Grant winners

June 19, 2008

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

- Award winner: Henrik Sass

Institution: Cardiff University

Value: £240,953

Manganese reduction coupled to the oxidation of ammonium and sulphur - a geochemical curiosity or an important biogeochemical process?

- Award winner: Heiko Paelike

Institution: University of Southampton

Value: £264,134

Testing the amplitude and rapidity of carbonate saturation change and global climate during the high pCO2 Oligocene "cold house"

- Award winner: Stephen Parman

Institution: Durham University

Value: £401,714

Did catastrophic melting events control the evolution of the atmosphere-ocean-earth system?

- Award winner: Patrick Meir

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Value: £32,638

Separating soil respiration into autrophic and heterotrophic components in Peruvian montane rainforest

- Award winner: Greg Hurst

Institution: University of Liverpool

Value: £49,963

Comparative genomics of Arsenophonus, a bacterial component of arthropods

- Award winner: Mike Bonsall

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £33,434

Stochastic dynamics, inflationary effects and predator-prey metapopulations

MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

- Award winner: David Beeson

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £1,264,448

Genes, mechanisms, models and treatments for hereditary myasthenia

- Award winner: Adam Sillito

Institution: Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London

Value: £1,500,000

The functional organisation of directionally biased feedback influences from MT to V1 and the LGN

ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

- Award winners (institution): Steven Armes (University of Sheffield) and Fiona Meldrum (University of Bristol)

Value: £309,553 (Sheffield), £319,435 (Bristol)

Biomimetic synthesis of crystalline materials with composite structures

- Award winner: Paul Joseph

Institution: University of Ulster

Value: £323,876

The effects of nano- and molecularly dispersed additives on the flame retardance in some chain-growth polymers containing covalently bound phosphorus

- Award winner: Rein Ulijin

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £109,022

Designed peptide gels for 3D cell culture

- Award winner: Ian Hamley

Institution: University of Reading

Value: £309,237

Self-assembly of multiply responsive peptide copolymers

- Award winner: Adelina Ilie

Institution: University of Bath

Value: £407,447

Local electronic properties in carbon nanotube hybrids

- Award winner: Hajo Broersma

Institution: Durham University

Value: £500,921

Structural vulnerability measures for networks and graphs

- Award winner: John Evans

Institution: Durham University

Value: £309,918

New oxychalcogenides for electronic, magnetic and optical applications

- Award winner: Jianguo Lin

Institution: Imperial College London

Value: £299,097

A novel process: solution - Heat-treatment, Forming and cold-die Quenching (HFQ)

- Award winner: Jon Goff

Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London

Value: £253,826

Spin frustration and orbital physics in vanadates

- Award winner: Nenad Mladenovic

Institution: Brunel University

Value: £15,567

Variable neighbourhood search for clustering and data mining

- Award winner: Richard Catlow

Institution: University College London

Value: £1,497,042

Synthesis, design and function in new materials chemistry

- Award winner: Robin Dunbar

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £142,220

Developing theory for evolving socio-cognitive systems

- Award winner: Alex Yakovlev

Institution: Newcastle University

Value: £120,645

Side-channel resistant cryptographic IP for smartcards

- Award winner: John Ward

Institution: University College London

Value: £1,236

Creating a user-friendly transaminase toolkit.

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