A Community Research Resource: Characterization of the Resident Ocular Microbiome. (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

US Dept. of Health & Human Services: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Deadline: Jul 6, 2022

Grant amount: Up to US $5,000,000

Fields of work: Microbiomes Eye Diseases & Disorders

Applicant type: Government Entity, Indigenous Group, Nonprofit, For-Profit Business

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Overview:

The overall purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite applicants from multidisciplinary research teams to develop a community-based resource of microbial data associated with the resident ocular microbiome of healthy individuals. Interests also exist in identifying factors microbial communities elaborate that impact human physiology. This announcement will support research projects designed to: delineate and characterize core ocular microbial constituents in the front of the eye; understand their immune and neuro interactions and contributions to the maintenance of homeostasis; and integrate microbiome, omics, and clinical data to determine profiles that promote health of the ocular surface. The front of the eye or anterior segment includes the ocular surface, cornea, iris, ciliary body, conjunctiva, lens, eyelids and periocular skin.

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