Outer membrane vesicles and polymicrobial chronic disease
- Research Opportunity
- Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
- Number of Honour Places Available
- Number of Master Places Available
- Department / Centre
- Melbourne Dental School
- Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute,Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne
|Prof Stuart Dashperfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Nada Slakeski|
|Dr Catherine Butler|
|Dr Samantha Byrne|
Summary The project will provide you with opportunities to develop skills in confocal microscopy, molecular biology, anaerobic bacterial culture, and flow cytometry.
Porphyromonas gingivalis and Treponema denticola display a range of synergistic behaviours including polymicrobial biofilm formation and development, and nutrient acquisition, which together enable them to cause chronic disease. Both bacteria produce and release outer membrane vesicles that preferentially bind to the other species. In this project you will determine how this binding occurs and the benefits to each species of binding outer membrane vesicles. The project will provide you with opportunities to develop skills in confocal microscopy, molecular biology, anaerobic bacterial culture, and flow cytometry.
Faculty Research Themes
School Research Themes
Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
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
For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.
Department / Centre
Research NodeBio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute,Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne
MDHS Research library
Explore by researcher, school, project or topic.