December 8, 1995

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ENGLAND IN BIRMINGHAM. Research contracts Ian Oakes and Tim Burden in partnership with two research technology organisations, Pounds 264,367 from the Department of Trade and Industry (project in collaboration with the British Jewellers Association and leading manufacturers, assessing the business and technological needs of the sector/transfer and adaptation of key technologies).


Dr P. Glover, Pounds 323,366 from the Cancer Research Campaign (studies of the cell cycle in model systems); Dr C. Watts, Pounds 53,728 from the Wellcome Trust (study of trafficking of the B Lymphicyte Antigen Receptor); Professors B. Burchill and A. Struthers and Drs A. Leone and A. Morris, Pounds 87,688 from the British Heart Foundation (study - Do subjects with DD ACE genotype produce less nitric oxide and have more insulin resistance?);

Dr E. Ellis, Pounds 93,475 from Beit Memorial Medical Fellowship (study of the role of a novel aldehyde reductase in the prevention of liver disease); Dr A. Mehta, Pounds 121,139 from the Wellcome Trust (study of molecular characterisation of chloride-dependent phosphorylation in the apical membrane of airway epithelia) and Pounds 54,000 from the Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust (study of the relationship between mutations in CFTR and Chloride-dependent phosphorylation in murine airway epithelium); Dr K. Breen, Pounds 56,551 from the Association for International Cancer Research (study on the role of Sialytransferase Isozymes in Polysialic Acid Biosynthesis - a potential therapeutic target); Professor A. Cuschieri, Dr T. Frank and Mr S. Shimi, Pounds 166,536 from the Wellcome Trust (study of shape memory fixators for minimal access surgery applications: studies of vascular occlusion and deformation forces, fixator design and material specification).

Research contracts

Professor R. Dhir and Dr M. Jones, Pounds 117,000 from the Department of Environment (study of the use of unfamiliar prEN 197-1 Cements in the UK); Professor R. Dhir and Dr E. Byars, Pounds 102,000 from the DOE (study of recycled concrete aggregate for use in BS5328 designated mixes); Professor R. Dhir and Dr M. McCarthy, Pounds 117,000 from the DOE, Scottish Power plc, Boral Pozzolan, National Power plc, PowerGen plc, BAA plc (study of conditioned PFA for use in concrete); Professor D. Rowley, Pounds 94,019 from NHS Management Executive (study of the impact of surgical and orthotic intervention on the care of people with complex physical disabilities); Dr T. MacDonald and Professor D. McDevitt, Pounds 109,202 from Scottish Home and Health Department (study as to whether accurate patient-specific dispensed prescribing data can be captured electronically from community pharmacies); Professor J. Hogg, Pounds 94,019 from NHS Management Executive (study of the impact of surgical and orthotic intervention on the care of people with complex physical disabilities; Research grants Dr P. Watt, Pounds 129,788 from the Medical Research Council (study of the relative rates of tissue RNA and protein turnover studied in vivo using stable isotope tracers).

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