Professor Joseph Borg from the University of Malta and President for the Malta Association of Biomedical Scientists (MABS) together with six members of the executive committee were present for an award ceremony on campus.
The donation was granted to the professional association by two NGOs - The Marigold Foundation and The National Alliance for Rare Diseases Support Malta in order to incentivise research on an often misdiagnosed disease - Myelodysplastic syndrome also known as MDS.
MABS brings together academics from the University, biomedical scientists from the private sector and from the medical healthcare sector, including the pathology laboratories at Mater Dei Hospital.
The project will support and enable new and excellent research that is deemed to have an impact on finding solutions to one of the rare blood disorder's biggest challenges.
As a priority, the funds will be used to empower some of Malta's most brilliant young biomedical scientists to realise ground-breaking ideas of how to address fundamental research using any aspect of modern biomedical tools and molecular methods available.
In MABS's unparalleled multidisciplinary and collaborative research environment and culture, bright young minds will come up with novel solutions and much needed breakthroughs to push further next frontier research.