ICGEB South Africa
South Africa- Switzerland cancer research grant awarded to ICGEB Cape Town
ICGEB Cape Town has received funding from the National Research Foundation, South Africa through the Swiss-South African Joint Research Programme (SSAJRP), Bilateral Agreement.
Dr. Luiz Zerbini, Cancer Genomics Group and Dr. Eduardo Moreno, University of Bern, will lead a research project to understand the mechanism of cell-to-cell communication during cell competition its role in mechanism of cancer initiation and proliferation.
UICC collaboration grant awarded to ICGEB research scientist
Juliano Domiraci Paccez, Postdoc, also of the Cancer Genomics Group, has been awarded a grant by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) through its Global Education and Training Initiative (GETI) to provide leadership in healthcare workforce solutions in order to improve the knowledge base in cancer control and research. The Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial international study grants fund projects that aim to develop cancer research via international collaboration. This project, entitled “The role of microRNAs in the Receptor Tyrosine kinase Axl regulation and activity,” will be performed in partnership with Dr. Towia Libermann, the Director of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Genomics, Proteomics, Bioinformatics and System Biology Center in Boston, USA.
Medical Research Council funds "Immunology of Infectious Diseases Research Unit"
Frank Brombacher, Group Leader and Scientific Coordinator of the Cytokines and Disease Research Group, ICGEB Cape Town, has been awarded funds exceeding 5 million Rand for the next five years for the MRC Research Unit.
The lab has also received a grant for a project on Tuberculosis under the National Bioinformatics Functional Genomics Programme (NBIGG) of the South African National Research Foundation.