[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1009369]
Dr Martina Sanderson-Smith
Brief description The "flesh-eating" bacteria group A streptococcus (GAS) causes life threatening invasive diseases such as necrotizing fasciitis and toxic shock syndrome (>600,000 cases and 163,000 deaths per year). For some types of GAS, plasminogen binding is essential for virulence.The aim of this work is to determine the extent to which plasminogen binding contributes to disease caused by highly virulent GAS. These studies will allow the development of new therapeutics and treatments.
Funding Amount $AUD 425,763.65
Funding Scheme Career Development Fellowships
RD Wright Biomedical CDF