DEVELOPING BIOMIMETIC TISSUE MODELS TO STUDY THE FUNGAL HOST MICROBIOTA INTERPLAY

Objectives:

    - Tailor existing models (gut) for studying fungal pathogenesis and LBP activity
    - Develop a vagina model for studying fungal pathogenesis and LBP activity
    - Tailor gut and vagina models for studying interaction of fungal pathogens with microbiota components (including LBPs)

Expected Results:

    - Biomimetic tissue models and assays to study fungal infection
    - Biomimetic tissue models and assays to study LBPs
    - Novel insights into fungal-host-microbiota interactions

PROJECT SUPERVISOR:

KARLA QUEIROZ

INSTITUTION:

MIMETAS