David S. Roos, PhD, coordinates $1.7 Million Gates Foundation Grant to Enhance Global Understanding of Parasitic Genomes

March 31, 2009

The University of Pennsylvania Almanac

The University of Pennsylvania has received a $1.7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help researchers share data and develop tools to fight globally neglected diseases.

The project will be coordinated by Dr. David S. Roos, the E. Otis Kendall Professor of Biology at Penn, along with Dr. Christian Stoeckert in the department of genetics and colleagues from the University of Georgia and the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute. A parallel award from the Wellcome Trust will be overseen by investigators at the Sanger Institute, Cambridge University and the University of York, along with Dr. Roos... Read More