Adhesins of uropathogenic Escherichia coli. (2010–2013)

Abstract:
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are among the most common infectious diseases of humans and a major cause of morbidity and mortality. In the USA, UTI accounts for >$1.6 billion in medical expenses each year. It is estimated that 50% of women will develop a UTI in their lifetime. This research aims to understand the processes by which bacteria colonize the human bladder. The work has implications for the development of new approaches to prevent and treat UTI.
Grant type:
NHMRC Project Grant
Researchers:
  • Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Faculty of Science
  • Associate Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Faculty of Science
    Affiliate Associate Professor
    UQ Centre for Clinical Research
    Faculty of Medicine
Funded by:
National Health and Medical Research Council