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Kansas State University — Fungal Genetics Stock Center

Award Date 
7/2021
Grant Amount 
$50,000
Purpose 
To support research in order to better understand how to prevent fungal infections.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant Investigators: Chris Somerville and Heather Youngs

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigators. Kansas State University staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $50,000 to Kansas State University to support the Fungal Genetics Stock Center. This funding is intended to support research on the biological mechanisms of filamentous fungi in order to better understand how to prevent fungal infections, which cause approximately 1.6 million deaths each year.

This falls within our work on scientific research, specifically within our interest in advancing human health and wellbeing.