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Design of Pathways for Biofabrication of Global Health Drugs

Linda Broadbelt and Keith Tyo of Northwestern University in the U.S. propose to use a computer-aided design (CAD) tool to identify new metabolic mechanisms of action in priority drugs for the developing world. Understanding of these pathways could help optimize methods to produce low-cost versions of these therapeutics in microbes.

More information about Apply Synthetic Biology to Global Health Challenges (Round 7)

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is part of the Grand Challenges partnership network. Visit www.grandchallenges.org to view the map of awarded grants across this network and grant opportunities from partners.