Grant winners

June 11, 2009

ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL

Award winner: Joss Hands

Institution: Anglia Ruskin University

Value: £36,542

Exploring new configurations of network politics

Award winner: Antony Rowland

Institution: University of Salford

Value: £26,479

The future of testimony

Award winner: Robin Peel

Institution: University of Plymouth

Value: £29,353

Separateness and kinship: transatlantic exchanges 1600-1900

Award winner: J.M. Webber

Institution: Cardiff University

Value: £,5

Reading Sartre: on phenomenology and existentialism

Award winner: Peter Knight

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £37,355

Culture of the market network

Award winner: John Wynne

Institution: University of the Arts London

Value: £22,154

Bouncing off the walls: exploring architectural acoustics and the sculptural potential of sound and redundant technology

Award winner: Hamish Fyfe

Institution: University of Glamorgan

Value: £23,166

Story works - Cardiff, its hinterland, narrative and the new technologies

DR HADWEN TRUST

This UK medical charity funds research to replace the use of animals in research and promotes the use of non-animal techniques. It recently awarded two grants.

Award winners: V. Speirs and D. Holliday

Institution: University of Leeds

Value: £38,398

Validation and computer reconstruction of a 3D model of breast cancer

Award winners: O. Bandmann and H. Mortiboys

Institution: University of Sheffield

Value: £49,895

The study of fibroblasts as a new disease model for Huntington's disease to replace animals.

IN DETAIL

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Award winner: Richard Oreffo

Institution: University of Southampton

Value: £3.65 million

Combining stem-cell science and tissue engineering to study the development and repair of human skeletal tissue

For this collaborative project, lead researcher Richard Oreffo will team up with colleagues from Keele University, the University of Nottingham and Imperial College London to seek new treatments for orthopaedic problems associated with the elderly.

In an ageing population, problems such as fractures and bone loss are commonplace.

This study will combine stem-cell science and tissue engineering to look at the development and repair of human skeletal tissue.

Scientists on the five-year project will work to identify the key growth factors, matrix proteins and physical conditions that will enhance tissue regeneration.

Professor Oreffo will receive £1.66 million of the funding; Alicia El Haj at Keele will be given £670,000; Kevin Shakesheff at Nottingham will receive £1.12 million; and Molly Stevens at Imperial will gain £205,000.

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