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Open Philanthropy Project awards $11M to protein designers for universal flu vaccine [via Geekwire]

The University of Washington’s Institute for Protein Design has won an $11.3 million grant from the Open Philanthropy Project to cook up a public health breakthrough: a universal flu vaccine.

“About $5.6 million of the Open Philanthropy Project’s grant will support basic protein research. That part of the grant will go toward developing machine learning techniques to refine Rosetta’s protein-folding algorithms — and help the institute fine-tune the system for community sharing through the Rosetta Commons, a collaboration of more than 150 developers from 23 universities and labs.”

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