Grant winners

June 2, 2011

THE WELLCOME TRUST

Each winner will receive between £1 million and £3 million, with the total allocation worth £56 million

Investigator Awards

• Award winner: Jurg Bahler

• Institution: University College London

Non-coding RNA function in genome regulation and cell maintenance

• Award winner: Juan Burrone

• Institution: King's College London

Homeostatic plasticity: from synapses to the axon initial segment

• Award winner: Peter Donnelly

• Institution: University of Oxford

Statistical methods development and analysis of genomic data in health and disease

• Award winner: Mate Lengyel

• Institution: University of Cambridge

Normative neurophysiology

• Award winner: Dimitri Kullmann

• Institution: University College London

Synaptic neurology

• Award winners: Matteo Carandini and Kenneth Harris

• Institutions: University College London and Imperial College London

Integration of internal and external signals in sensory cortex

• Award winner: Peter Rothwell

• Institution: University of Oxford

Improving prevention of stroke by better understanding of existing risk factors and treatments

• Award winner: Klaus Okkenhaug

• Institution: The Babraham Institute, Cambridge

PI3K signalling in immunity and infection

• Award winner: Gavin Screaton

• Institution: Imperial College London

Studies of immunopathogenesis in dengue virus infection

See Times Higher Education next week for the remaining winners

IN DETAIL

• Award winner: Alister G. Craig

• Institution: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Cytoadherence-mediated pathology in cerebral malaria

About one million people die each year from severe malaria, mainly young children and pregnant women in low-income countries. This project will be examining why cytoadherence - the process whereby red blood cells infected with the malaria parasite adhere to the walls of blood vessels - leads to severe cases of the disease. Professor Craig hopes the project will help in the design of new treatments.

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