UCT receives funding for medical research
UCT receives funding from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for research to map all cells in a human body.
Professor Musa Mhlanga at the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Institute for Infectious Disease & Molecular Medicine (IDM) is among 38 recipients being recommended for funding by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative as part of its Human Cell Atlas project. The funding is being made possible in part by a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative donor advised fund, an advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Dr Mhlanga’s co-principal investigator in the grant is Dr Macha Nikolski of the University of Bordeaux.
Of the grantees, nine – including the Mhlanga Lab – are outside the US. Mhlanga says he hopes to harness the opportunity to extend South Africa's involvement in collaborative, world-leading research.
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