Grant winners – 29 June 2017

A round-up of academics awarded research council funding

June 29, 2017
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National Institute for Health Research

Health Technology Assessment Programme

Multicentre randomised controlled trial of “once only” flexible sigmoidoscopy in prevention of colorectal cancer morbidity and mortality

Thromboprophylaxis for lower limb immobilisation: an evidence synthesis

Evaluating alternative protocols for identifying and managing patients with familial hypercholesterolaemia: cost-effectiveness analysis with qualitative study

Public Health Research Programme

A cluster randomised controlled trial to investigate the effective­ness and cost-effectiveness of a structured health intervention for truckers (the SHIFT study)

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Research grants

Biosmobackwash: a new approach to counter biofouling in membrane filtration

Quantifying uncertainty in perturbed brain networks: towards a decision support tool for epilepsy surgery

Advanced Manufacturing for Sustainable Biodegradable Microbeads – BIOBEADS

Natural Environment Research Council

Research grants

Securing long-term ecosystem function in lowland organic soils (SEFLOS)

Controls over oceanic mesopelagic interior carbon storage (COMICS)

European Research Council

Advance grant

Evolution of multicellularity and somatic cell specialisation

In detail

Early career stage grant

Award winner: Constance Alabert

Institution: University of Dundee

Value: £1.1 million

Impact of DNA replication on epigenetics

“With the grant that I have just received, my group will have the opportunity to answer fundamental questions related to the maintenance of cell identity through rounds of divisions,” said Constance Alabert, principal investigator at the University of Dundee’s Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression. “During the next five years we will try to detect how cells duplicate their genetic and epigenetic material. “We will use this knowledge to uncover the molecular mechanism of cell fate. The prestigious grant from the ERC will provide me with the funding I need to carry my ambitious five-year plan. It will also help me to attract best national and international talents to work in my lab.”

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