New treatments for human inflammatory diseases derived from parasitic worms and their secreted products

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New treatments for human inflammatory diseases derived from parasitic worms and their secreted products

Title of Project

New treatments for human inflammatory diseases derived from parasitic worms and their secreted products

Advisor/s

Dr Paul Giacomin, Professor Alex Loukas, Associate Professor John Miles

College or Research Centre

College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Science; Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine

Summary of Project

A project is available for an ambitious HDR student to work with our research team on discovering and testing new molecular therapies for inflammatory disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease and diabetes. Specifically, the student would investigate the potential for parasitic worms and their secreted proteins to influence human immune cell function and the composition of the gut microbiome. This will also involve working with leading clinicians who are conducting clinical trials in humans experimentally infected with parasitic worms.

Key Words

inflammation; parasite; clinical; autoimmunity; diabetes; microbiome

Would suit an applicant who

Some background in immunology, medicine, microbiology, cell biology or molecular biology

Updated: 10 months ago