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The Inaugural claraT Grant Programme for 2020 is now closed

Almac Group Announces Winners of claraT Grant Programme for Academia

Over $280,000 of gene expression analysis awarded to 10 cancer researchers

Almac Diagnostic Services, a member of the Almac Group, is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural claraT* ‘Grant Programme for Academic Cancer Researchers.’

Almac successful grant recipients- 2020

The 10 successful grant recipients are:


Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Preventive Medicine

  • Wei Zhang, Ph.D., Associate Professor
  • Zhou Zhang, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor

Cancer Research Indication – Glioblastoma


University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

  • Analiz Rodriguez M.D., Ph.D., Director of Neurosurgical Oncology

Almac claraT Grant Programme funding will assist UAMS physician-scientist Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., in identifying more effective therapies for patients whose cancer has spread to their brain.

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Cancer Research Indication – Brain metastases


Idaho State University

  • Jared Barrott, PhD

Cancer Research Indication – Osteosarcoma


GALLY Research Institute – San Antonio

  • Professor and President Gjumrakch Aliev, MD, PhD

Cancer Research Indication – Lung Carcinoma & Sleep Apnea



University of Calgary

Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute

  • Tarek A. Bismar, Professor of Pathology, Oncology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Cancer Research Indication – Prostate Cancer



University Hospital of the Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Austria

EB House Austria, Department of Dermatology and Allergology

  • Assistant Prof. Verena Wally, PhD

Cancer Research Indication – RDEB/SCC


University Hospital of Cologne, Germany

  • Yue Zhao

Cancer Research Indication – Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer


Sapienza University of Rome

  • Antonella Verrienti, PhD

Cancer Research Indication – Thyroid Cancer


Clinica Universidad de Navarra, Spain

  • Mariano Ponz-Sarvisé, MD. PhD, Attending Physician (Primary)

University of Verona, Italy

  • Vincenzo Corbo, PhD, Assistant Professor of Molecular Oncology (Secondary)

(Joint Project)

Cancer Research Indication – Pancreatic Cancer


University of L’Aquila, Itlay

Dept. of Life, Health & Environmental Sciences

  • Prof Annamaria Cimini

Cancer Research Indication – Glioma

Congratulations & next steps

Congratulations to all of the 2020 Almac grant winners!

Almac now look forward to working directly with the ten selected research institutions globally, who will now each have the chance to utilise Almac’s claraT software solution to further their gene expression cancer research projects.

Press release

Read the full press release here.

Next grant application window

Almac Diagnostic Services is currently considering a further ‘claraT Grant Programme for Academic Researchers’ call in 2021. Watch this space for more information of when this call will open.

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