Robin MAY – Institute of Microbiology & Infection, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham
My group are interested in host-pathogen interactions and, in particular, in understanding how some fungal pathogens are able to subvert the innate immune system. In this talk I will discuss our recent work in probing the interaction between macrophages and the fatal fungal pathogen Cryptococcus. In particular, I will discuss what we have learned about the molecular basis of “vomocytosis”, a phenomenon that the pathogen uses to exit from phagocytic cells, and about the evolution of hypervirulent outbreaks of cryptococcosis.
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