University of Dundee

Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (CAIR)

Wellcome Trust backs Dundee and GSK in quest to find new drugs for neglected diseases

The University of Dundee has been awarded £7.9 million by the Wellcome Trust for a joint project with GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) to boost efforts to find new drugs to treat some of the world’s most devastating parasitic diseases including visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis, and Chagas’ disease.

These neglected diseases cause substantial suffering and an estimated 60,000 deaths annually world-wide.

£13.6 million award to establish new Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research in SLS

The University of Dundee has been awarded £13.6 million by Wellcome to establish a new research centre to tackle some of the world’s most devastating diseases.

The Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (CAIR) builds on world-leading work at the University’s School of Life Sciences to find new drugs to treat neglected tropical diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and leishmaniasis.

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