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Thursday, 29 February 2024

SANTHE TB Researcher wins UK award for further skills training

The Medical Research Foundation – a UK-based organisation that independently funds and supports promising human health related research in resource-limited settings has awarded SANTHE Path-to-Independence Awardee, Robert Krause, £5,000 for a skills, training, and development award. Krause is based at the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) in Durban South Africa. He will use his award for skills training at the Elkington Lab at the University of Southampton on a single cell RNA sequencing approach called easySci, which will expand on the potential outputs that can be attained from the 3D TB culture system. This will be invaluable in studying the B cell response to TB infection as a follow-up study from current work. The award will also be used to support attendance at the Keystone international tuberculosis symposium in May this year.

SANTHE is an Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) flagship programme funded by the Science for Africa Foundation through the DELTAS Africa programme; the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Gilead Sciences Inc.; and the Ragon Institute of Mass General, MIT, and Harvard.