Microbubbles, a cancer cell shape sorter, and artificial intelligence

In the summer of 2015, we launched a new funding scheme called the Pioneer Award, to support innovative science. We’re encouraging researchers to think big – the sky is the limit – and bring with them new ideas that could be game-changing for cancer research. To quickly recap on how this new scheme works, it’s a ‘Dragon’s Den’-like way of funding research: applications are judged anonymously, and short-listed researchers are given five minutes to pitch their ideas to a panel of experts. There’s a pot of up to £200,000 to those who succeed. Back in December, we unveiled the first round of successful projects, and now we have the next batch of bright ideas. Project 1: Sending cancer-driving molecules to the rubbish tip Dr Laura Itzhaki Many molecules known to…


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