UNDERSTANDING UNIVERSAL IMMUNITY TO INFLUENZA VIRUSES
Grant number: 1102792 | Funding period: 2016 - 2020
A/Prof Kedzierska’s work combines cutting-edge basic research with unique clinical studies to define how to generate protective immunity against the pandemic and newly emerged influenza viruses. This research will identify key factors that drive the severe and fatal influenza disease in high-risk groups, including the young, elderly, pregnant women and Indigenous Austraians. Findings on the optimal human immunity to influenza viruses will be applicable to other infectious diseases and cancers.
Related publications (3)
Viral burden, inflammatory milieu and CD8( )T-cell responses to influenza virus in a second-generation thiazolide (RM-5061) and oseltamivir combination therapy study
Simone Nuessing, Edin Mifsud, Luca Hensen, Marios Koutsakos, Zhongfang Wang, Lukasz Kedzierski, Francesca Mercuri, Jean-Francois Rossignol, Aeron C Hurt, Katherine Kedzierska
BACKGROUND: Influenza viruses cause significant morbidity and mortality, especially in young children, elderly, pregnant women and..
Monocyte apoptotic bodies are vehicles for influenza A virus propagation
Georgia K Atkin-Smith, Mubing Duan, Damien J Zanker, Liyen Loh, Thi HO Nguyen, Marios Koutsakos, Tien Nguyen, Xiangrui Jiang, Julio Carrera, Thanh Kha Phan, Chuanxin Liu, Stephanie Paone, Sara Oveissi, Amy L Hodge, Amy A Baxter, Katherine Kedzierska, Jason M Mackenzie, Mark D Hulett, Pamuk Bilsel, Weisan Chen
The disassembly of apoptotic cells into small membrane-bound vesicles termed apoptotic bodies (ApoBDs) is a hallmark of apoptosis;..
Enumeration, functional responses and cytotoxic capacity of MAIT cells in newly diagnosed and relapsed multiple myeloma
Nicholas A Gherardin, Liyen Loh, Lorenztino Admojo, Alexander J Davenport, Kelden Richardson, Amy Rogers, Phillip K Darcy, Misty R Jenkins, H Miles Prince, Simon J Harrison, Hang Quach, David P Fairlie, Katherine Kedzierska, James McCluskey, Adam P Uldrich, Paul J Neeson, David S Ritchie, Dale I Godfrey