Indian-origin scientist bags $1.7 m research grant for finding COVID-19 treatment
SBS, Other, 21/07/2021, Natasha Kaul
Prof S S Vasan has been working at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) high-security facility in Geelong since 2019. The project leader of the Dangerous Pathogens Team, he and his team have worked on three vaccine candidates, including AstraZeneca, to successfully reach the human trial stage. This month, he has won a grant of $1 million from Australia’s Medical Research Future Fund with an additional $7,00,000 from CSIRO to help his team identify approved drug candidates to be fast-tracked in the second and third phase of human trials within a year.