Body fluids: sweet protection against infection? [ 2010 - 2012 ]

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Researchers Prof NH Packer; Prof HK Nevalainen; Prof MD Willcox; Prof NA Jacques

Brief description Serious health problems caused by pathogenic microorganisms are in sharp increase due to aging population, escalating numbers of immunocompromised people and the increased resistance of microorganisms to currently available antibiotics. Our research will lead to development of new approaches to protect people and animals from pathogens before they invade the body. The commercial possibilities for new and natural antimicrobials are present from both the health and agricultural sectors in Australia and abroad. The technologies used and further developed will serve as a state-of-the-art training ground for the next generation of postgraduate students encompassing the integration of genomics, proteomics and glycomics technologies.

Funding Amount $300,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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