The LEO Foundation Award 2013 – Silver Award
Grantee: Dr. Muzlifah Haniffa
Amount: DKK 500,000
Grant category: LEO Foundation Awards
Geography: United Kingdom
Presented to Muzlifah Haniffa, Wellcome Trust Clinical Intermediate Fellow in Dermatology at the Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, UK.
Dr. Haniffa’s research focuses on dendritic cells; a type of white blood cells also present in the skin that are important in regulating immune responses against microorganisms, cancer and tolerance to self-proteins. Her research has the potential to lead to enhanced vaccination strategies against cancer, such as melanoma, and infections.