Future Industries Research - Biotechnology and Nanotechnology: Small talk: Communication networks in microbes [ 2011 - 2014 ]

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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

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