Grant winners

July 14, 2011


Fellowship awards

• Award winner: Stewart Field

• Institution: Cardiff University

• Value: £40,360

Making sense of youth justice: a comparative study of Italy and Wales

• Award winner: Miles Larmer

• Institution: University of Sheffield

• Value: £66,282

Local identities and transnational conflict: the Katangese gendarmes and Central-Southern Africa's forty-years war, 1960-1999

• Award winner: Robert Collins

• Institution: Newcastle University

• Value: £20,838

The end of empire: the northern frontier in the 4th-5th centuries AD

• Award winner: Linda Flores

• Institution: University of Oxford

• Value: £33,087

Murderous mothers and maternal subjectivity in modern Japanese literature


Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships

These awards are worth £250,000 over four years.

• Award winner: Thomas Akam

• Institution: University of Oxford

The neural basis of goal-directed behaviour

• Award winner: Philip Ahern

• Institution: University of Oxford

Study of the host immune-metabolic-intestinal microbiota interface using a humanised mouse model of obesity

• Award winner: Betty Ying-Wen Chung

• Institution: University of Cambridge

High-resolution genome-wide analysis of small RNA-mediated translational regulation

• Award winner: Esther Arwert

• Institution: London Research Institute, Cancer Research UK

A leading role for macrophages in breast cancer metastasis

• Award winner: Michelle Leach

• Institution: University of Aberdeen

How does the pathogen Candida albicans sense heat and activate the thermal adaptation mechanisms that promote infection?


• Award winner: Chris Smith

• Institution: University of Cambridge

• Value: £60,000

The naked scientists - a launch pad for the physical sciences

In Detail


• Award winner: Jonathan Tedds

• Institution: University of Leicester

• Value: £816,096

To develop a Biomedical Research Infrastructure Software Service kit (BRISSkit)

BRISSkit will design a national shared service brokered by the UK education and research network JANET to host, implement and deploy biomedical research database applications that support the management and integration of tissue samples, clinical data and electronic patient records. Anonymised versions of patient-sensitive databases in the University Hospitals Leicester Trust are hosted for researchers by the University of Leicester's Research Computing Service team in IT Services. The team will work with stakeholders in biomedical research to deploy appropriate, secure, affordable and reliable services in this key area for the UK.

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