Grant winners

May 13, 2010

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

Japan Partnering Awards

This scheme will fund British and Japanese scientists in systems biology as it seeks to foster bilateral relationships. In collaboration with the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), the project will provide support for up to four years and assist groups in producing high-impact publications, new grant applications and reciprocal access to facilities. The amounts provided to UK winners by the BBSRC (listed below) will be matched by the JST for Japanese partners.

Award winners: Austin Smith and Hitoshi Niwa

Institutions: University of Cambridge and RIKEN Centre for Developmental Biology, Kobe

Value: £56,000

Systems biology of pluripotent stem cells

Award winners: Judith Armitage and Hisao Moriya

Institutions: University of Oxford and Okayama University

Value: £33,000

Biological networks

Award winners: Ken Haynes and Masaru Tomita

Institutions: Imperial College London and Keio University

Value: £51,000

Redox regulation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida glabrata

ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL

Award winner: Oliver Creighton

Institution: University of Exeter

Value: £159,514

Community and landscape: transforming access to the heritage of the Poltimore estate

Award winner: Gauvin Bailey

Institution: University of Aberdeen

Value: £91,162

Rococo architecture and spirituality in South America

Award winner: Terence Flaxton

Institution: University of Bristol

Value: £241,550

A knowledge-transfer fellowship in high-resolution imaging

Award winner: James Nicholls

Institution: Bath Spa University

Value: £33,295

Alcohol and public health: culture, policy and delivery

Award winner: M. Grierson

Institution: Goldsmiths, University of London

Value: £254,326

Sound, image and the brain: cognitive live-arts technology in contemporary game-oriented and accessibility paradigms

Award winner: Steve Barker

Institution: University of Nottingham

Value: £29,363

Beyond semantics: a theory of language in which semantics has no role in explaining how language functions

Award winner: Daniel Katz

Institution: University of Warwick

Value: £53,146

The poetry of Jack Spicer

Award winner: Michelle Montague

Institution: University of Bristol

Value: £25,306

Consciousness and thought: cognitive phenomenology

ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

Award winner: B.A. Wallace

Institution: Birkbeck, University of London

Value: £478,495

Parallel electrophysiological characterisation of sodium channels

Award winner: I. Manners

Institution: University of Bristol

Value: £204,017

Triblock terpolymers for self-assembled nanolithography

Award winner: B.M. Gibbs

Institution: University of Liverpool

Value: £172,405

Reception plate method for structure-borne sound sources

Award winner: G. Srivastava

Institution: University of Exeter

Value: £326,408

Phonon engineering of nanocomposite thermoelectric materials

IN DETAIL

Award winners: Dov Stekel and Naotake Ogasawara

Institutions: University of Nottingham and Nara Institute of Science and Technology

Value: £23,000

Diversification of transcriptional regulatory networks underlying the genetic variation of E.coli species

Using experimental and computing techniques, this project will explore how varying E.coli strains thrive in the human gut. Researchers from Nottingham will collaborate with scientists at the Nara Institute and the University of Osaka. It is hoped that the results will improve understanding of the biology of E.coli strains and aid international efforts to control future outbreaks.

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