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June 18th, 2020

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

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February 3rd, 2023

Katie Doores, winner of the 2023 UK Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists and its accompanying £100 000 in unrestricted funds, discusses her research on viruses that pass from animals to humans—and preparing for the next pandemic. “In my lab we study different emerging pathogens, particularly viruses that pass from animals to humans. Because the human population potentially is naive to these viruses, they can spread and cause pandemics. What we’re trying to understand is how the interaction between our immune system and viruses leads to production of immunity. [...]

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January 31st, 2023

Four Harvard Medical School researchers have been elected by their peers as 2022 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for their contributions to medical sciences. They are among the more than 500 scientists, engineers, and innovators around the world and across scientific disciplines who are being recognized for their scientific and socially notable achievements during the past year. The 2022 AAAS fellows from HMS are:  Stephen Buratowski, HMS professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology in the Blavatnik Institute at HMS, for his research into the mechanisms of eukaryotic gene expression. [...]

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January 25th, 2023

Sir Paul McCartney’s artistic talents are finally being brought out from the shadow cast by his late wife and children. His photographic skills have emerged in a series of unseen photographs he took in the early 1960s when The Beatles were on the verge of exploding onto the international scene. The musician approached the National Portrait Gallery in 2020 having discovered in his archive the batch of photographs he took in 1963 and 1964. They will be displayed for the first time in one of the first exhibitions due to be held at the gallery when it reopens this June after a three-year renovation. Cullinan said there would be 20 percent more public space and that while the “best known and much-loved portraits” would remain on display, there would be a “greater variety and richness in what we show and how we show”. It has secured the support of a number of new donors including Sir Leonard Blavatnik, the Ukrainian-born businessman who is one of the wealthiest people in the world and who has donated tens of millions of pounds to British cultural institutions in the past decade.  [...]

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