Bacterial immune evasion


  • Prof Christoph Tang

    University of Oxford

Project summary

Neisseria meningitidis continues to be a serious pathogen and is the leading cause of meningitis in children. The main aims of Professor Tang's research are to understand the mechanisms that enable Neisseria meningitidis to evade host immunity, the implications of this important pathogen surviving in the human nasopharynx, and subsequent disease in individuals. Professor Tang's approach is to dissect the molecular mechanisms underlying the virulence of this important human pathogen and to analyse the dynamics of carriage of meningococcus and other members of the flora of the human nasopharynx.