Grants

November 8, 1996

University of Reading Research grants

Professor B. Hoskins, Drs P. Valdes and M. Blackburn, Pounds 65,907 from the NERC (development and use of an intermediate GCM); Dr A. Parker and Professor B. Sellwood, Pounds 103,190 from NERC (anatomy of a source-rock; environmental, climatic and stratigraphic signatures in the type kimmeridge clay).

European funds

Professor R. Ellis, Pounds 157,440 from the commission (climate change, climatic variability and agriculture in Europe, an integrated assessment); Professor K. Warwick, Dr J. Bishop and Mr G. Foster, Ecu 1.9m (EC Mobinet project involving information exchange about autonomous robots between consortium of 11 universities); Dr A. James, Pounds 54,092 from the commission (Nectar 4); Dr R. Rastall, Pounds 64,269 from CEC (fellowship - novel technological approaches to functional sweeteners); Professor K. Browning, Pounds 102,449 from the EU (European cloud modelling programme); Dr W. Lahoz, Pounds 83,640 from EU (contribution to Grips); Dr J. Slingo, Pounds 167,280 from the EU (studies of the hydrology influence and variability of the Asian summer monsoon); Dr K. Shine, Pounds 47,400 from the EU (spectroscopy and warming potentials of atmospheric greenhouse gases);

Dr P. Valdes, Pounds 106,650 from the EU (evaluating climate models with proxy data within the palaeoclimate modelling) and Pounds 76,260 (studies of the hydrology influence and variability of the Asian summer monsoon) and Pounds 42,739 (atmospheric circulation changes during the last glacial/interglacial cycle); Professor A. Swinbank, Pounds 86,080 from the commission (quality policy and consumer behaviour); Professor M. Coleman, Pounds 171,200 from the commission (quantitative risked prediction of carbonate scale in HP/HT hostile hydrocarbon reservoirs for best practice production management); Dr S. Booth, Pounds 138,334 from the commission (creation of model centre for agricultural enterprise and revisions of economics courses); Professor C. Nobes, Pounds 37,812 from the commission (accounting information in Europe between harmonisation processes and idiosyncratic economic contexts -Italy and the United Kingdom).

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Charities

Dr S. Leekham, Pounds 50,000 from the National Autistic Society (diagnosis of autism); Professor C. Proud, Pounds 53,908 from the Wellcome Trust (role of the initiation factor -4E binding proteins, 4E-BPs in the control of mRNA translation in response to cellular stresses); Dr P. Blower, Pounds 65,634 from the Association for International Cancer Research (cancer selective drug and radionuclide delivery using tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases as carriers); Professor P. Strange and Dr N. Sartania, Pounds 33,772 from the Wellcome Trust (receptor-ligand interaction at the D3 dopamine receptor); Dr J. Clark, Pounds 90,022 from the Wellcome Trust (medical entomology in England and France, c.1860-1930).

Research contracts

Professors M. Calnan and P. Taylor-Gooby, Pounds 78,292 from the NHS Executive (dental practitioners' beliefs, values and practices); Dr A. Netten and Messrs. A. Bebbington and A. Darton, Pounds 155,150 from the Department of Health (cross-section survey) and Pounds 174,802 from the DoH (longitudinal follow-up survey of residential care of elderly people); Dr S. Leekham, Pounds 79,922 from the NHS Executive (diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders); Professor M. Tuite, Pounds 22,506 from Boehringer Mannheim (cell-free protein translation system); Dr A. Baines, Pounds 42,620 from Pfizer Limited (proteolytic mechanisms in neuronal apoptosis);

Professor R. Davidson, Pounds 36,440 from Clariant UK Limited (brightness revision of high yield pulps) and Pounds 43,900 from Perstorp SBU Furniture (research into the production of furniture foils); Professor J. McDonnell, Pounds 29,400 from European Space Research and Technology Centre (debris in-orbit evaluator); Mr A. Rawlins, Pounds 40,000 from European Space Research and Technology Centre (assessment of passive intermodulation performance of flexible RF cables on long-term cycling).

European funds

Professor B. Morgan, Ecu76,120 from the commission (TMR- model selection using score tests in the analysis of animal survival and migration data).

Research grants

Professor P. Strange, Pounds 116,132 from the BBSRC (constitutive activation of D2 Dopamine Receptors and the mechanisms of inverse agonism); Professor R. Freedman, Pounds 40,942 from BBSRC (analysis and control of recombinant protein authenticity); Drs P. Blower, R. Williamson and Professor R. Freedman, Pounds 82,680 from the BBSRC (tissue selective drug delivery using tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases as carriers); Professor D. Jackson and Dr D. Webb, Pounds 151,519 from the EPSRC (fly-by light applications for photonic sensors); Professor H. Tong andDr G. Yao, Pounds 70,747 from the EPSRC (dynamic system approach tomulti-input-output nonlinear stochastic systems).

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