Grant winners

June 17, 2010


ERASysBio+ scheme

Sixteen transnational projects have received EUR24 million (£20 million) in funding under ERASysBio+, an initiative involving ministries and funding agencies from 13 countries that seeks to coordinate national research in systems biology and agree a common European research agenda. The projects below are part of 13 UK-based schemes that will receive EUR7.7 million from the BBSRC.

  • Award winners: Andrew Cossins, University of Liverpool and Madan Babu, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
  • BBSRC funding: EUR660,000
  • Total funding: EUR1.2 million

GRAPPLE - iterative modelling of gen-regulatory interactions underlying stress, disease and ageing in C. elegans

  • Award winner: Peter Cook
  • Institution: University of Oxford
  • BBSRC funding: EUR460,000
  • Total funding: EUR1.8 million

EpiGenSys - system biological determination of the epigenomic structure-function relation

  • Award winners: David Whitmore, University College London and David Rand, Warwick Systems Biology Centre
  • BBSRC funding: EUR690,000
  • Total funding: EUR1.7 million

C5Sys - Circadian and cell cycle clock systems in cancer

  • Award winner: Henning Walczak
  • Institution: Imperial College London
  • BBSRC funding: EUR600,000
  • Total funding: EUR1.7 million

ApoNET - Systems analysis of death receptor signalling networks

  • Award winner: Hans Westerhoff
  • Institution: Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre
  • BBSRC funding: EUR250,000
  • Total funding: EUR2.5 million

livSYSiPS - the systems biology of network stress based on data generated from in vitro differentiated hepatocytes derived from individual-specific human iPS cells


Health Technology Assessment programme

  • Award winner: Samuel McClinton
  • Institution: Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
  • Value: £1,452,458

Use of drug therapy in the management of symptomatic ureteric stones in hospitalised adults: multicentre placebo controlled randomised trial of calcium channel blockers (nifedipine) and alpha blockers (tamsulosin)

  • Award winner: Bashir Matata
  • Institution: Liverpool NHS Trust
  • Value: £169,833

The impact of continuous haemofiltration with high-volume fluid exchange during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery on the recovery of patients with impaired renal function - a pilot study

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation programme

Efficacy and mode of action of mesalazine in the treatment of diarrhoea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D)

Public Health Research programme

Crime, fear of crime and mental health: evidence synthesis of theory and effectiveness of interventions


The effects of schools and SE interventions on health: evidence-mapping and syntheses - in collaboration with the universities of Bristol and Cardiff, this study will seek to determine the effects that schools and specific "school-environment" (SE) interventions have on the health of young people and consider their cost, feasibility and acceptability.

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