C-type lectins in antifungal immunity


  • Prof Gordon Brown

    University of Aberdeen

Project summary

Professor Brown's work has established that C-type lectin receptors are critical for protective antifungal immunity. However, there is still much to discover in terms of the roles of these receptors and their therapeutic potential. During his award, Professor Brown will build on his exciting recent observations to investigate in detail how C-type lectins facilitate immune recognition and responses to fungi and how these responses can be both beneficial and detrimental to the host.