University of Michigan — COVID-19 Protein Production (Aubree Gordon)

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Organization Name 
Award Date 
4/2020
Grant Amount 
$348,000
Purpose 
To support the production of antigenic proteins from the COVID-19 virus for use in serological tests, led by Professor Aubree Gordon.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant Investigators: Chris Somerville and Heather Youngs

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $348,000 to the University of Michigan to support the production of antigenic proteins from the COVID-19 virus for use in serological tests, led by Professor Aubree Gordon. This funding is intended to support protein production, strain optimization, serological test validation, and the shipment of proteins to other laboratories in the United States and abroad for use in serological tests. The tests could expedite the selection of plasma from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 for use in treatments against the virus.

This falls within our work on scientific research, specifically within our interest in science supporting biosecurity and pandemic preparedness.