Grant winners

March 17, 2011

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

• Award winner: Murray Grant

• Institution: University of Exeter

• Value: £485,000

Exploiting the growth-promotion and induced-resistance properties of Trichoderma hamatum for improved crop productivity

• Award winner: Chris Thomas

• Institution: University of Birmingham

• Value: £490,000

Novel hybrid anti-MRSA antibiotics from manipulation of the mupirocin and thiomarinol biosynthetic pathways

• Award winner: Satya Parida

• Institution: Institute for Animal Health

• Value: £872,620

Improving the quality of foot-and-mouth disease vaccines by understanding the correlation of vaccine-induced protection with humoral and cellular immune responses

THE LEVERHULME TRUST

Social studies (including anthropology, geography and social psychology)

• Award winner: Glyn Humphreys

• Institution: University of Birmingham

• Value: £118,132

Empirical and philosophical analyses of motion-induced blindness (MIB)

• Award winner: David Marshall

• Institution: University of Edinburgh

• Value: £41,508

Discursive families: a comparison of magazine advertising in two countries

• Award winner: Ayse Uskul

• Institution: University of Essex

• Value: £79,985

Promotion of healthy eating using visual perspectives in mental imagery

• Award winner: Patrick Leman

• Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London

• Value: £84,686

Ethnicity, learning and children's interactions at school

Fine and performing arts

• Award winner: Trish Belford

• Institution: University of Ulster

• Value: £111,648

Experimental archaeology meets textile design: the rediscovery of shadow tissues

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RESEARCH

NIHR PHR Programme

• Award winner: Paul Stallard

• Institution: University of Bath

• Value: £1,164,314

A randomised controlled cluster trial comparing the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a school-based cognitive behaviour therapy programme (FRIENDS) in the reduction of anxiety and improvement in mood in children aged 9/10

In Detail

• Award winner: Jürgen E. Schneider

• Institution: University of Oxford

• Value: £935,000

3-D histologically detailed reconstruction of individual beating hearts: tools and application

A team of Oxford and Imperial College London scientists aim to develop tools that can help to build detailed models of the relationship between the 3-D structure and mechanical function of any beating heart. Researchers will then be able to capture the interplay between these factors over time and in 3-D, improving our ability to understand how a healthy heart works and ultimately aid diagnosis and early intervention in heart disease.

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