Monday, 17 July 2017

CID weekly seminar series: "Clostridium difficile infection compromises epithelial integrity and colonic stem-cell function", 18 July

Tuesday 18 July, 12:00 - 1:00pm
Seminar Room 1, TRF Building

A/Prof Dena Lyras
Deputy Head, Department of Microbiology
Vice-President (Scientific Affairs) The Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM)

Professor Dena Lyras is located in the Department of Microbiology at Monash University. Her research team has developed new and innovative ways by which disease-causing clostridial species can be genetically manipulated and they have used these tools to understand the role played by regulatory and virulence factors encoded by this group of bacteria. Her studies are focussed on gut pathogens, particularly those involved in antibiotic-associated diarrhoea, and examine how these pathogens interact with the host and cause disease through the use of animal infection models. Using these research outcomes, her team is developing specific immunotherapeutic products for the prevention and treatment of these infections. Antibiotic resistance and DNA mobility are also studied in her laboratory, in the context of gut pathogens and antibiotic-associated diarrhoeal disease.
A light lunch is served prior to the seminar at 11:45am in the seminar room foyer, level 2, TRF Building.

Further information, including the link to add the seminar series to your google calendar, is available from CID Weekly Seminar Series website []

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