Grant winners – 12 November 2015

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

November 12, 2015
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Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Research grants

  • Award winner: Brian Willett
  • Institution: University of Glasgow
  • Value: £149,649

A viral pseudotype-based approach to measuring morbillivirus neutralising antibodies


Identification of novel inhibitory compounds targeting the master bacterial DNA replication initiation protein DnaA


Hybrid nanopores for single-molecule sensing


Economic and Social Research Council

Research grants

Human rights and information technology in the era of big data


Seminar series on genetics, technology, security and justice. Crossing, contesting and comparing boundaries


Royal Society

Wolfson Research Merit Awards

These awards are worth £10,000-£30,000 a year, which is a salary enhancement.

Development of an alternative approach to analytic number theory, and arithmetic


Catalytic C-H bond activation of aliphatic amines


Arts and Humanities Research Council

Afro-Asian networks in the early Cold War, 1945‑1960


Imperial entanglements: transoceanic Basque networks in British and Spanish colonialism and their legacy


The Emily Hobhouse letters: South Africa in international context, 1899-1926


In detail

Award winner: Mona Baker
Institution: University of Manchester
Value: £796,664

Genealogies of knowledge: the evolution and contestation of concepts across time and space

This project will explore how our understanding of some fundamental concepts – democracy, civil society, nation, natural law, human rights, equality, experiment, cause, evidence, truth, validity, expertise – has evolved. Key will be how translation has affected their transformation across centuries, languages and cultures. Little has been done to trace the genealogy of individual concepts or constellations of concepts through translation and retranslation. And mapping the evolution of key concepts in languages that have, at different times, attained a near global reach is difficult for we lack the analytical and computational tools. Greek thought has been influential, but strikingly so in Latin, Arabic and English translations. In exploring the translation of central concepts in humanities and sciences into these latter languages, and developing techniques to study translation phenomena from/into Greek, early Latin, medieval Arabic and modern English, the project will focus on key historical moments that have sparked transformations in the interpretation of such concepts across the past 2,500 years.

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