Grant Winners

March 3, 2011

THE LEVERHULME TRUST

• Award winner: James Spencer

• Institution: University of Bristol

• Value: £47,911

Cfr, a radical SAM enzyme catalysing rRNA methylation at unreactive centres

• Award winner: Martin Lages

• Institution: University of Glasgow

• Value: £78,097

Perceived 3D trajectory of line motion

• Award winner: Carol Wagstaff

• Institution: University of Reading

• Value: £90,980

Identifying targets for improving the nutritional content of cruciferous crops

• Award winner: Paul Elliott

• Institution: University of Huddersfield

• Value: £93,034

Development of novel luminescent ruthenium, iridium and platinum cyclometalates

• Award winner: Andrei Malkov

• Institution: Loughborough University

• Value: £99,442

Kinetic resolution of secondary allylsilanes in the asymmetric allylation

• Award winner: Philip Schwyzer

• Institution: University of Exeter

• Value: £208,737

Speaking with the dead: histories of memory in English sacred space

• Award winner: Mary Lewis

• Institution: University of Reading

• Value: £230,410

Adolescence, migration and health in medieval England: the osteological evidence

• Award winner: Catherine Leglu

• Institution: University of Reading

• Value: £174,072

Genealogies, histories and translation: MS British Library Egerton 1500

• Award winner: Tarnya Cooper

• Institution: National Portrait Gallery

• Value: £248,114

Materials and techniques/functions and meanings: Tudor and Jacobean painting

• Award winner: Anne Hudson

• Institution: University of Oxford

• Value: £181,729

Mass production, clandestine circulation? Wycliffite Bibles in Oxford libraries

• Award winner: Guido Bacciagaluppi

• Institution: University of Aberdeen

• Value: £147,909

"The Einstein Paradox": the debate on non-locality and incompleteness in 1935

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RESEARCH

• Award winner: Jenny Shaw

Institution: University of Manchester

• Value: £191,675

The clinical and cost-effectiveness of diversion and aftercare programmes for offenders using class-A drugs - a systematic review and economic model

• Award winner: Pallavi Latthe

• Institution: Birmingham Women's Hospital Healthcare Trust

• Value: £1,095,162

Accuracy of bladder ultrasound (BUS) in the diagnosis of detrusor overactivity (DO): a study to evaluate if ultrasound can reduce the need for urodynamics

• Award winner: Andrea Nelson

• Institution: University of Leeds

• Value: £499,926

Concordance in diabetic foot ulceration

IN DETAIL

Principal award winner: Graham Moore

Institutions: John Innes Centre, University of Bristol, University of Nottingham, the National Institute of Agricultural Botany, and Rothamsted Research

Value: £7,000,000

Increase the diversity of traits available in wheat via a comprehensive pre-breeding programme

This project intends to help ensure the sustainability of wheat production in the UK and beyond amid a growing global population and a changing environment. This project will identify new and useful genetic variation from ancient sources of wheat germplasm to accelerate the genetic improvement of modern UK wheat. Through free and open international collaboration, including the coordination of similar initiatives across the world, the resources and insights generated will contribute to global food security. The main aim will be to identify genetic factors affecting wheat yield such as drought tolerance and resistance to pests and diseases. Using this knowledge, researchers will cross different wheat strains to produce the germplasm required for breeding. They will also generate a database of genetic markers for use in so-called "precision breeding".

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