Gates grants fund disease ‘omics’

May 12, 2010

By hammersmith

[Source: GenomeWeb News] – The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced the winners of its first round of Grand Challenges Explorations grants for 2010, including funding for a number of research projects using genomics technologies for disease research.

The Grand Challenges grants give $100,000 to creative research projects that have promise in improving human health around the globe, with an emphasis on diseases that afflict the developing world. This is the fourth round of grants under the program, and it includes funding for 78 research projects working on diagnostic and therapeutic technologies for malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and other health issues.

Winners of the $100,000 in funding may be applicable for a second phase of support of up to $1 million if their research efforts are successful.

For more information: Gates Grants Fund Disease ‘Omics