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Exploring the interactions between Salmonella and Campylobacter species

Campylobacter - CDC [Public domain]

Campylobacter
CDC [Public domain]

The aim of this honours project is to characterise both intra- and intercellular interactions between Salmonella and Campylobacter.

Infection with Campylobacter and Salmonella species are the top to causes of bacterial-related, foodborne gastrointestinal disease. Both bacterial species are commonly found in the farm environment. It is not known, however, how these to bacterial species interact in a co-infection.

Key methodology: Isolation and culture of primary cell lines, transfection of bacteria with fluorescent plasmid, fluorescent microscopy, lymphocyte proliferation assays.

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Tagged in Honours projects - Animal science, Honours projects - Molecular and biomedical science, Honours projects - Andrea McWhorter, Honours projects - Kapil Chousalkar, Honours in Animal Science subtheme - Pathobiology infectious disease and public health, Honours projects - Molecular and biomedical science: Other

Competition: Young Scientist of the Year

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Australian high school students are invited to submit a short video about one of Australia’s big science challenges.

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