INVESTIGATING THE ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF ZINC AT THE HOST-PNEUMOCOCCAL INTERFACE

Grant number: 1142695 | Funding period: 2018 - 2021

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Abstract

Streptococcus pneumoniae is a human-only bacterium that is responsible for killing more than one million people every year. This project will analyse how the human immune system fights this bacterium, and subsequently, how the bacteria manages to subvert these attacks and survive in the human host. This will provide crucial information for developing new drugs against this pathogen, in an attempt to combat the ever-increasing problem of antibiotic resistance.