Project

Virulence factors of Aspergillus fumigatus involved in interactions with avian macrophages

Duration
01 January 2008 → 31 May 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Keywords
aspergillus fumigatus pathogenesis macrophages bird
 
Project description

ASpergillosis is one of the most common infectious diseases that causes dead in birds. In this studies the interactions between Aspergillus fumigatus and avian macrophages will bes tudied an the genes involved will be identified. In a final study the role of these virulence genes in vivo will be assessed.