Grant winners

January 17, 2008

The Wellcome Trust

Awards made for new clinical and joint basic/clinical PhD programmes as part of a £40 million investment in postgraduate biomedical research training, and designed for clinicians wishing to undertake research training.

- Award winner: Doreen Cantrell
- Institution: University of Dundee
- Value: Five studentships
A clinical PhD programme.

- Award winner: John Iredale
- Institution: University of Edinburgh
- Value: Five studentships
A clinical PhD programme.

- Award winner: David Lomas
- Institution: University of Cambridge
- Value: Five studentships
A clinical PhD studentship programme.

- Award winner: David Mabey
- Institution: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Value: Three studentships
International health for clinicians.

- Award winner: Charles Pusey
- Institution: Imperial College London
- Value: Five studentships
A clinical PhD programme.

- Award winner: Rajesh Thakker
- Institution: University of Oxford
- Value: Five studentships
WT clinical training fellowships for training academic physicians in basic science.

- Award winner: Peter Winstanley
- Institution: University of Liverpool
- Value: Three studentships
A clinical PhD programme at Liverpool University: Health priorities in the developing World.

- Award winner: Paul Stewart
- Institution: University of Birmingham
- Value: Three basic and three clinical studentships
Combined training programme: The immune system and its regulation in health and disease.

- Award winner: Paul Workman
- Institution: Institute of Cancer Research
- Value: Four basic and two clinical studentships
Programme in mechanism-based drug discovery.

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

- Award winner: R. Clarke
- Institution: University College London
- Value: £323,000
Studying the development of the neural tube.

- Award winner: E. B. Keverne
- Institution: University of Cambridge
- Value: £314,000
Co-adaptive evolution of brain and placenta: a template for foetal programming of adult phenotypes.

- Award winner: Z. Molnar
- Institution: University of Oxford
- Value: £514,000
Roles of non-coding and protein-coding genes in the evolutionary expansion of the cerebral cortex.

- Award winner: K. Baar
- Institution: University of Dundee
- Value: £354,000
An in vitro model to replace animal testing of muscle physiology and function.

- Award winner: M. W. Holderied
- Institution: University of Bristol
- Value: £531,000
Bats and moths in the real world: neuronal responses as adaptations to predation.

- Award winner: I. J. Russell
- Institution: University of Sussex
- Value: £475,000
A novel acoustic signalling system in mosquitoes: exploring the biophysical and neuro-physiological basis for interactive behaviour in an insect.

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

- Award winner: H. Liu
- Institution: University of Nottingham
- Value: £174,695
Mop fan and electrofilter: an innovative approach for cleaning product gases from biomass gasification.

- Award winner: J. M. Huntley
- Institution: Loughborough University
- Value: £429,988
3D strain field mapping of scattering media using wavelength scanning interferometry with application to damaged composites.

- Award winner: C. E. W. Hahn
- Institution: University of Oxford
- Value:£228,966
A new fibre optic intravascular oxygen sensor for measuring fast and dynamic arterial blood oxygen tension changes online.

- Award winner: J. R. Banerjee
- Institution: City University London
- Value: £182,239
New method for dynamic analysis of plates and plate assemblies.

- Award winner: K. Hammond
- Institution: University of St Andrews
- Value:£101,605
Adaptive hardware systems with novel algorithmic design and guaranteed resource bounds.

- Award winner: R. Woods
- Institution: Queen's University Belfast
- Value: £384,845
Adaptive hardware systems with novel algorithmic design and guaranteed resource bounds.

- Award winner: Q. Liang
- Institution: Newcastle University
- Value: £249,205
Adaptive mesh simulation of different scale flood inundation.

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