Fighting Infection: Exploiting Host-Pathogen Interactions

Grant number: 606788 | Funding period: 2011 - 2015

Completed

Abstract

This program will investigate the strategies used by pathogenic bacteria to cause human diseases. The research will focus on how bacteria initiate infections, how they invade, cause cell and tissue damage and respond to their human host. It will also examine how the host’s innate immune system interacts with these bacteria. The results will provide new insights into host-pathogen interactions and reveal new targets for the development of novel antibacterial drugs and vaccines.