GOSH and UCL Institute of Child Health

Funding requirement: c. £150,000 – £200,000
Partially funded

The Chloe Mansfield Fund is currently in dialogue with the Respiratory Team at GOSH and the Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Team at the UCL Institute of Child Health, to devise a research project that will contribute towards finding ways of creating a tissue-engineered lung. This is incredibly exciting and at the very cutting edge of medicine. 

Imagine what this could mean for children, like Chloe, for whom organ transplantation is simply not a viable option. It will give these children a chance of life, it will avoid the need for finding an appropriate donor (extremely difficult for babies), and following transplantation, it will protect these children from a life of repeat transplantation surgery and anti-rejection medication.

The research project is likely to be 2-3 years long, and will be structured to count towards a PhD qualification. The cost will be dependent on the precise syllabus of the project, which will be well-defined to ensure it is relevant to Chloe, and to the end goal of creating an engineered lung.

We envisage the cost of this project to be between £150,000-£200,000 and the project is currently partially funded.