Manipulating immunity to fight infection and tumours
- Research Opportunity
- PhD students, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
- Department / Centre
- Biochemistry and Pharmacology
- Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute
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Summary Vaccination currently represents the most effective strategy for eliminating infectious disease.
While many vaccines are in use worldwide, for several pathogens our current vaccines fail with ensuing uncontrolled disease. This is the case for HIV, malaria and tuberculosis resulting in disease and devastation worldwide. Vaccines also have the potential to prevent and/or treat cancer, however this is currently not a clinical reality. Therefore, vaccine design must be advanced, and to do so, we require a more comprehensive understanding of the cell biology involved. A key question in vaccine biology is how are the proteins involved in this response trafficked to and from specialised immune cell compartments. This project will use CRISPR/Cas9 methodology, together with new mouse models of disease, to investigate the consequence of targeting specific components of the molecular machinery that participate in immune cell protein trafficking.
Faculty Research Themes
Cancer, Infection and Immunology
School Research Themes
Cancer in Biomedicine, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
PhD students, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
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