Funding Overview

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Who funds our research?

The UK CF Gene Therapy Consortium receives funds from a number of bodies. Our current funders include:

We are grateful to all our funders whether large or small. Our work would not be possible without your assistance.

 

What does the funding go towards? 

The core cost of running the GTC cannot be covered by individual project grants; however we are fortunate to be the recipients of donations that enable us to cover these much needed items

Below are some of the items that these donations go towards, as well as items that we are currently fund raising for.

Salary for staff members

The GTC could not run without its dedicated laboratory managers and administrators. These key people ensure our laboratories maintain health and safety standards, are finances appropriately and stocked with essential items. A laboratory manager typically costs £50,000/year.

Laboratory running costs

Each of our three laboratories cost ~£15,000/year to run. This cost includes basic items such as stationary and laboratory plasticware (tubes and bottles), as well as maintaining vital pieces of equipment such as a dedicated autoclave for virus production work.

Conference attendance for key researchers

It costs ~£2,000 to send a member of staff to conferences related to the work we do. Conferences provide us with a platform to both disseminate our own research, whilst learning about advances in the field that we can apply ourselves. Conferences also provide a good opportunity for networking and instigating new collaborations that will benefit our work.


Friday, October 14th 2016

 

Mouse lung large airway (cell nuclei blue) transduced with an adenoviral vector (green).

 

E.coli from a large scale industrial production of our clinical trial plasmid pGM169.

 

Schematic diagram of the large human airways.