Grant winners

November 27, 2008


The BBSRC has announced the winners of the 2008 David Phillips fellowships for scientists who have demonstrated high potential and who wish to establish themselves as independent researchers.

Award winner: Sven Bestmann

Institution: University College London

Value: £750,612

Biasing influences on the motor system during action preparation: a multimodal neuroimaging-computationally informed approach

Award winner: Umber Cheema

Institution: University College London

Value: £565,374

Understanding how to engineer oxygen-dependent angiogenesis in 3D tissue models

Award winner: Henrik Ehrsson

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £1,136,486

Brain mechanisms of body ownership

Award winner: Samuel Fountain

Institution: University of Leeds

Value: £805,980

The cell biology of ATP signalling at intracellular P2X receptors

Award winner: James Fraser

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £887,732

Cardiac electrophysiological homeostasis

Award winner: Catherine Jopling

Institution: University of Nottingham

Value: £844,444

MicroRNA-mediated regulation of viral replication

Award winner: David Lyons

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Value: £768,646

Cellular and genetic analysis of central nervous system myelination in zebrafish

Award winner: James Murray

Institution: Imperial College London

Value: £500,251

Investigation of water oxidising catalysis for renewable energy

Award winner: Eugenio Sanchez-Moran

Institution: University of Birmingham

Value: £763,213

Integrating chromatin structure and global chromosome dynamics


Award winner: Darren Wilkinson

Institution: Newcastle University

Value: £267,698

Integrative modelling of stochasticity, noise, heterogeneity and measurement error in the study of model biological systems


Award winner: Anne Willis

Institution: University of Nottingham

Value: £822,464

The role of the RNA regulon in the control of gene expression


Award winner: Megan Davey

Institution: The Roslin Institute

Value: £1,119,807

Investigation of the role of the primary cilia and centrosome during signalling events in development, using the chicken mutant talpid3

Award winner: Vicky MacRae

Institution: The Roslin Institute

Value: £935,058

Characterising novel mediators of vascular calcification


Award winner: Keith Davies

Institution: Rothamsted Research

Value: £85,183

Genetic modulation of surface coat variation in Caenorhabditis elegans and its applicability to bacterial pathogenesis of plant parasitic nematodes


Five new UK/Irish research collaborations have been announced in a joint funding partnership between the AHRC and the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Award winners: Martyn Bennett and Micheal O'Siochru

Institution: Nottingham Trent University/Trinity College, Dublin

Value: £15,250

Oliver Cromwell and the transformation of Britain and Ireland

Award winners: Christopher Bertram and Cara Nine

Institution: University of Bristol/University College Cork

Value: £8,614

Theories of territory: resource rights, global justice and self-determination

Award winners: Jerome de Groot and Crawford Gribben

Institution: University of Manchester/Trinity College Dublin

Value: £7,960

Royalist and radical religion 1642-1660

Award winners: Alison Henry and Eithne Guilfoyle

Institution: University of Ulster/Dublin City University

Value: £10,735

Research network in linguistics

Award winners: Christina Lee and Catherine Swift

Institution: University of Nottingham/University of Limerick

Value: £15,731

Migration of Irish, Hiberno-Norse and other Gaelic-speaking populations in the Viking Age.

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