How some types of E. coli cause diarrhoea

Grant number: 1009296 | Funding period: 2011 - 2013



Some varieties of E. coli cause diarrhoea, but they are difficult to diagnose in the laboratory. The aim of this study is to find specific genes of disease-associated E. coli that could be used as targets to identify these bacteria in patients with diarrhoea. The discovery of genes from E. coli that could be used as diagnostic targets will provide invaluable tools to study the epidemiology and clinical impact of these bacteria in patients in Australia and overseas.

University of Melbourne Researchers