Cryptococcosis is a potentially fatal fungal infection. It is a major cause of deaths in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in people also infected with HIV.


Our researchers’ goal is to develop new treatments that prevent deaths from cryptococcosis.

Cryptococcosis research at WEHI

Our research into cryptococcosis aims to develop new treatments for this fungal disease. Our research foci are:

  • Discovery of new anti-fungal agents that inhibit the production of fungal molecules essential for Cryptococcus.
  • Understanding how persistent Cryotococcus infections are tolerated, and developing strategies to incite immune clearance of the fungus.
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