Project

Fungal Conspiracy threathening amphibian survival: the role of quorum sensing in chytridiomycosis

Duration
01 October 2015 → 30 September 2019
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
Keywords
Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis amphibians chytridiomycosis quorum sensing
 
Project description

Worldwide, amphibians are being threatened by the chytrid fungal skin pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. During this project, we wil study the crosstalk between Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis cells. Then, we will study the quorum sensing (QS) mechanism by interfering with QS signaling. Finally, we will assess the role of QS molecules in Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection and disease dynamics.