CLINICAL AND GENOMIC ASPECTS OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS AND OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

Grant number: 1065736 | Funding period: 2016 - 2017

Completed

Abstract

The burden of infectious disease is high in Indigenous populations in northern Australia and patterns of disease differ. My research proposes to deepen our understanding of infectious diseases such as that due to Staphylococcus aureus (golden staph), hepatitis B and influenza by applying cutting-edge technologies (e.g., bacterial genomics) to answer clinically relevant questions. Ultimately I hope to prevent transmission of infections, improve vaccine strategies and find better targets for treatment.

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