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Harvard University Receives $9.8M NIH Grant

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Thu, Sep 12, 2013

Researchers at Harvard University received a $9.8 million grant from the NIH this year for the New England Regional Center of Excellence in Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research. The project leader is listed as Dr. Dennis Kasper. According to the Harvard University website, Dr. Kasper and his research team are interested in the interactions of microbes, including commensals and pathogens, with the immune system. The NIH RePORTER goes into further detail about the organization receiving NIH funding:

“The New England Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research (NERCE) has become a focal point for research and development in biodefense and emerging infectious diseases, developing novel approaches to treatment and prevention of infections. NERCE has supported and its core labs have been utilized by scientists from academia, the public health sector and the biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industries based in New England and across the country. The center functions as a catalyst for basic, translational and clinical research scientists to conduct research leading to new products directed against infectious disease. NERCE will continue this mission by supporting research addressing three primary themes - "Highly Pathogenic RNA Viruses", "Bacterial Toxins and other Pathogenic Proteins", and "Gram-Negative Bacteria - Pathogenesis and Immunity". The Center will continue its emphasis on "Chemical Biology" and high throughput approaches to experimental discovery.”


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Lab suppliers marketing life science solutions and working to sell lab equipment in Boston will find Harvard University to be a very well-funded market, a fact which NSF and NIH research funding statistics support. In 2012, the NIH awarded Harvard University $392 million in research funding. The funding was distributed among a number of different departments at the university, including anatomy and cell biology, biochemistry, biology, biomedical engineering, biostatistics, internal medicine, microbiology and veterinary sciences. The best funded life science departments were microbiology, immunology and virology, which received collectively 105 awards totaling $65.7 million. For a full list of departments receiving NIH funding organized by department name, total funding awarded and number of awards received, please visit the NIH website

In 2012, the NSF also awarded Harvard University $55.3 million in research funding. The money was distributed among various projects in the life science field. These programs of study included systematics and biodiversity science, molecular biophysics, cellular dynamics and function, evolutionary processes, ecosystem science, bio informatics, population and community ecology, developmental systems, and genetic mechanisms.

Given Harvard University’s latest $9.8 million NIH grant and the latest NIH and NSF funding statistics, lab suppliers working to sell lab equipment and market life science solutions may want to take advantage of the wealth of research funding in this market by attending Boston life science marketing events held at Harvard University.  Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. invites lab suppliers to network with researchers, lab managers and purchasing agents at our Boston BioResearch Product Faire™ Event.

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