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Bacterial Pathogenesis Study Section [BACP]

The Bacterial Pathogenesis Study Section (BACP) reviews R01 applications addressing regulation and determinants of bacterial virulence and pathogenicity and the bacterial side of host-pathogen interactions. In vitro and in vivo animal model studies may be at the genetic, biochemical, cell biological or structural level. BACP only reviews R01 grant applications. R21 and R03 applications that address BACP guidelines will be reviewed in a Special Emphasis Panel; IDM (80) or IDM (81).

Rosters

Topics

  • Genetic, biochemical and structural characterization of the regulation and determinants of virulence and pathogenicity, including: capsules, toxins, and supramolecular structures
  • Role of bacterial behavior and developmental processes in the host pathogen interaction, including: biofilms, chemotaxis, sporulation, and stress responses
  • Mechanisms of persistence and transmission
  • Ecology of bacterial pathogens including the composition of the indigenous microbiota and its role in health and disease
  • Animal models of infection with bacteria

Shared Interests and Overlaps

There are shared interests with Host Interactions with Bacterial Pathogens (HIBP) in the investigations of the process of bacterial infections. R01 grant applications that focus on the host side of the host-pathogen relationship may be reviewed by HIBP. Applications that focus on the bacterial side of the host-pathogen relationship may be reviewed in BACP.

There are shared interests with Prokaryotic Cell and Molecular Biology (PCMB) in the investigations of the process of bacterial infections. Grant applications that focus on the basic genetics, biochemistry and physiology of bacterial pathogens may be reviewed in PCMB. Applications that focus on the pathogenesis associated with bacterial infections may be reviewed in BACP.

There are shared interests with Oral, Dental and Craniofacial Sciences (ODCS) in the investigations of the process of bacterial infections. Grant applications that focus on studies related to oral microbiology may be reviewed in ODCS. Applications that focus on general pathogenesis issues associated with bacterial infections may be reviewed in BACP.

There are shared interests with Drug Discovery and Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance (DDR) in the investigations of the process of bacterial infections. Grant applications that focus on antimicrobial resistance mechanisms and drug discovery studies for bacterial pathogens may be reviewed in DDR. Applications that focus on general pathogenesis issues associated with bacterial infections may be reviewed in BACP.

There are shared interests with Clinical Research and Field Studies of Infectious Diseases (CRFS) in the investigations of the process of bacterial infections. Grant applications that focus on epidemiology, diagnostics, emergence, spread and control of bacterial pathogens in the context of human infections may be reviewed in CRFS. Applications that focus on general pathogenesis issues associated with bacterial infections may be reviewed in BACP.