Grant winners

May 1, 2008

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

- Award winner (institution): E.G. Nisbet (Royal Holloway, University of London) and A.C. Manning (University of East Anglia)

Value: £613,088

The South Atlantic/Southern Ocean carbon sink: is it significant and is it changing over time?

- Award winner: K.J. Flynn (Swansea University) and J.C. Blackford (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)

Value: £391,961

Partitioning C, N and P between particulate and dissolved phases during growth of phytoplankton at different pH

- Award winner: R.G. Williams

Institution: University of Liverpool

Value: £193,006

Sensitivity of ocean carbon cycling to anthropogenic emissions

- Award winner: D.J. Scanlan (University of Warwick) and M.V. Zubkov (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)

Value: £367,700

Metal composition of marine cyanobacteria - an indicator of niche adaptation and cell physiological state?

- Award winner: S.W. Parman

Institution: Durham University

Value: £26,332

Noble gas partitioning experiments at mantle pressures: proof-of-concept study

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Twelve new biomedical research units, worth £45 million, will be established as partnerships between universities and NHS trusts. Under the banner of the National Institute for Health Research, each will focus on translational research. Each will receive £3.75 million over four years.

- Partnership: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

University partner: University of Leeds

Musculoskeletal disease

- Partnership: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and MRC Institute of Hearing Research and University of Nottingham

Deafness and hearing problems

- Partnership: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Nottingham

Respiratory disease

- Partnership: Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust and University of Oxford

Musculoskeletal disease

- Partnership: Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust and Imperial College London

Cardiovascular disease

- Partnership: Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust and Imperial College London

Respiratory disease

- Partnership: Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

University partner: University of Sheffield

Musculoskeletal disease

- Partnership: Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Trust and University of Sheffield

Cardiovascular disease

- Partnership: Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Southampton

Nutrition, diet and lifestyle (including obesity)

- Partnership: Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Southampton

Respiratory disease

- Partnership: United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust and University of Bristol

Cardiovascular disease

- Partnership: University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust and University of Birmingham

Gastrointestinal (including liver) disease.

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