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A Probiotic-Based Oral Synthetic Vaccine Delivery System

Daniel González of the University of Texas at San Antonio in the U.S. will work to engineer a probiotic yeast into a strain that can deliver antigens directly to the intestinal mucosal immune system. This yeast strain could be developed into an oral vaccine delivery vehicle that can accommodate a wide variety vaccine candidates.

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.