Pathogen Box Challenge Grant recipient – Dr Fidelis Cho-Ngwa

2016
Dr Fidelis Cho-Ngwa, University of Buea, Cameroon

Project name: Fishing out quality Onchocercamacrofilaricides from the Pathogen Box, including counter screening of hits against Loa loamicrofilariae

How will this funding will help advance your research? 

Receiving this competitive grant has made us feel that the world is recognizing our work here at the University of Buea, and coming to our assistance to do even better. We are really happy and appreciative of this grant from MMV.

With the grant and Pathogen Box, we hope to identify or repurpose new compounds against the adult worms of Onchocercain vitro and in vivo, for the eventual development of a cure for river blindness.

Read the news story MMV awards seven endemic-region scientists Challenge Grants to ‘exploit the Pathogen Box’.