Grant Winners

September 30, 2010

THE LEVERHULME TRUST

RESEARCH PROJECT GRANTS

Basic sciences

Award winner: Hui Lu

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £157,487

Towards an understanding of weak and transient protein-protein interactions

Award winner: Joseph Harrity

Institution: University of Sheffield

Value: £106,634

Conjunctive reagents towards a novel molecular toolbox

Award winner: Francis Keenan

Institution: Queen's University Belfast

Value: £157,536

In the blink of an eye: high-speed observations of the Sun and other stars

Award winner: Richard Syms

Institution: Imperial College London

Value: £169,004

Optical field gradients in solution chemistry

Award winner: William James Parnell

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £228,721

The influence of microstructure on wave and front propagation through heterogeneous media

Award winner: Ian Penton-Voak

Institution: University of Bristol

Value: £150,143

Dynamic beauty: studying social impressions with realistic stimuli

Award winner: Rob Wilson

Institution: University of St Andrews

Value: £249,759

Reconstructing 8,000 years of environmental and landscape change in the Cairngorms

Award winner: Konstanze Rietsch

Institution: King's College London

Value: £104,0

A Lie-theoretic approach to derived categories of flag varieties

Award winner: Julie Gough

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £189,360

Substrate control of cell shape and effect on gene expression

Award winner: Guillaume Rousselet

Institution: University of Glasgow

Value: £116,899

Effects of age, luminance and pupil size on retinal and cortical processing speed

Award winner: Benjamin Ward

Institution: Cardiff University

Value: £151,034

Chiral calcium complexes: green catalysts for the future

Award winner: Andrew Smith

Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London

Value: £117,178

Sensory integration in human brain areas involved in monitoring self-motion

Award winner: Peter Bernath

Institution: University of York

Value: £212,922

Molecules in cool stars, brown dwarfs and exoplanets

Award winner: Graham Worth

Institution: University of Birmingham

Value: £123,390

Developing on-the-fly quantum dynamics for proton transfer in enzyme catalysis

Award winner: Chris Cooper

Institution: University of Essex

Value: £208,935

Gas signalling and biological energy

Award winner: Pietro Ballone

Institution: Queen's University Belfast

Value: £206,668

Sensing atomic-scale electric fields by self-organised lipid layers on mercury

Award winner: Martha Clokie

Institution: University of Leicester

Value: £124,846

Functional viromics of Cyanobacterium Synechococcus WH7803 infection by S-PM2

Award winner: Patrick Lemoine

Institution: University of Ulster

Value: £100,280

Role of ionic buffer and protein sheet on the toughness of mature enamel

Award winner: Mike Finnis

Institution: Imperial College London

Value: £228,914

Quantum mechanics of dislocations and grain boundaries in alumina

Award winner: Steven Andrews

Institution: University of Bath

Value: £95,780

Terahertz circular dichroism spectroscopy

Award winner: Ralph Kenna

Institution: Coventry University

Value: £85,742

Mythological networks

Award winner: Stefan Hollands

Institution: Cardiff University

Value: £53,420

Quantum field theory on curved spacetimes, the operator expansion and dark energy

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Humanities (international networks)

Award winner: Angeliki Lymberopoulou

Institution: The Open University

Value: £176,600

Damned in hell in the frescoes of Venetian-dominated Crete (13th-17th centuries)

Crete was ruled by the Venetians from 1211 until 1669. A culturally prolific period, it provides one of the most prolonged case studies in cultural interaction between two groups - the native Greek Orthodox population and the Venetian colonists. A lasting monument to this era comprises the 750 surviving churches with fresco decorations. No fewer than 77 of these fresco cycles contain representations of hell and these form the focus for this study. The team hopes to provide material for future research in key iconographic subjects to understand their social and historic context.

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