Research groups awarded $48M to boost treatments and prevention of infectious diseases

The Seattle Structural Genomics Center for Infectious Disease (SSGCID) announced Monday that it and its sister research group will receive up to $48.4 million in renewed funding from the National Institutes of Health, spread out over the next five years. The two groups research treatments and preventions for deadly diseases, aided with next-generation genomic modeling of the pathogens and their related proteins. SSGCID is a Washington consortium led by  Center for Infectious Disease Research professor Peter Myler. The second group, the Center for Structural Genomics of Infectious Diseases (CSGID), is a consortium of research groups led by Karla Satchell of Northwestern University.