THE OPEN UNIVERSITY European funds Dr D. Dickenson, Pounds 393,443 from the BIOMED 2 programme of the EC (collaborative development of European biomedical ethics practitioner education).
UNIVERSITY OF KEELE Research grants Dr R. Jackson, Pounds 125,000 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (a method of predicting the shapes of materials after crystallisation using computer models); Keele University of CERAM Research, Pounds 500,000 from EPSRC (joint project to improve the processing of materials in the plastic state).
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE The university has been awarded a grant of Pounds 7,976,853 from the Lottery Sports Fund for the development of an outdoor multisports complex.
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER Charities Dr A. Gershlik, Pounds 55,795 from the British Heart Foundation (quantifying locally delivered drugs in-vivo); Professor S. Nahorski, Pounds 862,029 from the Wellcome Trust (neurotransmitter receptor-effector mechanisms and regulation in cultural neuronal cells); Dr N. Samani, Pounds 60,744 from the British Heart Foundation (molecular genetics of cardiac hypertrophy) and Pounds 71,511 from the BHF (analysis of novel congenic strains developed to investigate the role of the SA gene in spontaneous hypertension); Dr G. Walsh, Pounds 296,102 from the Wellcome Trust (role of CD69 and other membrane receptors in induction of eosinophil apoptosis); Dr A. Wardlaw, Pounds 87,606 from the British Lung Foundation (P-selectin expression in asthma); Drs N. London, N. Brindle, K. Porter, Pounds 76,998 from the British Heart Foundation (role of endothelin in a laboratory model of intimal hyperplasia); Professor J. Potter and Dr R. Panerai, Pounds 74,898 from the Stroke Association (static and dynamic changes in cerebral vasoregulation following acute ischaemic stroke and outcome); Mr A. Naylor, Professor P. Bell and Drs A. Bolio and R. Abbott, Pounds 99,882 from the Stroke Association (randomised controlled trial to compare carotid endarterectomy with carotid angioplasty).
Research contracts Dr D. Rowbotham, Pounds 80,000 from Roche Products Ltd (trial on the effects of Keterolac, Ketoprofen and Diclofenac); Dr T. Harrison, Pounds 40,000 from AEA Technology (grant-in-aid) and Pounds 234,720 from AEA Technology (antisense ablation); Dr M. Liu, Pounds 86,847 from the Overseas Development Agency (farmland consolidation in China and Taiwan); Drs K. Abrams and F. Song, Professor D. Jones and Mr T. Sheldon, Pounds 42,306 from NHS Executive (systematic reviews of trials and other studies); Professor D. Barnett, Pounds 28,500 from Servier Research and Development (comparison of the haemodynamic and neurohormonal response to captopril and perindopril in patients with heart failure); Dr C. Bagshaw, Pounds 29,381 from Human Frontiers Science Program via University of Wisconsin (investigation of the molecular foundation of myosin-based motility); Professors M. Galton and Fogelman, Pounds 80,000 from Barclaycard (support for the Centre for Citizenship Studies in Education); Professors C. Castleden, J. Potter and Dr C. McGrother, Pounds 96,3 from Northern and Yorkshire Regional Health Authority (treatment of urinary incontinence in stroke patients); Mrs H. Cleaver, Pounds 199,150 from the Department of Health (contact between separated children and their parents).
Professors P. Cullis and G. Roberts, Pounds 421,136 from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (Leicester Biomolecular Science Centre); Dr R. Rodger, Pounds 20,630 from the Economic and Social Research Council (the capital and social structure of Edinburgh 1800-1914); Dr K. Negus, Pounds 66,040 from ESRC (cultural production and distribution of musical genres: a comparative study); Professor A. King, Pounds 147,562 from the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (accretion and evolution in close binaries); Dr R. Crompton, Pounds 89,650 from ESRC (gender relations and employment); Drs C. Jones and L. Pearl, Pounds 35,844 from BBSRC (structure, specificity and mechanism of bacterial formamide hydrolases);
Professor P. Cullis, Pounds 124,000 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (high field NMR spectroscopy); Professor P. Galton, Pounds 53,690 from ESRC (effects of key stages 2 and 3 of transfer from primary school); Dr W. Gibson, Pounds ,168 from the Medical Research Council (development of an in-vitro system for genetic exchange in trypanosomes); Dr C. Binns, Pounds 631,896 from EPSRC (fully characterised high resolution, polarisation selectable, synchrotron beam line for vuv science).
UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX The university has been awarded Pounds 125,000 a year for the next three years from the Higher Education Funding Council for England to establish teaching posts for studies relating to the former Soviet and East European countries.