Grant winners - 3 April 2014

April 3, 2014

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Research Grants

Joint estimation of epidemiological and genetic processes for Mycobacterium bovis transmission dynamics in cattle and badgers

Hsp90 as a modulator of pathogenicity, virulence and transmission in veterinary infections caused by Theileria and Babesia species

Neural basis of active sensation: role of primary afferents

  • Award winner: Karuna Sampath
  • Institution: University of Warwick
  • Value: £688,519

Functional RNAs in axis formation

  • Award winner: Stafford Lightman
  • Institution: University of Bristol
  • Value: £684,945

The mineralocorticoid receptor in glucocorticoid-mediated gene regulation: MR/GR interactions and chromatin accessibility as mechanisms

 

Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants

  • Award winner: Amanda Goodall
  • Institution: City University London
  • Value: £55,225

Leadership, the work environment and scientific productivity

  • Award winners: Alessandro Beber and Daniela Fabbri
  • Institution: City University London
  • Value: £65,074

Short-selling bans and bank stability: evidence from two crises

Sciences

  • Award winner: Michael Siva-Jothy
  • Institution: University of Sheffield
  • Value: £244,3

Characterising insect haemocyte function in vivo

  • Award winner: Mark S. P. Sansom
  • Institution: University of Oxford
  • Value: £171,571

Design of biomimetic nanopores

  • Award winner: Wolfgang Wuster
  • Institution: Bangor University
  • Value: £101,951

Going with the flow? The genetic and genomic basis for snake venom evolution

 

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

  • Award winner: Christian Voigt
  • Institution: University of Glasgow
  • Value: £97,299

Quantum groups and noncommutative geometry

In detail

Helen Lawton Smith, Birkbeck, University of London

European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme and Italian government

Award winner: Helen Lawton Smith
Institution: Birkbeck, University of London
Value: €400,000 (of €3.3 million)

TRIGGER: Transforming institutions by gendering contents and gaining equality in research

This five-country European initiative aims to raise women’s status in scientific and technological organisations, with a focus on those starting a career. “Women remain under-represented in scientific and technological fields,” said Helen Lawton Smith. “It is important to take action to address this inequality. As well as supporting women’s careers, we will study the impact of our actions.” Birkbeck’s project will include: observing potentially discriminating behaviours and recommending changes; promoting inclusion of women in external collaborations; and creating structural opportunities to commercialise women’s research and innovations.

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