Evolution of streptococcal pathovars

Research Opportunity
PhD, Honours
Department
Microbiology and Immunology
Location
Doherty Institute
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Mark Davies mark.davies1@unimelb.edu.au (03) 9035 6519 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Associate Professor Steven Tong steven.tong@mh.org.au (03) 9342 9406 Personal web page

Summary The primary aim of this project is to apply various bioinformatics approaches within global genome databases to identify candidate genes that drive streptococcal invasive disease and other pathogenic processes. This will also inform vaccine approaches to combat streptococcal disease.

Project Details

Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis (group C and G Streptococcus) is a human pathogen, mirroring the disease profile and colonising the same ecological niche as the well-documented human pathogen, Streptococcus pyogenes. The overlap in both pathogen lifestyle and disease repertoire along with evidence of gene transfer between these pathogens suggests that they may share common genetic mechanisms for causing disease. The primary aim of this project is to apply various bioinformatics approaches within global genome databases to identify candidate genes that drive streptococcal invasive disease and other pathogenic processes. This will also inform vaccine approaches to combat streptococcal disease.



Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Infection & Immunity



Research Opportunities

PhD, Honours
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Department

Microbiology and Immunology

Research Node

Doherty Institute

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