Grant winners

September 3, 2009

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

In detail:

Award winner: Malcolm Bennett

Institution: University of Nottingham

Value: £1 million

BBSRC Professorial Fellowship

This five-year fellowship has been awarded to aid research into ensuring a sustainable global food supply for a growing population. Professor Bennett's team aims to identify the genes that regulate root architecture in the plant Arabidopsis thaliana, then use this information to manipulate equivalent genes in cereals, with the goal of altering their root architecture to improve nutrient take-up.

ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

Award winners: Richard Challis and Paul Wilcox

Institutions: University of Nottingham and University of Bristol

Value: £228,308 (Nottingham) and £226,123 (Bristol)

Enhanced ultrasonic 3D characterisation of composites using full-matrix capture of array data

Award winners: Anotida Madzvamuse and Philip Maini

Institutions: University of Sussex and University of Oxford

Value: £13,382 (Sussex) and £3,076 (Oxford)

Mathematical modelling of spatial patterning on evolving surfaces

Award winner: Carmen Domene

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £1,600

Coarse-grained molecular modelling of a biosurfactant

Award winner: Kai Bongs

Institution: University of Birmingham

Value: £892,681

Cold atom quantum simulator: Disorder

Award winner: Alexander Gorban

Institution: University of Leicester

Value: £10,165

Workshop "Coping with complexity: model reduction and data analysis"

Award winner: Gordon Hayward

Institution: University of Strathclyde

Value: £1,010,648

New imaging systems for advanced non-destructive evaluation

Award winner: Ian Strachan

Institution: University of Glasgow

Value: £16,032

Singular structures in Frobenius and tt* geometries

Award winner: Fiona Meldrum

Institution: University of Leeds

Value: £319,435

Biomimetic synthesis of crystalline materials with composite structures

Award winners: Dominique Lawrence and Mike Leschziner

Institutions: University of Manchester and Imperial College London

Value: £180,421 (Manchester) and £307,445 (Imperial)

Novel hybrid LES-RANS schemes for simulating physically and geometrically complex turbulent flows

Award winner: Christopher Gourlay

Institution: Imperial College London

Value: £101,575

Video microscopy of granular deformation and strain localisation in partially solid alloys

Award winner: Paul Harper

Institution: Cardiff University

Value: £344,269

MetSim: a hospital simulation support tool using meteorological information to improve planning and management of health services

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RESEARCH

The NIHR's Health Technology Assessment programme produces independent research on the effectiveness, costs and impact of healthcare treatments.

Award winner: John Campbell

Institution: Department of Primary Care, Peninsula Medical School

Value: £1,887,109

The effectiveness of telephone triage of patients seeking same-day consultations in general practice: a cluster randomised controlled trial comparing nurse-led and GP-led systems

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