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June 18th, 2020

The Blavatnik Family Foundation is supporting the fight against COVID-19 locally, nationally and around the world. [...]


January 14th, 2021

Stanford Medicine’s Biomedical Innovation Initiative is built on it and for five outstanding fellows each year since 2016, the Blavatnik Family Foundation has provided a remarkable degree of academic and financial freedom. The Blavatnik Fellows are pursuing exciting avenues of research in areas that vary from cancer immunotherapy to neuroscience to prenatal health. By offering both fellowships and generous research stipends, Blavatnik funding has removed the often-onerous constraints of more restrictive funding sources. [...]


January 6th, 2021

Themis Prodromakis, Professor of Nanotechnology at the University of Southampton, has received prestigious recognition from the 2021 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the UK. Professor Prodromakis, Director of the Centre for Electronics Frontiers in the University’s Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics has been selected as a Finalist in the category of ‘Physical Sciences and Engineering’ and will receive £23,000. This award recognises his contributions in devising new computer hardware to support the rapidly increasing computational demands of AI applications. [...]


January 4th, 2021

2016 Blavatnik National Awards Life Sciences Finalist, Dr. Leor S. Weinberger, gives a TED talk on changing the way vaccines operate. The Gladstone Institute/UCSF virologist breaks down how "hijacker therapy" can revolutionize vaccines. [...]