Grants

November 25, 1994

continued from last week UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

Dr J. Littlechild, Pounds 150,844 from BBSRC (lipase enzyme structure/function relationships and their applications in biotransformation reactions - ROPA scheme); and Pounds 189,544 from EPSRC (determination of the structure of transketolase of E.coli); Dr M. Macnair, Pounds 116,775 from the National Environmental Research Council (the role of differential divalent cation transport in the mechanisms of heavy metal tolerance in mimulus guttatus); Professor D. Owens and Dr S. Townley, Pounds 148,796 from EPSRC (control and systems theory in the synthesis and analysis of intelligent dynamic networks);

Drs K. Orrell and A. Osborne, Pounds 115,573 from EPSRC (investigations of novel fluxionality in transition metal-nitrogen ligand complexes by NMR techniques); Dr K. Orrell and Professors E. Abel and S. Roberts, Pounds 150,000 from EPSRC (multilinear NMR studies in inorganic, organometallic, bioorganic and physical-organic chemistry); Professor R. Pine and Dr N. Powell, Pounds 67,931 from EPSRC and Soil Mechanics Ltd (teaching company programme on probabilistic risk assessment in rock and soil slope stability and Pounds 117,847 from EPSRC (a systematic approach to gemomechanical risk assessment in engineered underground excavations - ROPA scheme);

Dr A. Plaut, Pounds 176,937 from EPSRC (high magnetic field optical studies of electron systems confined to two or fewer dimentions); Dr B. Ridge, Pounds 88,320 from EPSRC (synthesis of cyclic-metallo-peptides related to the copper zinc centre of superoxide dismutase); Professor S. Roberts, Pounds 141,440 from BBSRC (a search for non-enzymic biocatalysis - ROPA scheme; Dr D. Rosseinksy, Pounds 69,312 from EPSRC (the electronic spectra of HTSC superconductors);

Professor J. Sambles and Dr G. Bradberry, Pounds 73,552 from EPSRC (very fast liquid crystal electron-optic switching by optical enhancement); Dr A. Savchenko, Pounds 182,381 from EPSRC (quantum interference and mesoscopic effects in semi-conductor micro-structures); Dr A. Slater, Pounds 99,870 from Economics and Social Research Council (the organisation of visual perception in early infancy); Dr I. Summers, Pounds 66,762 from EPSRC (tactile perception and the optimisation of information transfer through the skin); Dr N. Turner, Pounds 102,348 from BBSRC (development of novel reduction systems using whole cell biocatalysts - ROPA scheme) and Pounds 52,086 from the EPSRC for a teaching company with Salford Ultrafine Chemicals; Professor D. Walling, Dr I. Foster (University of Coventry) and Mr G. Leeks (Institute of Hydrology), Pounds 9,336 from NERC (suspended sediment sources, sediment delivery and longer-term sediment response within the RACS river basins); Professor R. Williams, Pounds 53,550 from EPSRC (visualisation of stirred mixing processes), Pounds 118,182 from EPSRC (controlled production of emulsions using a crossflow membrance) and Pounds 91,000 from EPSRC (impedance spectroscopic imaging of suspensions for improved design and monitoring of separation processes); Professor R. Williams, Drs S. Luke and F. Dickin (UMIST), Pounds 73,961 from EPSRC (microelectric resistance imaging of flowing colloidal dispersions); Professor D. Woollons, Pounds 96,234 from EPSRC (automated failure modes and effects analysis for aerospace applications of electro-hydraulic systems).

European funds Professor J. Andersons, ECU 78,700 (mechanisms of nutrient turnover - Phase III); R. Delve, ECU 233,000 from the EC Tempus programme for a Joint European Project; S. Mills and R. Hill, ECU 320,000 from the EC (determining European standards for the safe and effective use of phytomedicines); Professor D. Owens, ECU 426,000 from the European Coal and Steel Community (optimised control of coal-fired burners); Professor S. Roberts, ECU 90,220 from the EC Human Capital and Mobility Programme (Biooxygenations: mechanism and application of the transfer of oxygen by biological systems); Professor J. Sambles, ECU 55,000 from the European Commission Human Capital and Mobility programme (ferro-electric liquid crystals for displays and optical devices); Dr R. Slade, ECU 206,000 from the European Commission Brite EuRam programme (chemical tuning of properties of porous and cross linked oxido-pillared layer-structured materials) and ECU 180,000 (synthesis and characterisation of novel solid state protonic conductors for use in sensors and fuel cells operating and medium temperatures); Dr S. Townley, ECU 54,100 from the EC (distributed parameter systems: analysis, synthesis and applications).

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