Grant Program

GENEWIZ Week Grant Winners

GENEWIZ Week 2019 1st Place Grant Winner

Sebastian Eves-van den Akker, Ph.D.

Head of Plant-Parasite Interactions Group, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge

Won $10,000 for their project on proof-of-principle gene editing in plant-parasites of global importance.

GENEWIZ Week 2019 2nd Place Grant Winner

Alfonso Jaramillo, Ph.D.

Professor of Synthetic Biology, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick

Won $5,000 for their project on synthetic phage-like antimicrobials by stochastic genome engineering.

GENEWIZ Week 2019 3rd Place Grant Winner

Florence Borot, Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist, Department of Medicine, Columbia University

Won $2,500 for their research on generating safer, more efficient human CAR-transduced NK cells for targeted immunotherapy of lymphoblastic leukemia.

GENEWIZ Week 2019 3rd Place Grant Winner

Karen Berkowitz, MD

Associate Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine

Won $2,500 for their research on identifying novel biomarkers of ovarian reserve cultures.

GENEWIZ Week 2019 4titude Bonus Grant Winner

Benjamin Tully, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California

Won a 4titude bonus prize of $1,000 for their research on how unexpected sources of carbon fixation may redefine marine primary production.

GENEWIZ Week 2019 4titude Bonus Grant Winner

William Ralvenius, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Brain Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Won a 4titude bonus prize of $1,000 for their project on driving Alzheimer’s Disease genes in stem cell-derived brain cells.

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