October 13, 1995


Professor H. Morris, Pounds 226,336 from the British Heart Foundation (identification, biochemical characteristics and physiological relevance of a new nitric oxide synthase inhibitor present in increased amounts in the hypothalamus of the hypotensive); Dr D. Smith, Pounds 636,712 from the Wellcome Trust (regulation, structure and function of infective stage proteins of Leishmania); Dr C. Coutelle, Pounds 54,000 from the Cystic Fibrosis Trust (model system for gene therapy of hepatobiliary disease in cystic fibrosis);

Professor D. Sheridan and Dr C. Fry, Pounds 99,917 from the British Heart Foundation (cellular basis of abnormal action potential conduction in left ventricle hypertrophy); Professor R. Spence and Mr P. Cheung, Pounds 90,000 from Sony Corporation (behaviour modelling of integrated circuits); Dr H. ApSimon, Pounds 457,033 from Department of the Environment (analysis of optimal pollution abatement strategies within UNECE); Professor G. Pasvol, Pounds 217,704 from the Wellcome Trust (centre for research in clinical tropical medicine);

Research contracts

Professor J. Dolly, Pounds 112,500 from Allergan Incorporated (application of botulinum neurotoxins in the clinical treatment of movement disorders); Professor V. Gibson, Pounds 133,000 from BP Chemicals Ltd (new polymerisation catalyst systems); Professor R. Hobbs, Pounds 65,000 from British Steel plc (plastic design of steel sheet piling);

Research grants

Dr C. Soutis and Professor G. Davies, Pounds 68,879 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (patch repair of composite structures using low-energy current systems); Professor J. Higgins, Pounds 75,672 from the EPSRC (polymer interfaces); Dr R. Leatherbarrow, Pounds 182,700 from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (improved methods for identifying lead components for combinatorial libraries); Professor A. Barrett, Pounds 86,150 from EPSRC (synthesis and characterisation of cluster star, ribbon and sheet porphyrazine polymers); Dr D. Butler, Pounds 108,148 from EPSRC (local water conservation, reuse and renovation;

combined grey water and rainwater recycling); Dr N. Buenfeld, Pounds 65,091 from EPSRC (healing cracks in concrete); Drs R. Jardine and D. Potts, Pounds 94,042 from EPSRC (modelling the effects of soil brittleness and anisotropy in new offshore foundation problems); Dr S. Hughes and Professor P. Sever, Pounds 57,145 from the Medical Research Council (role of thrombospondin as a regulator of human vascular smooth muscle cell growth and function); Dr S. Thon, Pounds 95,796 from the MRC (computer-assisted image analysis of hypertensive retinal vascular architecture); Dr I. Hodkinson, Pounds 217,475 from EPSRC (relation algebras of action and indeterminacy); Professors S. Abramsky, T. Maibaum and Drs A. Edalat, S. Vickers, I. Phillips, M. Smyth and P. Taylor, Pounds 783,883 from EPSRC (foundational structures for computer science);

Professor D. Gabbay, Pounds 104,058 from EPSRC (labelled deductive system for natural language understanding); Professor T. Maibaum, Pounds 151,506 from EPSRC (advanced fellowship for Dr P. Malacari: game semantics for programming languages); Drs R. Syms and T. Tate and Prof H. Dorey, Pounds 93,932 from EPSRC (micro machined quadruple mass spectrometer); Dr K. Scrivener, Pounds 104,945 from EPSRC (new slag-based concrete); Professor A. Smith, Pounds 138,792 from EPSRC (advanced fellowship for Dr A. Gogolin: quantum impurity problems and transport phenomena in small transport devices); Professor J. Whitelaw and W. Jones and Dr A. Heyes, Pounds 264,605 from EPSRC (improved design method for gas-turbine combustors with emphasis on temperature distributions and low NOx); Dr G. Foster, Pounds 94,457 from the MRC (identification and characterisation of interferon receptor accessory molecules that interact with interferon); Dr J. Monjardino, Pounds 122,101 from MRC (cell and molecular virology of hepatitis C virus/dengue type 4 chimaeric particles); Dr S. Knight, Pounds 79,935 from MRC (gene targeting dendritic cells); Professor S. Franks, Pounds 88,064 from MRC (molecular genetics of hyperandrogenism in polycystic ovary syndrome).

European funds

Dr K. Stelle, Pounds 75,989 from CEC (construction of local operators analysis of correlation functions in Liouville and Toda theories: fellowship for Mr J. Schnittger); Drs J. Hassard and R. Smith and Professor D. Binnie, Pounds 69,879 from EPSRC (molecular imaging in diamond (MIDIA)); Drs J. Quenby, T. Sumner, W. Jones and Professor M. Rowan-Robinson, Pounds 3,058 from Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (galactic dark matter search: 1995 to 1999).

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