Drs. Sam Loker & Coen Adema Awarded Grand Challenges Explorations Grants


Posted: Dec 18, 2013 - 12:00pm

The University of New Mexico announced recently that it has two Grand Challenges Explorations winners, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Distinguished Professor Eric Loker, and Associate Professor Coenraad Adema, both from the UNM Department of Biology, will each pursue innovative global health and development research projects. Loker’s study is titled, “Amphistome Flukes to Control Schistosomes in African Snails,” while Adema’s study is titled, “Sentinel System for Detection of Schistosome Transmission.”

Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) funds individuals worldwide to explore ideas that can break the mold in how we solve persistent global health and development challenges.  Loker’s and Adema’s projects are two of more than 80 Grand Challenges Explorations Round 11 grants announced recently by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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