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Phylumtech is the industry partner of the project

Professor Robin Gasser (Lead Chief Investigator), Dr Brad Sleebs (Partner Investigator), Associate Professor Abdul Jabbar (CI) and Dr Sergio Simonetta (PI) have won a $751,260 grant from the Australian Research Council (2020). Phylumtech, is the industry partner of the project “New anti-parasitic drugs for a global veterinary market”.

The project aims to establish an advanced, industry-linked pipeline for the development of new drugs against resilient infectious agents (parasites) that cause serious diseases in billions of animals worldwide. The research expects to discover new ways of killing parasites that survive in their host animal, despite being under severe attack by the host immune system. The resultant shift in fundamental understanding will lead to innovative technologies or products to ameliorate the burden of parasites in livestock animals.