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Uncovering the genetic basis of fungal virulence [ 2012 - 2015 ]

Also known as: Discovering the genetic basis of fungal virulence

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1031943]

Researchers: Dr Kyung Kwon-Chung Prof Gavin Huttley Prof Helena Nevalainen Prof Tania Sorrell (Participant) Prof Wieland Meyer (Principal investigator)

Brief description Fungi are increasingly causing life-threatening infections. Little is known about the mechanisms underlying these infections. We will compare the genomes of high and low virulent fungal strains to gain insides into the basis of these differences by using C. gattii as model of a globally highly pathogenic fungus. The findings will be generalized by comparing the obtained results with the genomes of other important pathogenic fungi to develop a scientific basis for better treatment strategies.

Funding Amount $AUD 561,189.91

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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