York awarded major funding to tackle global challenges

Posted on 26 July 2017

Researchers from across the University of York have been awarded major grants from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) to tackle some of the most pressing issues around the world – including health care provision in Sub-Saharan Africa, reducing tobacco-related harm in Asia and combating neglected tropical diseases.

Professor Jeremy Mottram, from the University’s Centre for Immunology and Infection, is a co-investigator on a GCRF-funded project looking at combating Leishmaniasis and Chagas disease.

The £6.5m project will develop new scientific ideas, expertise and insight in drug discovery from scientists in the UK and from South America and Asia where these diseases are endemic.

York is a leading UK centre for internationally-leading research on Leishmaniasis, a globally occurring neglected tropical disease spread by sand flies.

For more on this story see the Unversity Press Release