Grant winners

May 22, 2008

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

The BBSRC and the French National Research Agency (ANR) have funded ten projects worth £6.5 million to boost European collaboration in systems biology. Each project has at least one UK and one French partner institution.

- Award winners (institution): Robert Sablowski (John Innes Centre) and James Bangham (University of East Anglia)

Value: £668,404.75 (JIC) and £293,792.56 (UEA)

Modelling growth and gene regulation in floral organs

- Award winner: David Fell

Institution: Oxford Brookes University

Value: £250,187.89

Multi-level modelling of mitochondrial energy metabolism

- Award winners (institution): Peter Bramley (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Graham Seymour (University of Nottingham)

Value: £296,310.91 (RHUL) and £129,588.90 (Nottingham)

A systems-biology approach to the elucidation of metabolic networks underlying health-based quality traits in tomato fruit

- Award winner: Robin Callard

Institution: University College London

Value: £443,801.22

Applied statistical and mathematical modelling of peripheral T-Lymphocyte homeostasis

- Award winners (institution): Robin Silver (University College London) and Volker Steuber (University of Hertfordshire)

Value: £653,848.15 (UCL) and £164,378.63 (Herts)

An integrative study of neural coding in the vestibular cerebellum: from cellular physiology to models of network behaviour

- Award winner: Andrew Millar

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Value: £336,034.76

Minimal models of the circadian clock in a novel biological system

- Award winner: Daniel Haydon

Institution: University of Glasgow

Value: £280,741.85

A systems-biology approach to integrating pathogen evolution and epidemiology

- Award winner: Michael Barrett

Institution: University of Glasgow

Value: £458,223.52

Metabolomic systems-biology analysis of differentiation in trypanosomes

- Award winner: Thomas Nowotny

Institution: University of Sussex

Value: £466,867.26

Olfactory coding in the insect pheromone pathway: models and experiments

- Award winner: Angela Douglas

Institution: University of York

Value: £403,532.06

Systems-level analysis of animal metabolism by multicompartmental graph and constraints-based modelling

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

The STFC has announced its latest round of grants under the PIPSS scheme, which aims to encourage knowledge transfer between academia, industry and other research organisations.

- Award winner: Neil Geddes

Institution: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Value: £198,791.11

Industrial research to integrate gLite (Grid software) into a platform for the commercial trading of computer resources

- Award winner: Philip Mauskopf

Institution: Cardiff University

Value: £268,108.25

Passive detector systems for far-infrared fourier transform spectroscopy and terahertz imaging

- Award winner: Andy Parker

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £117,5.47

Application for a PIPSS fellowship at the Cambridge Centre for Scientific Computing

- Award winner: Bob Bentley

Institution: University College London

Value: £87,948.85

Commercialisation of a tissue-equivalent proportional counter radiation monitor

- Award winner: George Fraser

Institution: University of Leicester

Value: £87,037.85

Spectral ID: exploiting optical-reflectance spectrometry.

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