In June, a protocol of collaboration was established between the CBMR (University of Algarve) and the University of Leicester (UoL, United Kingdom). The members of this collaboration are the researchers Karl Magnus-Petersson, Inês Araújo and Vitor Fernandes, from UAlg, and Martha Clokie and Nathan Brown, from UoL. The project, in the biomedical research area, titled “Evaluation of eradication of Shigellosis by the Treatment with Bacteriophages in Mus Musculus“, results from a grant awarded to Martha Clokie and Nathan Brown, by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and will be developed, in part, at the University of Algarve, by the CBMR members mentioned above. The main goal of this project is to evaluate the therapeutic potential of bacteriophages against Shigellosis, a burden that affects thousands of children in developing countries.
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