Interplay between Streptococcus pneumoniae and respiratory viruses

Research Opportunity
PhD students
Department / Centre
Paediatrics
Location
Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
A/Prof Catherine Satzke catherine.satzke@mcri.edu.au Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Sam Manna sam.manna@mcri.edu.au Personal web page

Summary In this project, you will elucidate the underlying microbiological and/or immunological mechanisms that govern the synergistic and antagonistic relationships between pneumococci and respiratory viruses. Key approaches to this project include: working with in vitro and/or in vivo models to understand the effect of coinfection on the host and microbes, including microbiological and immunological analysis of local and systemic samples. Your project will provide novel insights into bacterial-viral interactions.

Project Details

In this project, you will elucidate the underlying microbiological and/or immunological mechanisms that govern the synergistic and antagonistic relationships between pneumococci and respiratory viruses. Key approaches to this project include: working with in vitro and/or in vivo models to understand the effect of coinfection on the host and microbes, including microbiological and immunological analysis of local and systemic samples. Your project will provide novel insights into bacterial-viral interactions.


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Research Opportunities

PhD students
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Department / Centre

Paediatrics

Research Node

Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

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