IMPERIAL COLLEGE Research grants: Dr D. Leak, Pounds 115,492 from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (hetero- logous expression and generation of molecular hybrids of propene monooxygenase); Dr M. Rees, Pounds 95,838 from the Natural Environment Research Council (community ecology of dune annuals);
Drs R. Dawe and H. Shaw, Pounds 101,040 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (carbonate mineral precipitation during production within hydrocarbon reservoirs with high Pressure CO2); Professor R. Stradling and Drs C. Phillips and R. Williams, Pounds 50,202 from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (molecular beam epitaxy of heterostructures incorporating InAs, InSb, GaSb and AlSb for infrared and high-speed devices); Professor J. Harries, Pounds 116,621 from Natural Environment Research Council (comparison of new satellite earth observation measurements of water vapour, radiation and clouds with fields simulated by general circulation models); Drs G. Hall and K. Long, Pounds 59,756 from the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (multi-quantum well analogue optical links for LHC); Dr P. Nixon, Pounds 123,704 from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (pigment/protein interactions within the photosystem two complex); Dr S. Brown, Pounds 1,066,520 (molecular genetics of deafness); Professor K. Buck, Pounds 193,328 from Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (role of a 3'-terminal negative-strand RNA binding protein in the replication of cucumber mosaic virus RNA); Dr R. Grimes, Pounds 60,998 from EPSRC (structures and energetics of nanosized ceramic crystalltites); Dr K. Brown, Pounds 185,486 from BBSRC (crystallographic studies of dehydroquinate synthase and related structures); Dr M. Dallman, Pounds 187,788 from the Medical Research Council (regulation of the in vivo immune response to alloantigen through the cytokine network); Dr D. Chadwick, Pounds 82,834 from EPSRC (role of nitrogen compounds in coke formation of hydrotreating catalysts); Dr A. Hill, Pounds 141,598 from EPSRC (synthesis of group 8 alkylidyne complexes as ROMP pre-catalysts); Professor A. Barrett, Pounds 141,598 from EPSRC (star, solitaire and gemini porphyrazines: novel multimetallic complexes).
Dr D. Maskell, Pounds 87,000 from the commission (urinary tract infections by Proteus mirabilis: an investigation into the role of fimbriae and flagella as virulence factors and immunogens); Dr D. Dickinson, Pounds 77,000 from the commission (performance and durability of wooden window joinery painted with new types of paint with low organic solvent content); Dr M. Buck, Pounds 621,0 from the commission (structure and function of the transcriptional activator protein with NifA from nitrogen-fixing bacteria); Dr R. Murphy, Pounds 54,301 from the commission (improvement of CEN standards by short term methods for testing the natural durability and treatability of solid wood and wood-based panel products); Dr S. Gibson, Pounds 52,052 from the commission (multiple metal-carbon bond species in selective processes); Dr K. Anastasiou, Pounds 50,713 from the commission (numerical and physical modelling of non-linear irregular wave propagation in coastal waters); Dr M. Foulkes, Pounds 61,600 from the commission (quantum Monte Carlo computations of the electronic structure of solids); Professor T. Kibble and Dr T. Evans, Pounds 108,421 from the commission (phase transitions in the early universe); Dr D. Hartley, Pounds 75,169 from the commission (cell fate determination in Drosophila-analysing molecular interactions in vivo - analysis of the role of the Groucho gene in the regulation of the enhancer of split complex); Dr M. Selkirk, Pounds 77,000 from the commission (anti-oxidant enzymes in filarial nematodes: their role in defence and persistence); Professor H. Flower, Pounds 694,250 from the commission (electron microscopy of aerospace alloys); UNIVERSITY OF WALES COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Dr J. Alcolado, Pounds 68,798 from the British Diabetic Association (the study of mitochondrial gene defects in diabetes); Professor A. Newby, Pounds 395,289 from the British Heart Foundation (vascular cell growth research group); Professor A. Burnett, Pounds 469,965 from the Leukaemia Research Fund (funding towards the pre-leukaemia research unit); Dr R. Padua, Pounds 254,105 from the Leukaemia Research Fund (study of genetic lesions in preleukaemia and leukaemia).
Professor S. Palmer, Pounds 71,000 from the Welsh Health Common Services Authority (all Wales injury surveillance system).
Professor D. Wynford-Thomas, Pounds 171,390 from the Medical Research Council (structure/function studies of normal and mutant thyrotropin receptor).
UNIVERSITY OF WALES COLLEGE OF CARDIFF
Dr T. Jacob, Pounds 84,000 from the Wellcome Trust (oscillations in ocular epithelia); Dr R. Honey, Pounds 109,500 from the Royal Society (conceptual issues and brain mechanisms in animal recognition memory).
Professor J. King, Pounds 1.5 million from the International Transport Federation Seafarers' Trust (seafarers' safety and health); Dr M. Davies, Pounds 63,400 from the Defence Research Agency (protection of structures against ground shock); Dr R. Martin, Pounds 123,200 from EDS (parasolid software for research into geometric modelling); Professor J. Alden, Drs H. Williams and C. Webster, Pounds 133,300 from Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (research into spatial analysis of public services using geographical information systems); Mr M. Fisk (with SOCAS through CASS) and Professor P. Atkinson (with CPLAN through CASS) Pounds 101,000 from HEFCW (establish a unique information archive of literature on initially the economy of Wales, its health information and housing research); Dr R. Eccles, Pounds 56,300 from UCB Pharma (assessment of efficacy of cetirizine and pseudoephedrine for treatment of common cold); Drs P. Gacesa and G. White, Pounds 50,000 from Mobil Oil Company Ltd (microbiological fouling in fuel and associated corrosion); Professor J. Harwood, Pounds 56,100 from Rhone-Poulenc Agriculture Ltd (acetyl-CoA carboxylase project); Dr D. Temple, Pounds 92,800 from the Welsh Office (central initiatives project 1994/5); Dr M. Bloor (with UWCM), Pounds 107,200 from Department of Health (estimation of the prevalence of injecting drug use in Wales).