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EDUCATION

Research Projects

Project: Location, location, location – lodging virus specific T cells in the lung as an approach to protect against influenza virus infection.

Wakim group

This research project will characterise the influenza virus fighting T cells in the lung and nasal tissue, identify factors important in their differentiation and longevity, and optimise approaches to lodge these highly protective T cells along the respiratory tract, with the intent to improve influenza vaccine design and efficacy. 

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Project Supervisor

Dr Linda Wakim

Project availability
PhD/MPhil
Master of Biomedical Science

Wakim group

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2 vacancies

Themes
Cross Cutting Disciplines

The Wakim group research focus is understanding how T cells resident along the respiratory tract can be utilised to protect against influenza virus infection. Our main focus is to characterise the influenza virus fighting T cells in the lung and nasal tissue, identify factors important in their differentiation and longevity, and optimise approaches to lodge these highly protective T cells along the respiratory tract with the intent to improve influenza vaccine design and efficacy.