Host-directed approach to cure invasive fungal infections
Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) represent a major threat in immunocompromised and critically ill adult and paediatric patients. Experts believe that a host-directed approach could help to improve the current situation. The EU-funded HDM-FUN project proposes a transdisciplinary approach to identify critical factors for host-directed medical interventions in IFIs. The overall objective is to identify host-pathogen factors essential for immunotherapy and prophylaxis, so as to enable the design of novel therapeutic and preventive host-directed medicine approaches for patients with lethal invasive fungal infection in intensive care. HDM-FUN brings together leading scientists and clinical researchers to study genetics and transcription host factors, metabolome and microbiome immune modulators and host pathogen interactions at molecular and cellular level that determine the susceptibility and treatment outcome of patients with fungal infection.
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Funding SchemeRIA - Research and Innovation action
75015 Paris 15