The Infectious Diseases and Immunology, F07A, study section reviews fellowship applications broadly focused on all bacteria-related topics including bacteriology, bacterial pathogenesis, and bacterial-host interactions, immune responses to the bacteria and development of anti-bacterial agents or vaccines to treat and prevent bacterial diseases
Shared Interests and Overlaps:
The three fellowship study sections covering infectious diseases, microbiology and immunology (F07A, F07B and F07C) are broad in scope and cover substantially equivalent areas of science, with the final assignment made by the staff at the Center for Scientific Review to ensure that each application has the appropriate expertise in bacterial (F07A), viral or fungal (F07C) or immunology and other infectious diseases (except in F07A or F07C) topics (F07B) to review it.
There are shared interests with Oncological Sciences C (F09C). Fellowship applications with an emphasis on translational aspects, such as prevention, diagnosis, development and evaluation of therapeutic strategies may be reviewed by F09, whereas applications focusing on mechanistic immunological aspects, such as the innate and adaptive immune responses to tumor cells may be reviewed here.
There are shared interests with Cell Biology, Developmental Biology and Bioengineering (F05). Fellowship applications with focus on biomaterials development as delivery vectors, computational bioengineering, stem cell biology, or basic principles of cell biology may be reviewed by F05, whereas applications focusing on immunological aspects, such as innate and adaptive immune mechanisms underlying vaccine development or lymphocyte development may be reviewed here.
Fellowship applications with a biological focus on HIV/AIDS are reviewed in HIV/AIDS Biological (F17A).