Principal Investigators

    Dr Yann Gambin


    University of New South Wales

    Contact information of lead PI



    Title of project or programme

    Prion-like behaviour in immunity: super-sized signalling platforms?

    Source of funding information

    National Health and Medical Research Council

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 415,777

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years



    Research Abstract

    Prions have been mostly associated with pathologies but recent discoveries show that prion-like behaviour may be beneficial, enhancing our immune response for example. To test this, we want to systematically explore all human proteins involved in the defence against pathogens, find new prion-like trends and probe their role in the innate immune response.

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Types: Investments < €500k
Member States: Australia
Diseases: N/A
Years: 2016
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