Grants

November 4, 1994

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, BELFAST

Research grants

Richard Breen, Pounds 183,280 from the Economic and Social Research Council (social mobility, political preferences, attitudes and behaviour in Northern Ireland); T. R. Magee, Pounds 103,630 from the Industrial Research and Technology Unit of the Department of Economic Development (fertiliser granulation and its effect on product caking).

European funds

Julian Orford, Pounds 133,941 from the European Community (climate change and coastal evolution in Europe).

UNIVERSITY OF YORK

Charities

Mr J. Brown, Pounds 58,982 from the Mental Handicap Nurses Association (study of staff training and development needs in services for people with challenging behaviours); Dr M. Davies, Pounds 99,638 from the Yorkshire Cancer Research Campaign (investigation of the consequences of free radical production from tumour promoters and its relevance to chemical carcinogenesis).

Research contracts

Professor P. Kemp, Pounds 71,637 from the Department of the Environment (national survey of private landlords); Professor J. Worthington, Pounds 114,091 from the Netherlands Ministry of Housing (international comparative study on higher professional training courses in architecture and town planning); Dr R. Hubbard, Pounds 89,184 from Glaxo Research and Development Ltd. (structural studies of adhesion molecules); T. Sheldon, Pounds 223,069 from the Health Education Authority (reviews of effectiveness of health promotion); Mr J. Brown and Ms. A Lankshear, Pounds 74,890 from the North Yorkshire College of Health Studies and English National Board of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting (mapping the nursing competencies required in institutional and community settings in the context of multi-disciplinary health care provision); Professor D. Waddington: Pounds 280,000 from the Chemical Industries Association (funding for the Chemical Industry Education Centre); Pounds 132,000 from the Salters Institute of Industrial Chemistry (fellowships to support Salters chemistry and science education programmes) and Pounds 5,000 from BP Chemicals Ltd. (to support production of resources for vocational courses based on science in the environment project).

Research grants

Dr M. Rumsby, Pounds 79,600 from the Biotechnology and Biological Research Council (a PCR approach to determine the role of protein Kinase C subspecies in growth factor controlled glial cell development); Professors R. Leech, D. Bowles and D. Saunders, Pounds 50,000 from the BBSRC (the use of transgenic plants to analyse Key Regulator events at the plant cell surface); Professor D. Bowles, Pounds 118,000 from the BBSRC (intracellular signalling events in higher plants that lead to the activation of two waind-inducible genes); Drs J. Sparrow and D. White, Pounds 177,786 from the BBSRC (probing the muscle crossbridge cycle with mutants in the myosin binding site of a drosophilia actin); Professor J. Matthews, Pounds 192,983 from the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (the circular magnetic x-ray dichroism of magnetic multilayers and thin films); Professor K. Hartley and Dr G. De-Fraja, Pounds 60,000 from the Economic and Social Research Council (competition, entry, regulation and comparative studies: theory evidence and policy); Professor J. Bradshaw, Pounds 101,920 from the ESRC (study on absent fathers in Britain); Professors G. Loomes and M. W. Jones-Lee, Pounds 155,570 from ESRC (theoretical and empirical issues concerning the valuation of safety); Dr G. Phillips, Pounds 121,173 from the Medical Research Council (limbic-striatal control over the reinforcing properties of psychomotor stimulant drugs); Professor G. Dodson and Dr J. Wilson, Pounds 79,208 from the MRC (research fellowship: the development of phasing methods for macromolecular crystals); Drs R. Brady and I. Jones, Pounds 54,307 from the MRC (mutagenesis of HIV envelope glycoprotein).

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