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Research Projects

Project: Invasive Streptococcus A – piecing together clinical, genomic and public health aspects of the puzzle

Gibney Group

This project can be expanded to additional sites to obtain a contemporary picture of clinical, epidemiological and genomic aspects of invasive Strep A in Australia. In particular, there is scope to develop a national study to define the genomics of invasive Strep A isolates, and to define the most appropriate antibiotics for prophylaxis to prevent secondary ISA among household contacts. In the context of ISA becoming nationally notifiable, and Strep A vaccine development, findings will contribute to clinical and public health guidelines management of Strep A cases and their contacts in Australia.

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Project Supervisor

Dr Katherine Gibney

Project availability

Gibney Group

1 vacancies

Cross Cutting Disciplines