Grant winners

September 11, 2008

ACTION MEDICAL RESEARCH

Award winner: Geoffrey Woods

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £139,871

The causes of microcephaly

Award winner: Frances Cowan

Institution: University College London

Value: £100,698

Stroke in newborns and language development

Award winner: Mark Kilby

Institution: University of Birmingham

Value: £105,970

Pregnancy complications linked to thyroid disorders

Award winner: John Forrester

Institution: University of Aberdeen

Value: £153,533

Corneal graft rejection

Award winner: Peter Kirkwood

Institution: University College London

Value: £60,995

Spinal cord injury - reconnecting severed nerve fibres

Award winner: Louis Lemieux

Institution: University College London

Value: £198,680

Epilepsy - brain scanning to aid surgery

Award winner: Dimitri Kullmann

Institution: University College London

Value: £152,934

Neurological disorders caused by faulty ion channels

Award winner: Robin Franklin

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £173,795

Multiple sclerosis and myelin loss in neurological diseases

Award winner: Michael Adams

Institution: University of Bristol

Value: £134,307

Osteoporosis and spinal deformity

Award winner: James Gilbert

Institutions: University of Hull and University of Sheffield

Value: £152,587

Speech restoration using sensors and computers

Award winners: Ed Dudley and Yamni Nigam

Institution: Swansea University

Value: £190,557

MRSA and C. difficile - identifying an antibiotic from maggot secretions

ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

Award winner: Adam Lee

Institution: University of York

Value: £1,351,103

Nanoengineered materials for clean catalytic technologies

Award winner: Caterina Ducati

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £323,072

Photon-assisted electron spectroscopy of nanostructures in the transmission electron microscope

Award winner: Chris Pickard

Institution: University of St Andrews

Value: £1,360,329

Ex nihilo crystal structure discovery

Award winner: Philip Moriarty

Institution: University of Nottingham

Value: £1,5,083

Digital matter - towards mechanised mechanosynthesis

Award winner: Daniel Alexander

Institution: University College London

Value: £1,408,319

Direct measurements of microstructure from MRI

Award winner: Daniel Bulte

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £654,065

Development of clinically viable, calibrated FMRI

Award winner: Vassili Fedotov

Institution: University of Southampton

Value: £592,915

Nanostructured metafilms: a new paradigm for photonics

Award winner: James Tucker

Institution: University of Birmingham

Value: £1,519,550

Functional DNA-based assemblies

Award winner: Winfried Hensinger

Institution: University of Sussex

Value: £1,3,222

Quantum technology with nanofabricated ion trap chips

Award winner: Tom Lancaster

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £426,496

Magnetism at the edge of stability probed with advanced muon spectroscopy

Award winner: Moon-Sun Nam

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £715,750

Thermoelectric effects in strongly correlated electron systems

Award winner: Samir Siksek

Institution: University of Warwick

Value: £559,340

Explicit higher arithmetic geometry

Award winner: Cecilia Mascolo

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £250,335

WILDSENSING: a hybrid framework of mobile and sensor nodes for wildlife monitoring

Award winners (institutions): Robert Hider (King's College London) and Paul Dobbin (University of Essex)

Value: £204,349 (King's), £252,852 (Essex)

Synthesis and biological studies of multifunctional dendritic conjugates of synergistically acting therapeutic agents.

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