February 9, 1996

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST. European Professor T. J. T. Whittaker in collaboration with Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal, Pounds 430,000 from European Commission (Islay European shoreline wave power pilot plant); Dr D. Hitchens, Pounds 67,030 from European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (employment and sustainability in the EU manufacturing sector (Food Processing); Dr A. Fitzsimmons, Pounds 61,094 from EU (observation and determination of the properties of asteroids and comets).


Dr M. Crabbe, Pounds 75,372 from the Royal Institute for the Blind (folding and water binding capacity of engineered lens crystallines; influences on structure and function in cataract); Dr P. John, Pounds 93,671 from the Leverhulme Trust (scientific basis of indigo production from woad); Professors C. Chaplin and M. Fulford, Pounds 85,683 from Leverhulme Trust (role of the enclosed hearth in the processing of steel in antiquity); Professor J. Almond, Pounds 52,957 from the Wellcome Trust (intracellular determinants of picornavirus tropism); Professor M. Crabbe, Pounds 105,887 from the Wellcome Trust (engineered alpha crystalline as a molecular chaperone).

Research contracts: Mr K. Bright, Pounds 92,157 from the Department of the Environment (colour selection and the visually impaired: a design guide for building refurbishment); Professor H. Davies, Pounds 52,915 from the DoE (United Kingdom planning achievements and trends since 1976); Professor R. J. Gurney, Pounds 54,640 from the European Space Agency (study on critical requirements for cloud radar); Dr A. Illingworth, Pounds 66,813 from the European Space Agency (study on critical requirements for cloud radar); Dr T. Rehman, Pounds 96,928 from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (implications of emerging reproductive technologies); Dr J. Barnett, Pounds 174,807 from MAFF (an investigation into the factors affecting apical abortion in calabrese transplants); Dr M. Drew, Pounds 46,875 from Atomic Weapons Establishment (molecular modelling and crystallography);

Professor F. McKenna, Pounds 77,9 from Defence Research Agency (investigation of factors affecting the cognitive quality of aircraft displays); Dr R. Park, Pounds 159,631 from the Department of Health (assessment of the degree of heat treatment necessary to destroy E Coli 0157); Messrs C. Gray and C. Fowler, Pounds 81,120 from the Department of Trade and Industry (teaching company scheme); Dr M. Usher, Professor K. Warwick and Mr L. Comley, Pounds 85,006 from the DTI (teaching company scheme); Dr S. Sangwine, Pounds 80,120 from the DTI (teaching company scheme); Drs S. Booth, J. Ogden and Professor K. Baker, Pounds 147,280 from the DTI (teaching company scheme); Professor G. Sullivan and Dr R. Mitchell, Pounds 161,810 from the DTI (teaching company scheme); Professor K. Browning, Pounds 168,000 from the Meteorological Office (provision of support post for the unified model at the JCMM); Dr J. Slingo and Professor A. O'Neill, Pounds 230,072 from the Meteorological Office (support for use of the unified model by UGAMP); Professor P. Caligari, Pounds 477,105 from MAFF (application of gene technology and chromosome visualisation for improved UK adaptability and exploration of white lupin); Dr S. Carruthers, Pounds 192,754 from MAFF (cost-benefit assessment, including life-cycle analysis of oils produced from UK-grown crops compared with mineral oils);

Dr M. Drew, Pounds 29,882 from Ministry of Defence (molecular modelling studies); Dr S. Edwards, Pounds 84,000 from NFER-Nelson Publishing Co Ltd (redevelopment and re-standardisation of the Reynell Developmental Language Scales); Mr E. Williams, Pounds 30,090 from the Overseas Development Agency (monitor the impact of a class library project upon reading standards in Malawi); Mr A. Rowley, Pounds 35,000 from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors/DoE (quality of urban design); Dr J. Vincent, Pounds 1,605 from the Secretary of State for Defence (clothing systems) and Pounds 55,650 from Unilever Research (biomechanics of hair fibre fracture); Dr M. Oliver, Pounds 25,630 from the United States Navy (using geostatics for data compression and reconstruction of remote imagery); Dr R. Esslemont, Pounds 212,000 from industrial sponsors (research into development of a commercially useful integrated dairy recording scheme with particular emphasis on the health, fertility and welfare of animals).

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