Grant winners - 15 May 2014

May 15, 2014

Leverhulme Trust

International Network Grants

Instabilities in partially ionised prominence plasmas

  • Award winner: Balint Toth
  • Institution: University of Bristol
  • Value: £125,520

Laplacians, random walks, bose gas, quantum spin systems

Research Project Grants

A quantitative approach towards understanding the evolutionary cortical size regulation

Neurogenomics of perception


Arts and Humanities Research Council

  • Award winner: Paul Readman
  • Institution: King’s College London
  • Value: £777,581 (AHRC contribution)

The redress of the past: historical pageants in Britain, 1905-2016


Economic and Social Research Council

ESRC/DFID Joint Scheme for Poverty Alleviation Research

  • Award winner: Ian Harper
  • Institution: University of Edinburgh
  • Value: £444,230

New norms and forms of development: brokerage in maternal and child health service development and delivery in Nepal and Malawi


Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Research Grants

  • Award winner: Susan Francis
  • Institution: University of Nottingham
  • Value: £437,070

Gustotopic mapping in humans: a high-resolution fMRI study to assess detailed topography and modulations

  • Award winner: Zafar Bashir
  • Institution: University of Bristol
  • Value: £693,617

Understanding the hippocampal-perirhinal-prefrontal tripartite circuit in associative memory

  • Award winner: Carole Goble
  • Institution: University of Manchester
  • Value: £192,113

Delivering ELIXIR-UK


Royal Society

Wolfson Research Merit Awards

Awards are worth £10,000-£30,000 a year, which is a salary enhancement

  • Award winner: Sue Black
  • Institution: University of Dundee

The new biometric: your life in your hands

Understanding parasitism: survival and immunoregulation of parasitic nematodes

In detail

Malcolm Clench, Sheffield Hallam University


Award winners: Malcolm Clench (team lead), David Smith, Neil Cross and Laura Cole
Institution: Sheffield Hallam University
Value: £244,045

Labelled IMS-TAG proteins for quantitative mass spectrometry imaging

A technique to reduce the need for animal testing in pre-clinical research is being developed. In previous projects that looked at protein change in tumours after anti-cancer drug administration, researchers needed to be able to measure changes in protein levels to provide clinicians with an accurate picture of how tumours respond to treatment. “Under the usual method you would need around 25 mice for testing, but by using mass spectrometry imaging, only one mouse would be needed,” Professor Clench said.

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