[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1008106]
Prof Eric Reynolds
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
Standard Project Grant