In a collaboration between Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) and QGP, an annual grant under the name Pathway Towards Personalised Medicine (PPM) was launched in 2015 to encourage local researchers working on genomics. The large number of high quality proposals submitted in this inaugural year was clear evidence of the success of this initiative. QGP has contributed to the PPM awards both administratively and financially.

This grant will support experts and researchers in genomics and genetics working at research facilities inside Qatar, as well as integrated healthcare programmes, all of which represent fundamental components designed to pave the path toward personalised medicine.

There were 5 PPM award winning proposals for the first cycle, from highly qualified research teams representing different local institutes, which would soon start working on analysing the data coming out of the first 3,000 whole genomes.

For more on PPM, please visit

http://www.qnrf.org/en-us/Funding/Research-Programs/Thematic-Program/PPM