FAPESP and MRC selected project on Zika Versão em português

FAPESP and MRC selected project on Zika Investigators from the University of São Paulo and Imperial College London will conduct the research (photo: Wikimedia)

To better understand the nature of the risk posed by the Zika virus, FAPESP and UK Medical Research Council (MRC) launched on February a rapid response funding initiative and now announce the result of the call.

It is critical that robust evidence for the risks associated with Zika transmission and infection are obtained as soon as possible, to ensure that optimal management and prevention measures can be established.

To support the collection of such evidence, the MRC is launching a £1m rapid response initiative, funded by the recently announced Global Challenges Research Fund, for investigators who are ready and able to undertake timely and appropriate studies on the Zika virus and epidemic.

FAPESP will provide support through Regular Grant Awards so the project can provide novel, critical and timely insights into the nature of the risk posed by the Zika virus and/or potential paths for its management or prevention.



João Santana da Silva
Biochemistry and Immunology Department – University of São Paulo

Daniel Martin Altmann
Imperial College London

CD4 T cell immune correlates of Zika virus exposure

FAPESP grant number: 2016/50123-0

More information is available in the call for proposals at:

Page updated on 04/08/2016 - Published on 04/08/2016