Srinivas Mettu awarded Gates Foundation Grant to develop gut-like bioreactor
A Global Grand Challenges grant has been awarded to the University of Melbourne and the City University of Hong Kong to develop a new, low-cost bioreactor system.
Srinivas Mettu from the School of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne and Carol Sze Ki Lin of the City University of Hong Kong will develop a system to mimic the human gut and facilitate simultaneous growth of multiple bacterial strains with diverse growth requirements.
The funds were awarded in Round 22 of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Grand Challenges, which sought "New Approaches for Manufacturing Gut Microbial Biotherapeutics".
Read more on the Global Grand Challenges website.