Grant winners

July 28, 2011

ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL

Fellowship Awards

• Award winner: Karen Leeder

• Institution: University of Oxford

• Value: £88,657

Spectres of the GDR: The haunting of the Berlin Republic

• Award winner: Suzanne Romaine

• Institution: University of Oxford

• Value: £55,1

Linguistic diversity, biodiversity and poverty: Global patterns and priorities

• Award winner: Abdulrazzak Patel

• Institution: University of Oxford

• Value: £60,126

The Arab Renaissance: the making of the intellectual and humanist movement

• Award winner: Neal Curtis

• Institution: University of Nottingham

• Value: £43,833

On sovereignty and superheroes

• Award winner: Marcos Martinón-Torres

• Institution: University College London

• Value: £74,975

The archaeology of alchemy and chemistry in the early modern world

THE WELLCOME TRUST

Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships

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

• Award winner: Stephen Fleming

• Institution: University of Oxford

Computational and biological foundations of metacognition

• Award winner: Kevin Maringer

• Institution: University of Bristol

Unravelling the interplay between dengue virus and the host unfolded protein response and interferon pathways

• Award winner: Laura Pearce

• Institution: University of Cambridge

Investigation of the molecular basis by which mutations in SH2B1 lead to human obesity and insulin resistance

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RESEARCH

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) programme

• Award winner: Paul Little

• Institution: University of Southampton

• Value: £237,537

Alexander technique and supervised physiotherapy exercises in back pain (ASPEN) feasibility study

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE REPLACEMENT, REFINEMENT AND REDUCTION OF ANIMALS IN RESEARCH - NC3RS

3Rs Research Funding Scheme

• Award winner: Roland Ashford

• Institution: Veterinary Laboratories Agency

• Value: £38,240

Pilot study: the use of gene expression profiles to predict protective immunity without the need for disease challenge

IN DETAIL

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme

• Award winner: Khalid Khan

• Institution: University of London

• Value: £1,779,269

Anti-epileptic drug (AED) management in pregnancy: An evaluation of effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and acceptability of dose adjustment strategies

Pregnancy can be stressful and dangerous, but the risks are even greater for women with epilepsy. Seizures during pregnancy are thought to negatively influence children, but so too is a mother's use of anti-epileptic drugs. There is conflict over the best way to treat the condition during pregnancy: administering the drugs in response to falling blood levels (preventive) or responding to clinical features such as worsening seizures (reactive). The study will compare the clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, safety and acceptability of the two strategies. By gauging how seizure severity varies between the methods, researchers hope to help women and their doctors decide which treatment is best for them.

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