Grant winners

May 29, 2008


The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council have awarded funding to seven new networks in synthetic biology. Where relevant to the projects, networks also have funding from the Economic and Social Research Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

- Award winner: Robert Edwards

Institution: Durham University

Value: £107,362

SPPI-NET: a network for synthetic plant products for industry

- Award winner: Alistair Elfick

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Value: £188,180

Standards for the design and engineering of modular biological devices

- Award winner: Antonis Papachristodoulou

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £108,017

From robust synthetic biological parts to whole systems: theoretical, practical and ethical challenges

- Award winners (institution): John Ward (University College London) and Irene Nobeli (Birkbeck, University of London)

Value: £141,362

Synbion: the UCL Network in Synthetic Biology

- Award winner: Natalio Krasnogor

Institution: University of Nottingham

Value: £84,715

SynBioNT: a synthetic biology network for modelling and programming cell-chell interactions

- Award winner: Derek Woolfson

Institution: University of Bristol

Value: £125,832

Synthetic components network: towards synthetic biology from the bottom up

- Award winner: Phillip Craig Wright

Institution: University of Sheffield

Value: £135,520

MATEs, or Microbial Applications to Tissue Engineering: an exemplar of synthetic biology


- Award winner: Sergey Lebedev

Institution: Imperial College London

Value: £1,929,733

Recreating the physics of astrophysical jets in laboratory experiments

- Award winner: John Cooper

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £402,872

High-resolution differential heat capacity measurements of cuprate superconductors and other correlated electron systems

- Award winner: Maurice Skolnick

Institution: University of Sheffield

Value: £2,947,452

Optical control of quantum states in semiconductor nanostructures

- Award winner: Phil Bartlett

Institution: University of Southampton

Value: £305,288

Plasmonic interactions in nano-structured voids

- Award winner: Alexander Lanzon

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £372,110

Advances in robust control methods; application to flying discs

- Award winner: Alan Kemp

Institution: University of Strathclyde

Value: £6,792

Diamond raman lasers

- Award winner: Chris Cooper

Institution: University of Essex

Value: £183,135

The magic of blood: shining light on chemistry, physics and bioengineering

- Award winner: Ilya Kuprov

Institution: Durham University

Value: £386,768

Polynomially scaling spin dynamics simulation algorithms and their application in NMR and spin chemistry

- Award winner: Jacek Brodzki

Institution: University of Southampton

Value: £11,086

New directions in noncommutative geometry

- Award winner: Adrienn Tomor

Institution: University of the West of England

Value: £342,479

A study of the fatigue behaviour and remaining service life of masonry arch bridges

- Award winner: Ricky D. Wildman

Institution: Loughborough University

Value: £56,849

Constitutive relations for granular flows

- Award winner: Olivier Bernus

Institution: University of Leeds

Value: £355,505

Three-dimensional optical imaging of cardiac electrical activity using alternating illumination

- Award winner: Brian Squire

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £197,508

Managing supply chain vulnerability: understanding the impact of supply chain design

- Award winner: Charles Adams

Institution: Durham University

Value: £711,697

Photonic phase gates using Rydberg dark states.

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