August 29, 1997

University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology

Research councils

Drs R. Walmsley, Fielden and Goddard, Pounds 179,684 from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (monitoring mutagenic and toxic chemicals by fluorescence induction and detection); Dr T. Marrow, Professors R. Young and F. Sale, Pounds 285,718 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (applications high-resolution, low-voltage field emission gun scanning electron microscopy); Professor F. Humphreys, Drs R. Priestner and P. Prangnell, Pounds 365,818 from EPSRC (development and properties of ultra-fine-grains alloys); Professor D. Knights, Pounds 112,615 from the Economic and Social Research Council (implementation of business process re-engineering in financial services).

European funds

Professor P. Loucopoulos, Pounds 280,487 from ESPRIT (study of high performance banking).

King's College London


Professor R. Driver and Dr J. Osborne, Pounds 36,100 from the Nuffield Foundation (contribution towards cost of seminar programme on the future of science education); Professors I. Kennedy and A. Grubb, Pounds 25,197 from the Leverhulme Trust (legal regulation of conduct which risks transmitting HIV); Professor N. Staines, Pounds 119,991 from the Arthritis and Rheumatism Council (modification of SLE by induced mucosal tolerance) and, with Dr B. Sutton, Pounds 84,953 from the Arthritis and Rheumatism Council (pathological role of autoantigens against autoantibody V region epitopes in SLE); Drs I. McFadzean and A. Gibson, Pounds 139,916 from the Wellcome Trust (cellular regulation of non-selective cation current underlying capacitative calcium in non-vascular smooth muscle cells); Professor R. Patient, Pounds 158,317 from the Wellcome Trust (specification of the endoderm in Xenopus and zebrafish: the role of GATA5) and with Professor F. Farzaneh and Drs. J. Pizzey and A. Bomford, Pounds 191,169 from the British Heart Foundation (role and regulation of the transcription factor GATA6 in cardiogenesis); Dr P. Salinas, Pounds 245,508 from the Wellcome Trust (study of the role of dishevelled in maturing neurones); Dr G. Jones, Pounds 44,284 from the Muscular Dystrophy Group (myogenic properties of dermal fibroblasts).

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