The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation last week announced that it had awarded $287 million to 16 multi-institutional teams with the goal of developing a vaccine for HIV in five years.
 
While the majority of the awards support wetlab-based research, one of the collaborative teams, led by Leo Stamatatos of the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, was awarded $19.4 million to apply computational methods to the problem of HIV vaccine design.
 

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