Microgrant Fundraiser for Brain Cancer Research

Fundraiser Period: March 17, 2018 – June 2, 2018

Target: $10,000

Process: Whichever project receives more funding will get all funds raised for both projects

Update: Based on the raised funds by the June 2nd, 2018, Dr. Koschmann’s research will receive all raised funds. As we did not meet the goal by the June 2nd, 2018, however, we will extend the fundraiser for two more weeks, ending on June 17, 2018. Thank you for your support.

To learn more about each project, please click the link over the “Microgrant: Dr. ….” instead of “Donate now” button.

Microgrant: Dr. Koschmann


Key points

  • Goal: To measure gene mutations from body fluid for tailored treatment (diagnostics)              
  • Type of brain cancer: diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma
  • Experiments to perform: droplet digital PCR (ultra-sensitive PCR)

Microgrant: Dr. Alghamri


Key points

  • Goal: To train immune cells using gene therapy to specifically kill cancer cells (treatment)
  • Type of brain cancer: lower grade glioma                
  • Experiments to perform: RNA sequencing               

Fundraisers and Projects

Here are a collection of all the fundraisers and projects that we have started over the years. Every year, the high school students of GIDAS vote on diseases of their choice, and set up projects to raise awareness locally, as well as raise funds for microgrants that research the chosen diseases. If you are interested in getting funding for your own research, please visit this link.

Past Year Fundraisers and Projects