Eleven Consortium investigators win funds for new, interdisciplinary cancer research collaborations
Oct. 19, 2009
The Fred Hutchinson/University of Washington Cancer Consortium has announced 11 pilot studies that will be funded at $40,000 each to Consortium investigators. The awards will support cancer-related research in 2009-10.
Stephen Friend heads Sage Bionetworks, a new nonprofit developing an open-access Internet database to share genomic data and disease models across academia and industry
Aug. 31, 2009
| By Brad Broberg
That’s why Friend has left industry to start Sage Bionetworks, a nonprofit institute hoasted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center working to create an open-access Internet database for researchers worldwide to share their genomic data and casual disease models—a public commons of sorts for human biology.
New VIDI investigator tracks down the cells and molecules used by human immune system to battle invasive fungal infections to improve care for immunocompromised patients
Aug. 24, 2009
Dr. Tobias Hohl came to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute in May with a mission: to track down the cells and molecules used by human immune system to battle invasive fungal infections, in an effort to improve care for immunocompromised patients who contract fungal diseases. Hohl's win of a Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Microbiology in July underscores his progress in a challenging field—challenging because, compared to bacterial and viral pathogens, fungal diseases are understudied and difficult to diagnose and treat.