Grants

May 5, 1995

NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY. Research contracts: Professor C. Ferguson, Pounds 80,628 from the DoE (sampling strategies); Dr G. Sanders, Pounds 257,700 from the DoE (effect of air pollution on crops II) and Pounds 65,000 (computer modelling to predict crop responses to ozone); Professor M. Griffin, Pounds 65,700 from Diamond Communications Ltd (application of gene technology to cancer therapy); Dr A. Smith, Pounds 56,160 from Advancierte Purification und Membransysteme GmbH (microbial production of pullulan).

Research grants: Mr P. Cooke, Pounds 61,000 from the Higher Education Funding Council for England ('Action for Access'); Mr W. Carter, Pounds 228,000 from HEFCE (residential development - its stability and structural integrity); Professors P. Holmes and M. Robinson, Pounds 132,000 from the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council and Department for Trade and Industry (teaching company scheme with Signal House Limited); Dr A. Bargiela, Pounds 84,000 from EPSRC (integrative framework for the predictive evaluation of traffic control schemes); Dr C. Harrison, Pounds 154,891 from BBSRC (studies of silicification: the role of protein in structure control).

European funds: Mr A. Hague, Pounds 87,000 from the European Social Fund (MSc in advanced manufacturing technology); Professor F. Terry, Pounds 128,000 from the Commission (development of business advisers scheme); Professor M. Griffin, Pounds 65,700 from EU (COMETT II, Manpower and training provision in Biotechnology across Western Europe); Professor T. Palmer, Pounds 62,190 from the ESF (high level scientific training); Professor C. Ferguson, Pounds 101,962 from the Commission (soil chemistry and artifact conservation).

UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX.

Charities: Professor K. Boyle, Pounds 287,905 from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (democratic audit of the UK); Sir Frederick Warner, Pounds 75,680 from the Leverhulme Trust (radioactivity from nuclear test explosions).

Research contracts: Dr K. Baba-Kishi, Pounds 64,372 from the Defence Research Agency (SEM and TEM characterisation of ferroelectric materials).

Research grants: Professor R. Cherry and Dr N. Fernandez, Pounds 164,884 from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (novel techniques for studying association and dynamics of cell surface molecules of the immune system); Mr M. Sunkin, Pounds 152,950 from the ESRC (dynamics of public law litigation); Professor R. Cherry and Dr P. O'Shea, Pounds 115,902 from the Wellcome Trust (single particle tracking of cell surface receptors in an electric field); Dr A. Clark, Pounds 93,833 from the EPSRC (integrated atmospheric monitoring system); Dr A. Vickers, Pounds 81,350 from the EPSRC (theoretical and experimental studies of metal-semiconductor metal ultrafast photodetectors).

European funds: Professor D. Rose, Pounds 149,285 from the EC (training in comparative analysis of European Social policy II); Professor S Woolf, Pounds 69,730 from the EC (post-war antisemitism in present and potential European community 1970-1990 Great Britain, France and Austria in comparative perspective); Professor S. Long, Pounds 55,338 from the EC (Maple -microevolutionary adaption of plants to CO2).

IMPERIAL COLLEGE.

Charities: Dr M. Lowrie, Pounds 61,482 from the Motor Neurone Disease Association (the expression of neurotransmitter change in motor neurones which are destined to die); Dr E. Fisher, Pounds 61,482 from Action Research (characterising genes responsible for Down's syndrome); Professor J. Firth, Drs K. Parker and C. Winlove, Pounds 71,977 from the Wellcome Trust (endothelial cell glycocalyx in vascular physiology);

Dr J. Tippins, Pounds 54,843 from the British Heart Foundation (the pathophysiological actions of isoprostanes in the coronary circulation) and Pounds 54,498 from BHF (leukotriene synthesis and neutrophil activation: coronary sinus sampling during PTCA); Dr A. Amis, Pounds 52,296 from the Arthritis & Rheumatism Council (development of a system to design and evaluate the fixation of actified joints) and Pounds 65,829 from the ARC (posterior cruciate ligament exercise); Professor D. Southwood, Pounds 130,808 from the Royal Society (research fellowship for Dr B. Simmons);

Dr M. Rampling, Pounds 74,141 from the BHF (use of micromachined silicon substrates to study haemodynamics); Professor H. Bradford, Pounds 113,000 from Paul Hamlyn Foundation (research into Parkinson's Disease); Dr D. Hartley, Pounds 55,545 from the Wellcome Trust (a molecular characterisation of genes involved in cell fate determination).

Research contracts: Professor C. Caro and Dr D. Doorly, Pounds 253,171 from the DoH (nicotine: effects on haemodynamics); Mr G. Salkin and Professor N. Christofides, Pounds 63,000 from Deutsche Bank AG London (risk management) and Pounds 69,000 from Zeneca Ltd (real options and evaluation of research and development); Professors B. Joyce, R. Newman, D. Vvedensky and R. Stradling, Pounds 6,135,000 from Semiconductor Materials IRC (London University interdisciplinary research centre: semiconductor growth characterisation and processing); Dr C. Toumazou, Pounds 240,000 from Mahanakorn University of Technology (integrated circuit design laboratory);

Dr H. ApSimon, Pounds 194,135 from the Department of Employment (European monitoring and evaluation programme (EMEP) - contribution in kind: analysis of transport atmospheric pollutants); Professor M. Worthington, Pounds 360,000 from various industrial sponsors (seismic wave propagation and seismic lithology); Drs P. Sidsky and M. Hocking, Pounds 224,964 from the Ministry of Defence (thermal cycling of SiC/Ti alloy components under tensile loading to estimate the effects of corrosion, interface properties and residual stress in cracking behaviour and ultimate composite performance);

Professor A. Goddard and Dr C. Oliveira, Pounds 189,865 from Health & Safety Executive (development of a finite element geometry time-dependent criticality code (FETCH)) and Pounds 175,300 from the MoD (parallel domain decomposition methods applied to time-dependent neutron transport) and Pounds 52,224 from Nuclear Electric (improved method of predicting coupled reactor power and thermal hydraulics in boron dilution faults); Professor G. Webster, Pounds 75,000 from European Gas Turbines Ltd (multi-axial creep fatigue of CMSX4); Dr A. Fairney, Pounds 108,000 from G.H. Besselaar & Associates (cortico steroid-induced osteoporosis study);

Dr R. Shaw and Professor D. Young, Pounds 60,000 from Hospital Endowment JSRC (genetic manipulation of BCG to reduce the local inflammatory response whilst preserving immunogenicity); Mr G. Salkin & Dr N. Meade, Pounds 63,000 from Lehman Brothers Inc (statistical problems in risk management); Professor Lord Porter and Dr D. Klug, Pounds 99,657 from New Energy Development. Organisation (primary processes in photosynthesis).

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