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SEMINAR: Battling bacterial slime: Bacterial persistence mechanisms in chronic and recurrent respiratory infections

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Respiratory infections (including ear, nose, throat and lung infections) caused by viruses and bacteria are the most common diseases in children (and adults). Some children are particularly vulnerable to these, developing chronic or recurrent disease and reducing their quality of life, educational outcomes and life expectancy. Ways in which bacteria persist particularly in high-risk populations are poorly understood, as are immune responses to these bacteria. This means that many treatments that target the acute infection have little effect on the chronic or recurrent nature of the diseases. Likewise, preventions are difficult to develop in these vulnerable populations. Our work in the Vaccine Trials Groups and the School of Paediatrics and Child Health focuses on elucidating the role of bacterial biofilms (slime), intracellular infection and host immune response in the development of chronic and recurrent respiratory disease. This presentation will provide an overview of the work we have done and are currently conducting, including both basic research and translational studies.
Speaker(s) Dr Ruth Thornton
Location CMCA Seminar Room 1.80, Fairway Entrance #2 Physics Building, 1st floor
Contact CMCA Admin <[email protected]> : 6488 2770
Start Thu, 11 Oct 2012 16:00
End Thu, 11 Oct 2012 17:00
Submitted by CMCA Admin <[email protected]>
Last Updated Mon, 08 Oct 2012 09:38
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