This year the Daniel Bravo Andreu Foundation launched the first call for the Daniel Bravo Projects in paediatric research. The main aim of the call encouraged collaboration between clinical groups (which have direct contact with patients) and basic research groups, focusing on unmet medical needs in children under 16 years old. The call awarded three grants of up to 300,000€ for projects conducted over three years at minimum two different non-profit centres in Catalonia. In this first call, the collaborative research between IC3 (now ISGlobal) and the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, led by researchers Xavier Rodó and Jordi Anton has been awarded.
The project, titled WINDBIOME, aims to discover the etiological agent of Kawasaki disease, to advance understanding of its epidemiology and to create an early warning system to anticipate periods of increased incidence. Let’s get started!