Garry Blakely Awarded $100,000 for Novel Oral Vaccine

Bacterial Nano-Particles as Oral Vaccines Against Diarrhoea
Garry Blakely of the University of Edinburgh has been awarded $100,000 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a novel oral vaccination strategy against diarrhoeal diseases which are endemic in the Third World. The project will use a synthetic biology approach, in combination with a bacterium normally found in the human gut, to develop biocompatible delivery vehicles as oral vaccines.

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