DRWF Podcast: DRWF-funded researchers involved in Grand Challenge project
Pictures: Dr Victoria Salem and Dr James Cantley.
The project was funded by a £5 million donation from the Steve Morgan Foundation as part of the Our Lives, Our Choices, Our Voices programme aimed at improving the lives of young people aged between 11-25 with type 1 diabetes.
Dr James Cantley was awarded a DRWF Pump Priming grant in 2019 to investigate the role of Viperin in beta cells as a mechanistic link between enteroviral infection and the development of type 1 diabetes, and is a new member of the Diabetes Wellness Sverige (DWS) Research Advisory Board
Dr Sarah Richardson was awarded a DRWF Non-Clinical Fellowship award in 2010 for her study on Enteroviral infection as a causative factor in human type 1 diabetes.
Dr Vicky Salem joined the DRWF Research Advisory Board in 2021.
Dr Salem said: “I was truly honoured to be invited to join the DRWF advisory board. The board represents the best diabetes researchers from across the UK. They all share the passion and values that make DRWF a really wonderful organisation - one which has patients with diabetes at its heart and is suffused with a culture of kindness and research excellence.”
Around a fifth of the 300,000 people in the UK with type 1 diabetes are aged 25 and under, with many feeling the condition is holding them back and adding to their isolation.
Read more about the research award and projects: DRWF Research: Researchers awarded part of £5 million towards a cure for type 1 diabetes
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