Transcriptome analysis of oral bacterial pathogens

Project Details

We are analyzing the effects of growth as a bacterial biofilm and the growth in a polymicrobial biofilm on gene expression by Porphyromonas gingivalis and Treponema denticola using DNA microarray analysis. These bacteria cause disease by growing as a consortium withTanerella forsythiain a polymicrobial biofilm. There is a degree of cooperativity between these bacteria that we are investigating by transcriptome analysis. These projects include the development of novel culture techniques for these Gram-negative obligate anaerobes.

Research Group

Oral Biology Research Group



Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Oral Infection and Immunity



Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Melbourne Dental School

Unit / Centre

Oral Biology Research Group