University of Utah — Henipavirus Antivirals

Organization:
University of Utah
Award Date:
10/2022
Amount:
$385,000
Purpose:
To support search on developing D-peptide antivirals against henipaviruses.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $385,000 over 18 months to the University of Utah to support research led by Michael Kay and Debbie Eckert on developing D-peptide antivirals against henipaviruses that have pandemic potential, such as Hendra and Nipah virus.

This grant was funded via Open Philanthropy’s request for proposals through the Pandemic Antiviral Discovery Initiative.

This falls within Open Philanthropy’s focus area of scientific research, specifically within its interest in science supporting biosecurity and pandemic preparedness.

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