Cell fate decision in $\textit{Chlamydia Trachomatis}$

11 Jul 2018, 12:10
New Law School/--020 (University of Sydney)

New Law School/--020

University of Sydney

Oral Presentation Disease - infectious In-host infections, HIV, immunity


Prof. German Enciso (UC Irvine)


Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common cause of bacterial sexually transmitted infection. It can also infect the eyes and is a major cause of blindness in many developing countries. During the infection of a mammalian host, Chlamydia must decide when to proliferate and when to convert into a differentiated form, since the differentiated form is the only form to survive outside the host but cannot reproduce. We study the question of Chlamydia cell fate regulation using experimental data as well as stochastic mathematical modelling.

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Prof. German Enciso (UC Irvine) Prof. Fred Wan (UC Irvine)

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