Grant winners – 24 September 2015

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

September 24, 2015
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Natural Environment Research Council

Research grants

Addressing a significant knowledge gap in fluvial system atmospheric CO2 efflux: the contribution from karst landscapes


Prioritised expression of stress-related proteins in environmental thermoadaptive responses of animals


Community consequences of introducing a biological control agent


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Research grants

Design mining: a microbial fuel cell pilot study


Cross-scale prediction of antimicrobial resistance: from molecules to populations


ImmunoHopping: creating new nature inspired cyber defences


Manufacturing automation within the supply chain to ensure patient safety


Novel collective phenomena in Majorana fermion devices


NC3Rs

National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research
Research grants

A non-mammalian model to study innate immune modulation of airways remodelling in asthma


Use of drosophila models to explore the function of asthma susceptibility genes


Development of an in vitro model of “pain”


In detail

Wellcome Trust

Award winner: Thomas Dixon
Institution: Queen Mary University of London
Value: £1.6 million

The Living with Feeling project

This project will explore how scientists and doctors, philosophers and politicians, patients and parents have grappled with emotions in relation to health. The team will connect the history and philosophy of medicine and emotions with contemporary science, medical practice and public policy to explore questions such as: who decides which emotions we should feel in order to be healthy? Research topics will include the anatomy of anger as a modern emotion and the relationships between religious, philosophical and scientific forms of therapy. “We will examine and analyse how different social groups have felt and perceived emotions like anger, worry, love, sadness, fear and ecstasy, in both the past and the present,” said Thomas Dixon, director of the Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary University of London.

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