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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Rewards 76 New Ideas to Fight Infectious Disease
Date:10/20/2009

s out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people--especially those with the fewest resources--have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. Learn more at www.gatesfoundation.org.

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Round 3 Winners in Africa

  • Jackie Obey, University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Kenya: 'Malaria diagnosis using iron and plasma'
  • Margaret Njoroge-Mendi, Med Biotech Laboratories, Uganda: 'Maternal Immunization to protect infants against malaria'
  • Dr Sungano Mharakurwa, Malaria Institute at Macha, Zambia: 'Pre-Season Elimination of Malaria Carrier Infections'
  • Peter Lubega Yiga, AdhocWorks CC, South Africa: 'A fermentation-based mosquito-repelling device'

Round 3 Winners in Europe

  • Claudia Pastori, Fondazione S. Raffaele del Monte Tabor, Italy: 'Induction of HIV protective mucosal antibodies'
  • Dr Edward Dolk, Utrecht University, The Netherlands: 'Increased mucosal immunity combined with excretion of HIV'
  • Dr Michael Lebens, University of Gothenburg, Sweden: 'A novel effective vaccine against cholera'
  • Dr Shahid Khan, University of Leiden Medical Centre, The Netherlands: 'Preventing malaria in both host and vector'
  • Dr Annette Habluetzel, University of Camerino, Italy: 'Photocidal porphyrin micro-pellets for larvae control'
  • Dr Matthew Fuchter, Imperial College, London, UK: 'Targeting of the P. falciparum Immune Evasion
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