March 28, 1997

University of Glasgow

Research grants

Professor P. Kemp, Pounds 45,000 from the Economic and Social Research Council (additional funding to core grant on urban studies); Dr D. Diver, Pounds 86,483 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (intelligent parallel algorithms in applied plasma science).

European funds

Dr N. McKeganey and Mr G. Hay, Ecu124,250 from Europe Drug Monitoring Agency (pilot studies of drug misuse prevalence).

University of Westminster

Research contracts

Dr K. Madani, Pounds 41,800 from GEC Plessey Semiconductor Ltd (development of a microwave car alarm with improved false alarm rate); Dr L. Clarke, Pounds 24,000 from IPRA Ltd (Construction Industry Board: a strategic review of construction skills training); Professor M. Browne, Pounds 60,629 from ETSU, the UK Atomic Energy Authority (addition of a transport module); N. York, Pounds 30,000 from HMV Group Ltd (HMV music industry resource centre).

University of Wales College of Medicine


Dr A. Phillips, Pounds 99,830 from the British Diabetic Association (study of the role of glucose in modulating transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-B1) synthesis by renal proximal tubular cells).

Research contracts

Professors P. Harper, R. Mansel and Dr E. Roberts, Pounds 66,000 from the NHS Research & Development, Wales, (specialist genetic assessment service for familial breast cancer in Wales); Professor C. Wiles and Drs T. Hughes and N. Hinds, Pounds 67,152 from Proctor & Gamble (two-year study of Lignocaine safety-in-use); Professor C. Roberts, Pounds 34,000 from the Welsh Office (comparative study of human resource capacity, workload and expenditure configuration of NHS clinical directorates); Messrs J. Knox and C. Danias, Professor M. Jones and Dr J. Middleton, Pounds 48,386 from Welsh Office (study of evaluation of orthodontic attachment and alignment employing finite element method of stress analysis); Drs S. Whatley, A. Roberts and Professor G. Elder, Pounds 50,384 from Welsh Office (study of the role of molecular pathology of variegate porphyria).

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