survive and persist in the intestine. Similar genes are also present in closely related organisms. This project will help us to understand how new diseases evelve and emerge and may lead to the developmnet of new vaccines to protect against infant diarrhoea
Grant type:
University of Melbourne
Researchers:
  • Associate Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Faculty of Science
    Affiliate Associate Professor
    UQ Centre for Clinical Research
    Faculty of Medicine
Funded by:
University of Melbourne