Grant winners

October 16, 2008


Award winner: Malcolm Vale

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £721,073

The Gascon Rolls 1317-1468

Award winner: James Hegarty

Institution: Cardiff University

Value: £168,715

The history of genealogy, the genealogy of history: the family and the narrative construction of the past in early South Asia

Award winner: Roland Smith

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £644,290 The last statues of antiquity

Award winner: Michael Caesar

Institution: University of Birmingham

Value: £154,187

The Zibaldone Project: the first complete edition in English of the notebooks of Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837)

Award winner: Bjarke Frellesvig

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £826,715

Verb semantics and argument realisation in pre-modern Japanese: a comprehensive study of the basic syntax of pre-modern Japanese

Award winner: Mary-Ann Constantine

Institution: University of Wales

Value: £608,574

Wales and the French Revolution

Award winner: Michael Questier

Institution: Queen Mary, University of London

Value: £5,480

Who were the nuns? A prosopographical study of English convents in exile in the 17th and 18th centuries

Award winner: James Saunders

Institution: Bath Spa University

Value: £163,891

Words and music: defining the compositional and performance practice of text scores

Award winner: John Darlington

Institution: Imperial College London

Value: £152,975

Patterns of reference and networks of authority: classical and biblical citations and the production of a new canon in Early Modern culture 1500-1800

Award winner: Bill Wells

Institution: University of Sheffield

Value: £169,654

Phonetic design of overlapping speech in talk-in-interaction: a cross-linguistic study


Award winner: J. Masthoff

Institution: University of Aberdeen

Value: £105,930

The joking computer: an interactive language playground

Award winner: B. Nuseibeh

Institution: The Open University

Value: £24,422

Security and privacy for all

Award winners (institution): I. D. Abrahams (University of Manchester), C. J. Howls (University of Southampton)

Value: £15,7, £61,6

"Meet the mathematicians" outreach events

Award winner: I. Hardalupas

Institution: Imperial College London

Value: £524,022

How does primary liquid break-up determine the downstream spray characteristics of airblast atomisers?

Award winners (institution): G. R. Davis (Queen Mary, University of London), T. Wess (Cardiff University)

Value: £797,268, £501,824

High definition X-ray microtomography and advanced visualisation techniques for information recovery from unopenable historical documents

Award winner: M. Ghadiri

Institution: University of Leeds

Value: £364,621

Assessing the flowability of cohesive powders from a small sample quantity

Award winner: R. M. Morgan

Institution: University College London

Value: £9,593

Collaboration meetings with academics at the University of Western Australia and Canberra University and an international conference presentation of new research in Melbourne

Award winner: M. D. Bowden

Institution: The Open University

Value: £5,851

Grant in aid of supporting the Sixth UK Technological Plasma Workshop


Nine UK universities have received awards totalling almost £30 million to help create new, internationally competitive research facilities under the Capital Awards in Biomedical Sciences initiative.

Award winner: Ed Watkins

Institution: University of Exeter

Value: £3.6 million

Improving psychological interventions for mood and personality disorders: a translational research approach

Award winner: Irene Leigh

Institution: University of Dundee

Value: £3.5 million

Centre for Molecular Medicine

Award winner: Brian Sutton

Institution: King's College London

Value: £1.7 million

Centre for Biomolecular Spectroscopy

Award winner: Jennifer Kirkham

Institution: University of Leeds

Value: £1.1 million

Clinical and translational research unit at Leeds Dental Institute

Award winner: Mike Barer

Institution: University of Leicester

Value: £3.9 million

Faculty of medicine and biological sciences central research facility

Award winner: Janet Hemingway

Institution: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Value: £2 million

Fourth floor of new centre for tropical infectious disease; refurbishment of part of the existing LSTM building

Award winner: Jeff Errington

Institution: University of Newcastle

Value: £6 million

Bacterial cell biology building

Award winner: Nicholas Rawlins

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £2.1 million

Divisional centre for behavioural and systems neuroscience

Award winner: Jim Naismith

Institution: University of St Andrews

Value: £5 million

Biomedical sciences research complex


A total of £5 million in funding has been awarded to nine UK projects under a BBRSC-led scheme that aims to improve techniques for faster and more efficient development and manufacture of biological medicines.

Award winner: Zhangfeng Cui

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £480,559

Lyophilisation of proteins: an in situ study on structural changes and molecular interactions

Award winner: Tim Dafforn

Institution: University of Birmingham

Value: £416,200

An amphipathic reagent to extract, stabilise and purify proteins

Award winner: Royston Goodacre

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £402,612

Raman spectroscopy as a novel analytical bioprocessing tool for process analytical technology (PAT)

Award winners (institution): Chris Hewitt (Loughborough University), Lorraine Young (University of Nottingham)

Value: £376,648, £366,643

Developing scalable, standardised manufacturing methods for human pluripotent stem cells

Award winner: Ioan Notingher

Institution: University of Nottingham

Value: £543,484

Non-invasive biophotonics tool for phenotypic identification of pluripotent stem cells and their progeny

Award winners (institution): Colin Robinson (University of Warwick), Eli Keshavarz-Moore (University College London)

Value: £346,970, £334,424

Exploitation of the Tat export machinery for protein production by bacteria

Award winner: Nigel Slater

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £3,494

BRIC 2008: bioprocess intensification by microcapillary separations systems

Award winners (institution): Mark Smales (University of Kent), Daniel Bracewell (University College London)

Value: £323,538, £365,107

Integrating upstream host cell-line selection and development with improved downstream bioprocessing

Award winners (institution): Nicholas Willoughby (Heriot-Watt University), Paul De Sousa (University of Edinburgh)

Value: £310,945, £104,711

A novel characterisation and separation technique for pluripotent human embryonic and hematopoeitic stem cells.

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