Natalie Bitto and Kimberley D'Costa, two PhD students from A/Prof Richard Ferrero's lab, will be speaking at Tuesday's CiiiD seminar, 30 June.
Natalie's talk will be on The transport and innate immune effects of DNA in bacterial membrane vesicles.
Kimberley's talk will be on Modifications of Helicobacter pylori peptidoglycan and impact on NOD-1 dependent host responses.
Natalie is a 3rd year PhD student in CIIID. She completed her undergrad at Monash University with the Department of Microbiology and worked at CSIRO before embarking on her PhD with Assoc. Professor Richard Ferrero at Hudson Institute. Natalie will be presenting work from her PhD, which investigates the DNA carried by bacterial outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) and its role in host-pathogen interaction.
Kim is a 2nd year PhD student supervised by A/Prof. Richard Ferrero in the Gastrointestinal Infection and Inflammation laboratory. Her project aims to further investigate the role for NOD1 signalling during Helicobacter pylori infection.
The seminar will commence at 1.05pm in the Level 3 Boardrooms.