Understanding the biology of a novel immune cell type

Grant number: DE170100407 | Funding period: 2017 - 2020

Completed

Abstract

This project aims to study immune cells that target harmful microbes by recognising by-products of their metabolism, and develop methods modulating their function. In particular, it aims to determine the immune recognition of the full range of microbial metabolites that activate these cells and unravel the mechanisms behind tolerance to nutrition-derived metabolites. This project is a potential opportunity for Australia to maximise its competitive edge in this field and develop immune-modulatory agents ultimately leading to socioeconomic benefit.

University of Melbourne Researchers