The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Biological Technologies Office will host a Proposer’s Day for the Technologies for Host Resilience (THoR) program on April 27, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.
The THoR program is seeking novel methods and technologies to discover and understand responses in hosts that are resilient when exposed to infectious diseases. Specifically, DARPA aims to discover the fundamental biological relationships that underlie host tolerance to infection in animal populations in order to provide the foundational knowledge required to develop interventions for potential transition into clinical use.
This program is organized into three Technical Areas:
- Identification and characterization of animal hosts with tolerant phenotypes
- Discovery of biological mechanisms that underlie tolerance
- Identification of interventions that utilize tolerance mechanisms with the goal of reducing morbidity and mortality due to infection
The Proposers’ Day will introduce THoR program vision and goals; facilitate interaction between investigators that may have capabilities to develop elements of interest and relevance to THoR goals; and encourage and promote teaming arrangements among organizations that have the relevant expertise and capabilities.
Advance registration is required.