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Structural and Functional Study on Bacterial Chemoreceptors

thesis
posted on 16.02.2021, 02:28 by MOHAMMAD FIROZ KHAN
My PhD is related to the study of bacteria. Bacteria navigates its movement by detecting the environmental chemical cues through a process known as chemotaxis. These chemical cues can either be nutrients or toxic compounds. Chemotaxis is mediated by a group of proteins called chemoreceptors. In my PhD, I have determined the structure and function of three bacterial chemoreceptors from Campylobacter jejuni, Vibrio fischeri and Helicobacter pylori. The findings of my PhD thesis may be useful for designing new therapeutics against pathogenic bacteria.

History

Principal supervisor

Anna Roujeinikova

Additional supervisor 1

Christopher MacRaild

Year of Award

2021

Department, School or Centre

Microbiology

Campus location

Australia

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences