Molecular machines that drive microbial pathogens

  • Lithgow, Trevor (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

We will provide a comprehensive understanding of how bacteria function, through broad-reaching investigation of the molecular machines situated on their surface. Some of these machines are used for feeding, others for infection of human hosts. The machines are composed of independent parts. We will come to understand how bacteria assemble the component parts into machines, and how the machines cause human disease. The new research program combines strengths from fields f genetics, microbiology, computer science and molecular biology and will link existing research groups in Australia with key laboratories overseas.
Effective start/end date15/09/0814/09/13


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$1,638,730.00
  • Monash University: A$1,417,572.00