This grant was established in 2021.
Research Grants Supported
Rodrigo Morales, PhD, 2022
University of Texas
"Development of a high throughput system for screening anti-prion molecules"
Joaquín Castilla, PhD, 2022
Basque Foundation for Science, Bilbao, Spain
"Development and characterization of the fastest animal model able to propagate GSS prions faithfully"
Stephanie Booth, PhD, 2021
Public Health Agency of Canada and University of Manitoba
"Detection and characterization of rare strains of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease using a suite of novel biological and biochemical tools"
Franc Llorens, PhD and Inga Zerr, MD, 2021
The Network Center for Biomedical Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIBERNED), Spain and German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases
"Implementation of a blood-based biomarker test for sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob in clinical practice"
Jason Thomas Duskey and Barbara Ruozi, PhD, 2021
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
"Optimization of nanoparticle-mediated brain delivery of a tetracationic porphyrin with potent anti-prion activities"
Holger Wille, PhD, 2021
University of Alberta, Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases
"Evaluating passive immunotherapy in prion-infected transgenic mice expressing human PrP"
Simon Mead, PhD, 2021
University College London (UCL) Institute of Prion Diseases
"Genome-wide association study (GWAS) of age at clinical onset in inherited prion disease (genetic CJD)"