Infectious Diseases - What Are We Doing?
The study of bacterial pathogenesis has changed dramatically in recent years due to revolutionary technological developments and availability of advanced molecular and cellular tools for investigation of the pathogen-host interface. The RCID brings together established and emerging researchers with synergistic skills that is rapidly accelerating basic research into bacterial infectious disease pathogenesis. This knowledge is also enabling us to translate basic discoveries into improved health outcomes. We are achieving this by focusing our research efforts in three specific areas:
The Major Research Foci
- Basic bacterial pathogenesis and target discovery
- Vaccine development
- Novel anti-infectives and therapeutics
For information on individual RCID research projects, refer to the member laboratories.
|Bacterial Pathogenesis Laboratory||Prof James Paton|
|Membrane Proteins in Bacterial Pathogenesis Laboratory||
|Hepatitis C Virus Pathogenesis Laboratory||Assoc Prof Michael Beard|
|Invasive Bacterial Pathogens Laboratory||Assoc Prof Renato Morona|
|Malaria Parasite Research Laboratory||
|Vaccine Research Laboratory||
|Stress Response in Pathogenic Bacteria Laboratory||
More detailed information about RCID projects and outcomes is forthcoming.