Grants

August 9, 1996

UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM. Research contracts

Drs B. Leadbeater and M. Callow, Pounds 79,182 from Anglian Water Services Ltd (extension of GAC bed life: role of microbial biofilms and backwashing on water quality); Dr R. Lehrle, Pounds 78,194 from British Nuclear Fuels (effects of high energy radiation on the thermal and oxidative stability of oils and polymers);

Dr J. Percy, Pounds 117,000 from Zeneca Corporate Research and Technology (regioselective reactions of ambident nucleophiles); Professor K. Harris, Pounds 47,4 from Ciba-Geigy plc (powder X-ray diffraction studies of pigments); Dr M. Charles, Pounds 94,290 from Westlakes Research (Trading) Ltd (project on neutron dose risks); Professor T. Beynon, Pounds 52,086 from Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (computational neutronics modelling of ISIS and ESS target assemblies); Professor A. Willmore and Dr J. Wilson, Pounds 45,713 from Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (support of Starlink major node); Professor J. Orford Pounds 433,8 (community cohort study of heavy drinkers); Dr A. McCrae, Pounds 83,842 from Severn Trent Water (improved procedures for sensory monitoring of drinking water at treatment works).

Dr K. Barber, Pounds 103,117 from the British Academy (role of print and electronic media in constitution of new religious publics in Yorubaland); Dr R. Batley, Pounds 70,000 from Overseas Development Administration (role of government in adjusting economies); Dr E. Butler, Pounds 62,326 from DRA Maritime Division (advanced complex oxide fibres for use at temperatures in excess of 1400 degrees centigrade); Professor J. Campbell, Pounds 60,000 from Cosworth Castings (Cosworth process casting); Professors T. Dean and M. Loretto, Pounds 31,000 from Inco Engineered Products Ltd (LINK: nett-shape forging of titanium alloy aerofoil sections)

Professor F. Hobbs, Pounds 678,969 from S. G. Warburg Group plc (communication research and cobuild project); Dr H. Earl, Pounds 96,000 from Pharmacia Ltd (exemestane in advanced breast cancer); Dr G. Thorpe and Mr R. Bunce, Pounds 40,597 from Birmingham Research and Development Ltd (WATL research project (Spectral)); Dr L. Piddock, Pounds 31,788 from Bayer AG (investigation into the molecular epidemiology of gyrA mediated quinolone-resistance in Campylocacter Species isolated from man, animals and foodstuffs); Dr S. Bain, Pounds 36,000 from West Midlands Health (investment in research and development infrastructure); Professor F. Hobbs, Mrs R. Salter and Dr D. Fitzmaurice, Pounds 34,837 from West Midlands Health (primary care based health technology assessment of two delivery systems for inhaled steroid therapy in the treatment of chronic asthma); Dr D. Kelly, Pounds 108,061 from South Birmingham Health Authority (clinical research fellow in paediatric liver disease); Dr C. Grainger, Pounds 41,343 from West Midlands Health (review of junior doctor's morale and doctor wastage rates).

Dr M. Gilthorpe, Pounds 26,519 from West Midlands Health (Reginet post); Drs C.Macarthur, H. Winter, D. Bick and Y. Carter, Pounds 326,437 from Department of Health (NHS Executive) (redesigning postnatal care: a randomised controlled trial); Professor J. Neoptolemos, Pounds 25,650 from Glaxo Wellcome (clinical trials on Wellcome's product Panorex) and Pounds 29,441 from British Biotech Pharmaceuticals Ltd (trial study no. C03/IVB/104 with BB-2516); Dr J. Bion, Pounds 371,245 from West Midlands Health (clinical audit and research activity concerning clinical work undertaken by NHS in West Midlands); Dr T. Sorahan, Pounds ,489 from Health and Safety Executive (childhood leukaemia in offspring of sewing machinists).

Dr J. Newbury, Pounds 257,149 from ODA (use of molecular markers to enhance management of rice germoplasm collections and their utilisation for rice development); Dr C. Pann, Pounds 110,800 from Unipath Ltd (recombinant diagnostic antigens of helicobacter pylori); Dr C. Mayhew, Pounds 100,000 from Ministry of Defence (gas-phase ion-molecule reactions); Dr M. Gleeson, Pounds 95,600 from Sports Council (effects of repeated intense exercise and exercise-induced muscle damage on markers of immune system status in athletes); Dr S. Harrad and Professor R. Harrison, Pounds 97,703 from West Midlands Health (purchase of mass spectrometric instrumentation: investment in research and development infrastructure);

Professor A. Cox, Pounds 37,460 from London Underground and Pounds 37,460 from Railtrack plc (optimal form of contract and dispute resolution in the UK construction industry); Mr D. Mullins, Pounds 57,235 from Housing Corporation (common housing registers - an evaluation and analysis of current practice); Messrs J. Walker, S. Delay and A. Marsh, Pounds 37,300 from Department of the Environment (challenges to local authority audits); Ms D. Hennessy, Pounds 24,925 from NHS Executive (nurse practitioner scoping study for South Thames RHA); Professor H. Thomas, Pounds 95,102 from West Midlands Health (development of regional network of health promoting schools and evaluate effectiveness of schools based health education); Professor A. Nienow and Dr C. Thomas, Pounds 96,200 from Novo Nordisk (impacts of mechanical forces and cellular differentiation on medium rheology and synthesis of heretologous proteins); Professor P. Fryer, Pounds 57,000 from Cadbury Ltd (application of computational flow and heat transfer techniques to chocolate manufacture) and Pounds 97,674 from Campden Food and Drink Research Association (methodologies for studying heating and cooling of mixtures of solids and liquids in heat exchangers); Dr T. Button, Pounds 30,000 from Rolls Royce plc (integrated planar solid oxide fuel cells); Dr D. Fitzmaurice, Pounds 80,000 from Astra Hassle (primary care based health technology assessment of two delivery systems of inhaled steroid therapy in the treatment of chronic asthma); Professor D. Kerr, Pounds 33,020 from Medac (MKT5 in advanced carcinomas: a phase 1 study)

Professor F. Hobbs, Pounds 723,886 from West Midlands Health (primary care initiative); Dr C. Bradley, Pounds 39,576 from the Department of Health (audit evaluating effectiveness of FHSA professional advisers); Drs S. Walters, G. McGregor and Professor R. Harrison, Pounds 8,957 from Department of Health (effect of fine particulate air pollution and acid aerosols on respiratory function and symptoms in schoolchildren); Professor P. Hutton, Pounds 39,626 from Pharmacia Ltd (open study of recovery after Eltanolene as compared to Propofol); Dr G. Thorpe, Pounds 157,773 from Medical Devices Agency (evaluation of glucose devices); Drs T. Southwood and S. Young, Pounds 128,017 from South and West Regional Health Authority (evaluation of disease education for children with chronic arthritis); Professor M. Whittle, Pounds 96,307 from Perinatal Audit (clinical training in perinatal research); Professor J. Neoptolemos, Pounds 55,175 from British Biotech Pharmaceuticals Ltd (phase II double-blind, randomised study to evaluate efficacy of lexipafant in patients with acute pancreatitis); Dr P. Lund, Pounds 68,485 from Celltech Ltd (manipulation of chaperone levels to improve soluble protein production in E coli); Dr L. Macaskie, Pounds 29,933 from British Nuclear Fuels (metal ion removal from liquid effluents using microbes); Professor J. Stoddart, Pounds 88,800 from British Nuclear Fuels (Rotaxane sensors).

Research grants Dr J. West, Pounds 84,118 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (lateral dispersion of suspended sediment between main channels and rivers); Dr P. Bowen, Pounds 123,722 from the EPSRC (fatigue crack growth model composites). to be continued

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