Grant winners

May 7, 2009


Six new research fellows in the creative and performing arts will share more than £1.4 million in funding from the AHRC. These fellowships - each worth more than £200,000 - will support creative artists in their field of study, aiding their work within a research environment.

Award winner: H. Barker

Institution: University of Exeter

Value: £245,315

Plethora and bare sufficiency: a new practice for a tragic theatre

Award winner: J.A. Crouch

Institution: University of Southampton

Value: £212,226

"The perfection of talent": the cello as chordal accompanist in simple recitative, 1750-1850

Award winner: J. Maynard Smith

Institution: Central School of Speech and Drama

Value: £230,258

Telematic theatres: usable technologies and the dramaturgies of global space

Award winner: T.M. O'Connor

Institution: Roehampton University

Value: £261,793

In conversation: exchange and relation in live art and performance processes

Award winner: C.F. Redgate

Institution: Royal Academy of Music

Value: £245,259

21st-century oboe: reactivating interactions between composers, performers and makers


In the latest round of funding from the Breast Cancer Campaign, 29 projects have received financial support worth a total of more than £2.7 million. Below is a selection of the winners, the remainder will be listed online.

Award winner: Louise Jones

Institution: Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Value: £106,180

Functional and clinical significance of loss of the tumour-suppressor MMP-8 in myoepithelial cells of DCIS

Award winner: Janine Erler

Institution: Institute of Cancer Research

Value: £99,185

The role of LOXL2 in breast cancer

Award winner: Adrienne Gorman

Institution: National University of Ireland

Value: £91,767

Identification of nerve growth factor (NGF)/p75NTR proximal adaptors in breast-cancer cells

Award winner: Dylan Edwards

Institution: University of East Anglia

Value: £89,406

Degradomic analysis of ADAMTS-15 targets in breast cancer

Award winner: Joy Burchell

Institution: King's College London

Value: £95,190

Control of expression of glycosyltransferases involved in O-linked glycosylation in breast cancer

Award winner: Colin McCowan

Institution: University of Dundee

Value: £123,961

A community-based longitudinal study on adherence to endocrine therapy and cancer outcomes

Award winner: Valerie Speirs

Institution: Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine

Value: £178,961

Investigating fibroblasts as mediators of breast-tumour progression using 3D models

Award winner: Stephanie Kermorgant

Institution: Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Value: £185,593

Spatio-temporal c-Met signalling in breast cancer

Award winner: Paul Mullan

Institution: Queen's University Belfast

Value: £205,524

Characterisation of p63 as a BRCA1 transcriptional target

Award winner: Paul Edwards

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £188,704

Chromosome rearrangements and fusion genes in breast cancer

Award winner: Rosemary O'Connor

Institution: University College Cork

Value: £181,564

Regulation of IGF-I and adhesion signalling in breast cancer

Award winner: David Meek

Institution: University of Dundee

Value: £162,688

Role of Mage-A proteins in suppressing TP53 function in breast-tumour development

Award winner: Katrina Lavelle

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £185,214

What role do older breast cancer patients play in decisions about surgery?

Award winner: Jason Carroll

Institution: Cambridge Research Institute

Value: £167,145

Characterising TLE1 as a pioneer factor in oestrogen-receptor action

Award winner: Alan Ashworth

Institution: Institute of Cancer Research

Value: £81,940

Targeting PI3K: determinants of sensitivity and resistance to PI3K pathway inhibition

Award winner: Fedor Berditchevski

Institution: University of Birmingham

Value: £201,326

Investigation into the role of tetraspanin6 (Tspan6) in tumourigenesis and metastasis

in breast cancer

Award winner: Marie McIlroy

Institution: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Value: £188,397

Transcription factor HOXC11, a novel SRC-1 binding partner; new pathways in endocrine resistance

Award winner: Paul Reynolds

Institution: University of St Andrews

Value: £20,000

Role of polycomb proteins in breast cancer

Award winner: Angel Armesilla

Institution: University of Wolverhampton

Value: £20,000

Novel molecular approaches to sensitise breast-cancer cells to paclitaxel-induced apoptosis

Award winner: Matthias Eberl

Institution: Cardiff University

Value: £19,944

The role of TRAIL in gamma/ delta T cell-mediated cytotoxicity towards breast-cancer cells

Award winner: Fumiko Esashi

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £20,000

Identification of novel BRCA2 interacting proteins

Award winner: Laurence Taggart

Institution: University of Ulster

Value: £19,992

The experiences of women with learning disabilities accessing breast-screening services

Award winner: Ingunn Holen

Institution: University of Sheffield

Value: £20,000

Tumour cell-bone cell interactions in breast-cancer bone metastases

Award winner: Eugene Tulchinsky

Institution: University of Leicester

Value: £19,665

Role of ZEB family members, ZEB1(DeltaEF1) and SIP1(ZEB2) in breast cancer

Award winner: Helen McCarthy

Institution: Queen’s University Belfast

Value: £18,600

A novel designer biomimetic vector for breast-cancer gene therapy

Award winner: Lorna Paul

Institution: University of Glasgow

Value: £17,324

Myofascial release to improve upper-limb mobility in women undergoing radiotherapy

Award winner: Anne Ridley

Institution: King’s College London

Value: £19,966

Regulation of Met receptor signalling by proteolytic processing

Award winner: Tina Rich

Institution: University of Glasgow

Value: £18,490

An assessment of PML isoforms as breast-cancer biomarkers

Award winner: Helen Pattison

Institution: Aston University

Value: £17,968

Development of an intervention to promote breast-screening uptake in Chinese-British women


Award winner: Nenagh Watson

Institution: Central School of Speech and Drama

Value: £228,209

The life and death of objects and puppets: immanence, intervention, presence and absence.

The fellowship will allow Ms Watson to study at the Central School of Speech and Drama, the only UK institution to offer BA and MA courses in puppet theatre. She will draw on notions of life and death to explore how puppets and objects in performance can be animated to give an illusion of life and how animators can affect this process. Her study will focus on the threshold where the lifeless becomes animate; memory within animation; tradition within ideas of the "living" and the "past"; and intimacy in engagement with puppets.

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