Danish research team wins US biomedical project  

2004.04.28
A research team at the University of Copenhagen has won a DKK 24 million biomedico development project through an international bid by NIH

A research team at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Copenhagen has won a DKK 24 million (USD 3.8 million) biomedico development project through an international tender by the National Institute of Health (NIH) in the US. NIH wants a database developed comprising suitable vaccine candidates for rapid prevention of threatening diseases.

 

Professor Søren Buus at the University's Medical Microbiology and Immunology Department is heading the team which is among the world leaders in discovering how the body recognises e.g. viruses that cause diseases. By determining what parts of proteins from viruses the human body reacts to, it is possible to find out which substances are needed to produce vaccines to prevent diseases caused by the virus.

 

The team plans to build a catalogue of proteins and protein components which within days can identify possible vaccine candidates for the prevention of diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV and malaria, but also towards future threats like SARS and bird flu. The news is reported by the professional journal Ingeniøren (the Engineer) online.

 

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