May 30, 1997

University of Plymouth. Charities

Dr A. Evenden and Professor M. Depledge, Pounds 71,966 from the Wellcome Trust (development of mRNA differential display as a technique for the screening and isolation of putative biomarker molecules in the detection of pollution-induced resistance in invertebrate populations); Dr R. Handy, Pounds 111,452 from the Wellcome Trust (magnesium transport in the heart).

Research contracts

Professor J. Berry, Pounds 87,000 from Texas Instruments (teachers' teaching technology); Dr A. Chadwick, Pounds 66,600 from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (subcontract from HR Wallingford - shingle beach research); Professor A. Kingsnorth and Mr K. Sargen, Pounds 50,000 from British Biotech (analysis of the screening database of 2,300 patients entered into a phase III study of the efficacy of Lexipafant in acute pancreatitis); Professor S. Rowland, Pounds 50,000 from the Environment Agency Thames Region (potential steroidal oestrogenic compounds in sewage effluent).

Teaching Company Schemes

Ms L. Butel, Drs M. Donkin, D. Price and S. Lane, Pounds 80,120 from the Teaching Company Directorate and Kernock Park Plants; Drs D. Grieve, J. Bennett, Mr T. Paterson and Professor R. Burns, Pounds 80,120 from the TCD and Meddings Machine Tools Ltd.; Messrs P. Nurse, N. Caldwell and J. Pearce and Dr M. Akhter, Pounds 160,240 from the TCD and Western Equipment Development; Ms J. Williams, Dr I. Chaston and Mr J. Pearce, Pounds 80,120 from the TCD and Mantracourt Electronics Ltd; Dr S. Childe, Mr C. Sturley and Professor R. Burns, Pounds 76,880 from TCD and Thermal Engineering and Stoneman Engineering; Drs R. Lowry, M. Polkinghorne and Mr J. Pearce, Pounds 80,120 from TCD and Quasar Microwave Technology; Messrs. M. Stevenson, M. Miles and Professor R. Burns, Pounds 80,120 from TCD and Creative Products Ltd.

Research grants

Drs J. Chudley, D. Grieve and Mr D. Short, Pounds 156,379 from the Marine Technology Directorate of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (plus Pounds 155,900 from Teignbridge Propellers and DRA Haslar) (the design, testing and material selection for a surface piercing propeller drive); Professor W. Clegg, Pounds 143,6 from EPSRC (observation of high frequency magnetodynamics in materials and devices); Professor D. Mapps and Mr P. Robinson, Pounds 73,286 from EPSRC (a new nanoscale position sensing system); Professors L. Ebdon, S. Hill and Dr H. Evans, Pounds 79,000 from EPSRC (fundamental studies to extend capability - inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry); Professor N. James and Dr D. Plane, Pounds 52,636 from EPSRC (crack initiation and growth under asymmetric combined torsion/bending);

Professor D. Mapps and Dr D. Wilton, Pounds 65,973 from EPSRC (computer simulations of spatial noise fields in high-performance thin-film magnetic tape heads); Drs R. Maull, S. Childe and J. Bennett, Pounds 307,977 from EPSRC (methodology for the re-engineering of business processes); Drs G. Pan, W. Clegg and Professor D. Mapps, Pounds 83,244 from EPSRC (a novel submicron trackwidth thin-film magnetic recording head with focused ion beam m/c'd front gap); Dr I. Parmee and Professor M. Denham, Pounds 312,171 from EPSRC and British Aerospace (development of adaptive search techniques and strategies for whole system airframe design); Professor R. Williamson, Pounds 117,260 from the Natural Environment Research Council (diel activity rhythms in cephalopods, development and regulation by environmental cues).

Goldsmiths University of London


Jean Anastacio, Majorie Majo and Michael Keith, will receive Pounds 100,000 from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (for the study of integrated communities and sustainable regeneration).

Buckinghamshire College

Award of Pounds 600,000 from the European Commission for research into forestry, policy and its links with tourism. The college will collaborate with North Karelia Polytechnic, Finland and Estacao Florestal Nacional, Portugal.

University of Wolverhampton

The film studies department within the school of humanities and social sciences has been awarded more than Pounds 250,000 to establish the Light House Media Centre. The money was awarded by the European Regional Development Fund and is matched by private sector investment.

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