Each year, the Jameel Fund provides grants of up to $65,000 to propel short-term, high-impact project that aim to understand, prevent, diagnose and treat coronaviruses and other infectious diseases.
In 2021, the chosen projects included ground-breaking technology that enables rapid and effective RNA testing outside of laboratories, new methods to track variants, research into severe COVID-19 in children, and customisable respiratory protective equipment, highlighting the breadth of innovation happening at Imperial in the face of a global pandemic.
The projects are divided between Imperial College London and King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, with the aim of encouraging international research collaboration in this field.
The project chosen from King Abdulaziz University were:
The projects chosen from Imperial College London were: