University of Birmingham Research grants Drs S. Blackburn and D. Parker and Professor J. Seville, Pounds 63,8 from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (mixing mechanisms in highly loaded suspensions); Dr T. Button, Pounds 77,157 from EPSRC (thick film processing for improved functional ceramics); Professor J. Campbell, Pounds 97,687 from EPSRC (materials in high performance - filling systems for castings); Professors E. Jenkinson and J. Owen, Pounds 1,372,397 from the Medical Research Council (cellular interactions in T-cell development);
Professor J. Callow and Dr J. Green, Pounds 146,400 from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (molecular analysis of the haustorial interface in pea powdery mildew); Drs G. Jones and F. Franklin, Pounds 188,588 from BBSRC (molecular and cytological characterisation of meiotic genes from arabidopsis); Dr M. Kearsey, Pounds 133,000 from BBSRC (a comprehensive software package for mapping and analysing quantitative trait loci);
Professor I. Smith, Pounds 135,087 from EPSRC (rovibrational energy transfer and rotational effects on biomolecular reactions); Dr G. Boons, Pounds 130,892 from EPSRC (a new methodology for the concise preparation of oligosaccharides of biological importance); Professor R. Palmer, Pounds 58,205 from EPSRC (nanoscale polymerisation of C60); Professor J. Gunn, Pounds 108,252 from EPSRC (phase diagrams and experimental signatures of haldane liquid); Dr B. Roberts, Pounds 126,068 from BBSRC (spectral regularity and scene analysis in hearing); Professor G. Humphreys and Dr M. Riddoch, Pounds 116,540 from BBSRC (surface and contour-based coding in intermediate vision); Professor R. Harrison, Pounds 50,064 from the Natural Environment Research Council (ACSOE/MAGE air-sea interaction studies) and Pounds 62,209 from Natural Environment Research Council (oxidising of the oceanic atmosphere: measurements of individual NOy species in ACSOE); Miss R. Clarke, Pounds 58,050 from Economic and Social Research Council (Chinese sustainable development in a global context);
Professor D. Marsh, Pounds 80,159 from ESRC via University of Sheffield (the changing role of government departments in the policy process); Professor J. Tann, Pounds 95,170 from ESRC (innovative management in single and related product companies); Dr D. Knight, Pounds 36,235 from EPSRC (performance characteristics of bridgeflow kerb channel units for the drainage of bridge pavement surfaces); Dr D. Dawe, Pounds 111,184 from EPSRC (buckling and vibration of continuous prismatic composite plate and shell structures); Dr A. Chan, Pounds 62,266 from EPSRC (dynamic analysis of soil structure response under large amplitude shaking with or without pore fluid);
Dr H. Evans, Pounds 91,688 from EPSRC (development of a "smart" overlay coating); Professor I. Harris, Pounds 86,158 from EPSRC (advanced processing for optimising the microstructures and magnetic properties of NdFeB-type magnets); Professors J. Campbell, P. Marquis, Drs R. Harding and P. Bate and Mr D. Aspinwall, Pounds 437,057 from EPSRC (development of manufacturing processes for components in gamma titanium aluminide); Professors N. Brown, P. Bacon and I. Trayer, Pounds 611,774 from the MRC (bioinformatics and structural analysis in life sciences); Professor K. Harris, Pounds 79,599 from EPSRC (investigation of factors affecting resolution in high resolution solid state NMR spectroscopy);
Professor P. Knowles, Pounds 41,376 from EPSRC (investigations of density functional theory); Professor J. Dowell, Pounds 43,405 from Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (investigation of the partonic structure of diffraction at Hera); Drs G. Simnett and C. Eyles, Pounds 65,939 from Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (large angle spectrometric cronograph [LASCO] to be flown on SOHO); Drs E. Robinson, D. Peterson and P. Mitchell and Mr K. Riggs, Pounds 62,500 from ESRC (counterfactual reasoning in young children: when do realist errors occur?); Drs F. Wellhofer and J. Abell, Pounds 357,898 from EPSRC (high temperature superconductors: from fundamental science to applications);
Professor J. Gordon and Dr G. Grafton, Pounds 129,204 from MRC (molecular basis for the differential coupling of antigen receptor to function during B cell differentiation); Professor J. Heath, Pounds 37,722 from MRC (neural inducing and regionalising properties of fibroblast growth factors in the chick embryo); Professors P. Edwards, C. Gough, W. Vinen, I. Harris and Dr M. Lancaster, Pounds 246,229 from EPSRC (high temperature superconductors: from fundamental science to applications) and Pounds 575,233 from EPSRC (high temperature superconductors: fundamental science to applications); Dr M. Bradshaw, Pounds 80,318 from ESRC (understanding regional patterns of economic change in Russia); Dr J. Bryson and Professor P. Daniels, Pounds 51,450 from ESRC (small firms, business links and the management of change and innovation); Professor P. Hanson and Dr M. Bradshaw, Pounds 260,090 from ESRC (understanding regional patterns of economic change in Russia);
Mr P. Burridge, Pounds 48,470 from ESRC (size adjustment and power bounds for unit root tests); Professor P. Hall and Dr P. Gardner, Pounds 170,058 from EPSRC (micromachined active antennas); Dr D. Kumararatne, Pounds 91,211 from MRC (relative ability of allotypic variants of IgGFc-receptor type II [FcyRlla] to confer protection against encapsulated bacterial sexes); Professor I. Maclennan and Dr J. Gordon, Pounds 239,328 from MRC (studies on normal and neoplastic B cells); Professor J. Bale, Pounds 60,900 from NERC (interactions between organisms at community boundaries in the uplands: responses to invertebrates to simulated changes in climate);
Dr P. Lund, Pounds 46,852 from MRC (manipulation of chaperone levels to improve protein production in E coli); Professors P. Butler and E. Taylor, Pounds 193,742 from NERC (factors contributing to reduced swimming performance of fish exposed to sub-lethal levels of pH and copper); Dr M. Smith, Pounds 130,531 from NERC (phylogeny of early vertebrates).
Dr E. Butler, Pounds 142,857 from the Commission (ultra high temperature ceramic matrix composites); Professor T. Bell, Pounds 72,979 from CEC (quantitative model for residual macro stress development during plasma nitriding); Dr A. Milner, Pounds 98,371 from the CEC (arctic and alpine stream ecosystem research); Professor G. Petts, Pounds 98,334 from CEC (European river margins - role of biodiversity in the functioning of riparian systems); Professor G. Foxall, Pounds 42,583 from EU via Cartermill International (Poland, Hungary action research for restructuring of the economy); Professors P. Hanson and J. Cooper, Pounds ,502 from Delegation of EC in Moscow (economic transformation in Russia: regional aspect); Professor E. Nienow and Dr C. McFarlane, Pounds 216,000 from EC (bioprocess scale-up strategy based on integration of microbial physiology and fluid dynamics); Dr M. Al-Rubeai, Pounds 234,640 from EC (apoptosis in cell culture); Professor R. Coates, Pounds 336,000 from EC (MAST 3);
Professor N. Brown, Pounds 83,615 from EC (development of new multisensing biosensors for detection of bioavailable heavy metals in solid matrices); Dr G. Boons, Pounds 63,869 from EC (design and synthesis of high affinity carbohydrate ligands); Drs E. Claridge and J. Newell, Pounds 31,203 from EC (solution avances pour le marche medical intra-hospital Europeen); Professor C. Gough, Pounds 35,471 from EC (Novel high Tc superconductors and multilayer structures).