Examining the role of type III secretion in the immune response elicited by Chlamydophila psittaci infections

01 October 2007 → 14 December 2010
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Bacteriology
    • Infectious diseases
  • Engineering and technology
    • Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering not elsewhere classified
Chlamydophila psittaci Immune response virulence
Project description

This project aims to gain insight in the fundamental molecular mechanisms involved in the observed differences in virulence between Chlamydophila psittaci strains, in both the avian and human host. The results could aid in the development of new diagnostic tests for tracing of virulent strains and the development of novel prophylactics.