Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Severine Navarro

Email: severine.navarro@qimrberghofer.edu.au

Phone: 07 3362 0487

Organisational unit: QIMR Berghofer, School of Biomedical Sciences

We have identified a highly novel parasite-derived protein that can prevent the development of allergy and asthma well into adulthood when given during the neonatal period. We know the protein modulates the microbiome and alters immune cell function, but we still don’t know how. This project will focus on investigating how this protein modulates (i) the microbiome using sequencing and metabolomic analysis (you will of course be shown how to); and (ii) immune responses. You will be trained in flow cytometry, fluorescence (confocal) imaging, single cell RNA sequencing and many more other techniques to better understand what is happening in the relevant immune compartments.