Mitochondria and intracellular bacterial pathogens

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Department
Microbiology and Immunology
Location
Doherty Institute
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Hayley Newton hnewton@unimelb.edu.au (03) 9035 6307 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Ms Diana Stojanovski

Summary This project will use cutting edge biochemistry, microscopy, microbiology and eukaryotic cell biology to explore the impact of intracellular bacterial pathogens on mitochondrial function.

Project Details

Intracellular bacterial pathogens employ specialised secretion systems that transport virulence proteins, termed effectors, into the host cytosol. These effectors can subvert normal eukaryotic functions allowing the pathogen to create a replicative niche and evade killing. Some effector proteins target the host cell mitochondria where their functions remain largely unknown. This project will use cutting edge biochemistry, microscopy, microbiology and eukaryotic cell biology to explore the impact of intracellular bacterial pathogens on mitochondrial function.



Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Infection & Immunity



Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, 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

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department

Microbiology and Immunology

Research Node

Doherty Institute

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