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Abramovitch Wins Phase 2 Funding for Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Round 8 Grant

The Gates foundation has announced the winners of the Grand Challenges Round 8 grants

Rob’s grant is included, see below.

A Synthetic Biosensor to Find Drugs Targeting TB Persistence

Primary Investigator: Robert Abramovitch, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, United States, US

Topic: Apply Synthetic Biology to Global Health Challenges

Round: Round 8--May 2012

Phase: Phase 1

Robert Abramovitch of Michigan State University is in the U.S. proposes to use a synthetic biosensor strain and high-throughput screening to discover compounds that inhibit tuberculosis persistence. Study of these compounds may lead to new drugs that limit the establishment of chronic tuberculosis infections.

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