Group A streptococcus (GAS) is responsible for approximately 700 million cases of localised infection and 600,000 cases of invasive infection globally each year.
Certain bacteria have been shown to recognise sugars (known as glycans) on host cells.
This project will look at how GAS use sugars at the surface of host cells to initiate disease, and determine if differences in the types of sugars present on host cells alter the ability of GAS to initiate infection.
National Health and Medical Research Council
2018 – 2020
University of Wollongong