CfSG seminar – Sarah Dunstan – 27th May, 2016

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Human and Pathogen Genomics of TB and Typhoid

Dr Sarah Dunstan
Doherty Institute

Friday 27th May
11:00am-12:00pm
ESJ King Theatre, Medical Building, The University of Melbourne

To enable the development of more effective therapies to treat and prevent infectious disease, it is crucial to fully understand disease pathogenesis and why only some individuals are susceptible to disease, or poor disease outcomes.  We are using a genetics approach to identify genes that influence susceptibility and disease outcome in Tuberculosis and Enteric Fever.  As a combination of bacterial and host factors determine disease outcomes we are investigating the contribution of human and pathogen genetic variation by performing Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS) and whole genome sequencing of bacterial pathogens.

Enquiries: Andrew Siebel (asiebel@unimelb.edu.au)