A structural & functional investigator into tumour recognition by NKT cells

Project Description

The immune system can sometimes identify cancerous cells and kill them through 'immune surveillance'. A key goal in the field of tumour immunology is to understand the mechanisms by which tumour cells are eliminated by the activated immune system. Our project is focused on Natural Killer T (NKT) cells, which facilitate immunity to a variety of tumours. We will aim to understand how NKT cells interact with tumour antigens.

Lay Report (Final)

Year

2013-2015

Researchers

Prof Jamie Rossjohn, Prof Dale Godfrey

Funding Body

Cancer Council Victoria Research Grant

Institution

Monash University

Funding

$99,891 pa for three years

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