Grant winners - 21 November 2013

November 21, 2013

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Research Grants

Dynamics and interaction of cell-polarity landmark proteins and the Cdc42 GTPase module: a systems approach

A population genomics approach to accelerating the domestication of the energy grass Miscanthus

Regulation of DNA damage signalling by autophagy in senescence

Control of seed and organ size by a ubiquitin-mediated signalling cascade


Leverhulme Trust

Early Career Fellowships

These offer salary costs for researchers at the beginning of their academic careers, providing them with the opportunity for advancement and enabling them to undertake significant pieces of original publishable research. The awards are worth up to 50 per cent of each fellow’s salary to a limit of £23,000.

Transitory monuments: the literary aesthetics of the railway station

Shallowism: Modernism and the idea of shallowness

Early career trajectories of STEM graduates in the UK and Germany

Understanding the mechanisms of active membrane transport: a synthetic approach for drug design

Research Project Grants

Causes and consequences of parasite infection in Myanmar timber elephants


Action Medical Research

Research Project Grants

Stillbirth: investigating maternal behaviours

In detail

Aneta Stefanovska, Lancaster University

Award winner: Aneta Stefanovska
Institution: Lancaster University
Value: £79,117

Autism spectrum conditions: improving diagnosis in young children

Evidence suggests that one in 100 children in the UK has an autism spectrum condition, or ASC. Diagnosis can take a long time and often follows a period of uncertainty when it is unclear whether the children being evaluated are on the spectrum. This project aims to develop a new way to diagnose ASCs in young children by assessing their brainwaves. About 40 children between 3 and 4 years old are taking part in this initial study, of whom half have recently been diagnosed with ASCs. The children’s brainwaves are being recorded over 20-30 minutes using electroencephalography. It is hoped that the study will pioneer earlier, quicker and more reliable diagnosis of ASCs, which may reduce the stress on families, cut medical costs and allow children to get the support they need sooner.

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