£600K grant for congenital heart disease research

An early, success of the year-old DGEMBE genomic medicine collaboration, between Manchester and Cape Town universities, is the award of a £600K grant for combined work on congenital heart disease.

DGEMBE’s (Developing GEnomic Medicine BEtween Africa and the UK) principal aim is to develop a partnership between the two universities in rare disease research.

Leading the three-year initiative for The University of Manchester (UoM) are Professor Bernard Keavney, BHF Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Academic Lead for MAHSC Cardiovascular Domain, and Professor Graeme Black, Director of the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine.

Read more about the collaboration between Manchester and Cape Town universities on the MAHSC website.