Developing a UK-Indian strategic alliance to target a UK-Indian problem: Salmonella infection.

Lead Research Organisation: University of East Anglia
Department Name: Biological Sciences


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Description The most significant development was achieving the overall objective of this international partner award and establishing a lasting collaboration between my Salmonella research group at the University of East Anglia and the group of Dipshika Chakrvortty, at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Within this collaboration there was exchange of two post doctoral scientists, one from my group to visit, share data and learn novel techniques in India, and the second who visited my group from India to learn microarray-based analyses and generate a dataset on the Salmonella mutants under investigation. During the course of these visits, as well as in our continued collaboration, all of the objectives of the proposal which addressed how Salmonella survived in the food change and caused disease in humans, were met.
Exploitation Route Moving forward the collaboration between both groups has continued and we plan to submit a joint RCUK research proposal in the near future on nitric oxide detoxification by Salmonella as well as submit the outcome of the microarray work and subsequent follow on experiments, for publication.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink

Description Dr Dipshika Chakravortty 
Organisation Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Myself and my PDRA taught a PhD student visiting our institute from this laboratory how to perform Salmonella transcriptomics using microarray technology.
Collaborator Contribution We visited the IISC to exchange data and my PDRA was taught how to perform infection based assays that collaborators at the IISC have developed.
Impact No outputs as yet. Manuscripts are in preparation.
Start Year 2011