Pathogen Box Challenge Grant recipient – Dr Floriano Paes Silva Junior

Dr Floriano Paes Silva Junior, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, FIOCRUZ, Brazil

Project name: Screening of the MMV Pathogen Box on Schistosoma mansoni using automated whole-organism phenotypic assays

How will this funding will help advance your research? 

With this grant we hope to continue improving our automated drug screening platform to identify compounds against helminth parasites. In addition, thanks to MMV’s support, we will be able to not only identify these new schistosomal compounds but also develop them into new drug candidates.

Through receipt of this grant, we feel that our group is on the right track in terms of drug discovery and development in Brazil.

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