FARF Tank

FARF Tank FARF Tank contestants, judges, and staff at the 2018 Scientific Symposium

What is FARF Tank?

An exciting opportunity offered by FARF to allow up and coming researchers an opportunity to pitch their innovative ideas to the Fanconi anemia scientific community and win a $10,000 grant.

The first FARF Tank took place at the 2018 Scientific Symposium in Newport Beach, CA in September 2018. Ten contestants had only five minutes each to pitch their ideas to nearly 400 audience members and our panel of judges. At the end, the audience voted for the project they thought most deserved the $10,000 grant. The judges also chose a winner.

2018 Winners​

People’s Choice Winner: Allison Bartlett for “Serotonin - A Novel Target in FA”

Judges’ Choice Winner: Lianne Vriend for “Addition of mild hyperthermia to improve treatment of FA/BRCA pathway deficient head and neck cancer in Fanconi anemia patients

​Watch the winning videos