NHMRC Grant Scheme
NHMRC Project Grants funding scheme is awarded to individuals or teams of researchers undertaking the highest quality biomedical research.
NHMRC Project Grants: Funding commencing 2014
Dr Sassan Asgari
Wolbachia and West Nile virus in mosquitoes: friends or foes? $542,562
Project summary: Mosquito-borne viruses pose a great risk to human and animal health. Presence of compentent vectors of several viruses in Australia indicates vulnerability of Australia’s biosecurity. This project will define the mechanisms of inhibition of virus replication in mosquitoes by a symbiotic bacterium which can be utilized in virus inhibition.