Pathogen Box Challenge Grant recipient – Dr Lucio Freitas Junior

Dr Lucio Freitas Junior, Instituto Butantan, Brazil

Project name: Identification of starting points for drug discovery and target identification against major neglected diseases

How will this funding will help advance your research?

We feel this grant recognizes the relevance of our work. It will be instrumental in establishing in vitrodrug combination assays to screen the Pathogen Box against several pathogens that cause major neglected diseases – e.g., kinetoplastid parasites, tropical viruses and worms. 

The project also provides a valuable opportunity for students and young scientists from disease-endemic countries to get engaged in an international drug discovery project.

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