Published: 21-10-2014 14:14 | Updated: 21-10-2014 14:14

$14.7 million grant to research collaboration with professor Broliden

Kristina Broliden, professor och överläkare på institutionen för medicin, Solna och Adam Burgener, adjunct professor, University of Manitoba, Canada, samt gästforskare på institutionen för medicin, Solna. Foto: Ulf Sirborn.

Professor Kristina Broliden and Visiting Scientist Adam Burgener at the Department of Medicine Solna and the Center for Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, have received a 5-year research subaward grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the project “Griffithsin-based rectal microbicides for prevention of viral entry”.

The U19 grant from NIH, lead by Professor Kenneth Palmer of the University of Louisville, KY, USA, is an integrated pre-clinical/clinical program to evaluate a new gel-based microbicide for the prevention of HIV infection. Kristina Broliden’s research group has for several years focused on exploring HIV-host interactions at the molecular level in the human female genital tract.