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Stress response in pathogenic bacteria: Haemophilus influenzae

Stephen Kidd H. influenzae

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Participate in important research into the stress response in pathogenic bacteria, in particular, Haemophilus influenzae which can lead to several serious diseases in humans.

A large part of our work is looking at the molecular biology of various strains of H. influenzae and trying to understand the elements of its behaviour and lifestyle that vary between its commensal and pathogen states. 

One of the major features for which we need to understand and that is central in the colonisation of H. influenzae in various anatomical niches and the disease outcome, are the environmental triggers for this pathogen to aggregate and form a biofilm (see Figure 1).


Dr Stephen Kidd


Dr Stephen Kidd

Research area: Research Centre for Infectious Diseases (RCID) | Australian Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Ecology (ACARE)

Recommended honours enrolment: Honours in Molecular and Biomedical Science

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