Effect of host genetic polymorphism on transmission of influenza virus infection in a household setting


Grant Data
Project Title
Effect of host genetic polymorphism on transmission of influenza virus infection in a household setting
Principal Investigator
Dr Ip, Dennis Kai Ming   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Professor Cowling Benjamin John   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Cherny Stacey Shawn   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
24
Start Date
2015-09-04
Completion Date
2017-09-03
Amount
608500
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
influenza, genetics, transmission, household, human
Discipline
Infection/Parasitology
Panel
Biology and Medicine (M)
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
17116715
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
2 To identify and examine host genetic polymorphisms that are important in modifying viral shedding in infectious individuals 3 To examine the interaction of these genetic determinants with other epidemiological factors in affecting the risk of influenza virus infection