February 14, 1997

Queen's University, Belfast Research contracts Professor F. Keenan, CAST-UKEA (analysis of U-V data from laboratory plasmas); Dr G. McNally, Pounds 198,256 from IRT Unit of Department of Economic Development (low-cost, low-permeation automotive fuel lines);

Professor R. Crawford, Pounds 23,500 from Wedco UK (studentship); Dr R. Douglas, Pounds 29,375 from Ricardo Engineering Ltd (development of the Ricardo low emissions 2-stroke engine); Professor J. McElnay, Pounds 57,800 from Northern Pharmacies (improving the well-being of elderly patients); Professor W. Swindall, Pounds 1,056,365 from International Fund for Ireland (interdisciplinary outreach technical assistance programme to facilitate technology transfer of Questor Research to SMEs); Professor H. Gamble, Pounds 117,416 from IRT Unit of DED (science and technology project); Dr R. Atkinson, Pounds 182,585 from IRT Unit of the DED (science and technology project) and Pounds 41,838 from Seagate (science and technology project);

Dr I. Heaney, Pounds 56,000 from DoE (development of towed phytoplankton sampling systems for time series monitoring in the Irish sea); Dr H. Ball, Pounds 82,384 from DoH, London (development of monoclonal antibody based sandwich ELISA(s) for rapid detection of vercytotoxin producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) strains); Professor R. Seddon, Pounds 77,125 from British Nuclear Fuels (ionlic liquids as solvents); Dr J. Yarnell, Pounds 122,976 from MAFF (oxidised LDL in relation to consumption of vitamin antioxidants and types of fatty acids in a young population); Dr A. Gallagher, Pounds 28,000 from NI Economic Research Council (educational achievement in NI) and Pounds 70,100 from DENI (Warrington project); Professor R. Lynden-Bell, Pounds 58,000 from International Fund for Ireland (centre for colloid sciences); Professor F. Keenan, Pounds 29,304 from UK Atomic Energy Authority (Culham agreement); Professor J. Earnshaw, Pounds 222,000 from International Fund for Ireland (centre for colloid sciences); Drs S. Heaney and G. Kennedy, Pounds 49,000 from Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland (fisheries and substrates survey of drained/refurbished and control /untouched sites on the River Bush); Dr R. Gowen, Pounds 63,000 from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (joint nutrient study phase II);

Dr S. Mayne, Pounds 41,100 from Dalgety (studentship: investigation of factors influencing milk production responses of high genetic merit dairy cows to concentrate supplementation at pasture); Dr S. Neill, Pounds 20,000 from Forbairt, Republic of Ireland (fellowship: development of a PCR-based method for the rapid typing of M.bovis isolates, etc.); Professor J. Hendry, Pounds 100,000 from DoE NI (role of area plans within the planning system); Dr B. Walker, Pounds 40,100 from Monsanto (synthesis of formylphosphonates and related compounds); Dr A. Passmore, Pounds 30,500 from DHSS, CRAAC (fellowship: investigation of genetic risk factors in Alzheimer's disease patients in Northern Ireland); Professor P. Lamey, Pounds 162,506 from Glaxo-Wellcome (study to evaluate the activity of Zovirex) and Pounds 29,973 from Unilever (application of infrared thermography to the study of thirst); Dr C. Tindall, Pounds 378,556 from IRTU RTD:Start (design, control and operation of embedded generation systems) and Pounds 249,8 from IRTU RTD:Start (plant and expertise modelling for quality control); Dr G. Dodds, Pounds 197,417 from IRTU RTD Networking Programme (highly interactive CAD/CAM tools for competitive maintenance, training and concurrent engineering); Professor W. Murphy, Pounds 78,000 from DENI (universities' marketing project) and Pounds 1,482,469 from IRTU RTD Networking Programme (polymer processing research centre);

Dr D. Artt, Pounds 30,000 from Howden Aircontrol Ltd (development of air cycle cooling systems); Professor R. Crawford and Dr C. Armstrong, Pounds 304,057 from IRTU Networking Programme (computer-aided design of preforms for injection blow moulded plastic containers); Professor A. Woolfson, Pounds 301,977 from IRTU RTD Networking Programme (design control and operation of embedded generation systems); Dr C. McGuinness, Pounds 51,372 from NI Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (activating children's thinking skills); Dr J. Jamison, Pounds 57,700 from Northern Health and Social Services Board, Western HSSB, Southern HSSB, Eastern HSSB (health and health-care research unit, deputy director post) and Pounds 41,450 from Management Executive, Financial Management Directorate, Health and Personal Social Services NI (resource allocation for acute programme of care); Mr S.Thompson, Pounds 40,000 from DENI (technology and learning programme); to be continued

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