[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/FS110200026]
Researchers Packer Prof Nicolle H; A/Prof Mark P Molloy; Prof Helena K Nevalainen; Prof Ian T Paulsen; A/Prof Paul A Haynes
Brief description We will use the Australian Proteome Analysis Facility to address the multifaceted mechanisms of microbial interactions and produce new knowledge about the pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a common cause of death in cystic fibrosis patients. We will characterise the interactions between P. aeruginosa and the emerging fungal pathogen Scedosporium aurantiacum as a proactive step towards better understanding of pathogen communication. Improved understanding of pathogen interactions should facilitate the development of novel anti-adhesives as therapeutics. Our project will train young scientists in a new integrated approach to biology.
Funding Amount $556,800
Funding Scheme Super Science Fellowships