Grant winners

May 22, 2008


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


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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