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Development of antimicrobial peptides targeting oral pathogenic bacteria [ 2011 - 2013 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1008106]

Researchers: Prof Eric Reynolds (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Neil O'Brien-Simpson Prof Stuart Dashper

Brief description The bacterial associated oral diseases; periodontitis and caries are major public health problems. The prevalence of these diseases and increasing bacterial antibiotic resistance has meant there is a need to develop new therapies. This project addresses this by modifying a novel class of antibiotics/antiseptics �antimicrobial peptides� to target oral bacteria and testing them using a newly developed screening method. This project will lead to new therapies for periodontitis and caries.

Funding Amount $AUD 663,350.73

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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