iGEM — Support for Team ABSI_Kenya's Project

Organization:
International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation
Award Date:
05/2021
Amount:
$8,500
Purpose:
To cover the registration fees for Africa Biosynthetic Solutions and Innovations, Kenya (Team ABSI_Kenya), to participate in the iGEM Synthetic Biology competition.

Open Philanthropy recommended two grants totaling $8,500 to the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation to cover the registration fees for Africa Biosynthetic Solutions and Innovations, Kenya (Team ABSI_Kenya), to participate in the iGEM Synthetic Biology competition, which Open Philanthropy has previously funded. Team ABSI_Kenya is a team of young Kenyan scientists from various disciplines who are working to develop a biosensor and filter to detect and remove microbial and chemical contaminants in drinking water in low-resource settings.

This falls within Open Philanthropy's work on scientific research, specifically within its interest in advancing human health and wellbeing.

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