University of Southern California — Syphilis Genome Sequencing

University of Southern California
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To support scientific activities to understand syphilis in Southern Africa.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $90,000 to the University of Southern California to support work led by Dr. Jeffrey Klausner on genome sequencing for clinical syphilis in southern Africa, in collaboration with the Foundation for Professional Development Fund and the Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute.

This research will help inform efforts to develop a vaccine against syphilis. This is one of three grants we are making to support this collaboration.

This falls within Open Philanthropy’s focus area of scientific research, specifically within its interest in advancing human health and wellbeing.

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