Manipulation Of Clathrin-Mediated Trafficking By Coxiella

Grant number: 1120344 | Funding period: 2017 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

This research will uncover how Coxiella causes the serious infectious disease Q fever by commandeering human cells and replicating to high numbers within a specialised vacuole. We will investigate virulence factors of Coxiella, learning how and why they target an essential human vesicular trafficking process. Our innovative approach and unique expertise will elucidate interaction between this pathogen and the human cell, providing fundamental knowledge towards public health outcomes.