Grant winners - 17 October 2013

October 17, 2013

Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants

An investigation of ancient animal mummies using diagnostic radiographic imaging

The role of past human activity in structuring modern landscapes and soils

A bilingual thesaurus of Middle English and Anglo-French

Social sciences

  • Award winner: Giacinta Cestone
  • Institution: City University London
  • Value: £130,070

Internal labour and capital markets in French business groups


  • Award winner: Ramon Grima
  • Institution: University of Edinburgh
  • Value: £124,461

Pushing the frontiers of stochastic modelling in biology: intrinsic noise in non-dilute conditions

  • Award winner: Paul Harris
  • Institution: University of Brighton
  • Value: £101,947

A mathematical model of the formation and growth of cavities in the spinal cord


North West Cancer Research Fund

  • Award winner: Oliver Fleck
  • Institution: Bangor University
  • Value: £164,190

Functions of mismatch repair proteins in the cellular response to nucleoside analogues


Royal Society

Wolfson Research Merit Awards

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

  • Award winner: Lajos Hanzo
  • Institution: University of Southampton

Intelligent gigabit optical- and quantum-wireless information infrastructure

  • Award winner: Bruce Lipschultz
  • Institution: University of York

Developing plasma physics to tame the plasma-material interface for fusion energy

  • Award winner: Frances M. Platt
  • Institution: University of Oxford

Understanding and treating lysosomal disorders


Alzheimer’s Research UK

Emergence of cognitive impairment in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model: the role of NMDA receptor currents

In detail

James Geach, University of Hertfordshire

Royal Society University Research Fellowship

Award winner: James Geach
Institution: University of Hertfordshire
Value: £399,113

Exploring the molecular universe: the missing link of galaxy formation

This project aims to carry out fundamental research that will help to answer some of the biggest questions astronomers face. How did our Sun, and indeed all stars in the universe, form? How did galaxies form and evolve? The Milky Way is only one of the billions of galaxies that have evolved into an enormous number of different types over a time span equivalent to nearly three times the age of the Earth. Studying the differences in the properties of the various galaxies is central to our understanding of the universe and its contents. James Geach will study the gas content of very distant galaxies using cutting-edge astronomical facilities.

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