Chemistry department receives funding from CRDF Global

An award from CRDF Global and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine funded a project led by international researchers from the United States and Ukraine. The research team has developed new types of high-performance fluorescence probes for nondestructive 3D bioimaging.

Photo courtesy of Dr. Kevin Belfield.

Dr. Kevin Belfield, the chair of the chemistry department, is the U.S. principal investigator. He told CRDF that its award was critical and timely.

“Few sources of funding exist to bring together researchers from the U.S. and Ukraine,” Belfield told CRDF.

Belfield’s team worked with researchers from the Institute of Physics of the National Academy of Sciences, Kyiv, Ukraine, led by Dr. Mykhailo V. Bondar.

“The U.S. researchers and students have benefited immeasurably by the complementary expertise provided by the scientists from Ukraine and vice versa,” Belfield told CRDF.

CRDF Global is an independent nonprofit organization authorized by the U.S. Congress and established in 1995 by the National Science Foundation. The organization promotes international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources and training.

Read more about the award here.

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