Grant winners

August 4, 2011


Research Grants (Standard and Early Career) scheme

• Award winner: Barry James Rodger

• Institution: University of Strathclyde

• Value: £106,405.60

Competition litigation across the EU 1999-2009: A comparative analysis, focusing on consumer redress

• Award winner: Johannes van de Koot

• Institution: University College London

• Value: £95,951.20

Antecedent priming in sentences with neutral scrambling: Evidence from Dutch and German


Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships

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

• Award winner: David Owald

• Institution: University of Oxford

Making memories in the mushroom bodies

• Award winner: Bridget Penman

• Institution: University of Oxford

Epistasis and the genetics of disease resistance

• Award winner: Florian Stengel

• Institution: Institute of Cancer Research

The assembly mechanism of higher order protein assemblies


3Rs Research Funding Scheme

• Award winner: Stuart Baker

• Institution: Newcastle University

• Value: £71,983

Wireless high-bandwidth trans-cutaneous signal transmission

• Award winner: Matt Leach

• Institution: Newcastle University

• Value: £247,726

The assessment of pain using facial expressions in laboratory mice, rats, rabbits and macaques

• Award winner: Eric Hill

• Institution: Aston University

• Value: £73,514

Pilot study investigating the use human stem cell-derived neurons in toxicity testing

• Award winner: Andrew Jackson

• Institution: Newcastle University

• Value: £73,513

Pilot study: A fully automated system for positive reinforcement training of group-housed non-human primates


Service Delivery and Organisation (SDO) programme

• Award winner: Christine McCourt

• Institution: City University London

• Value: £288,669

An organisational study of Alongside Midwifery Units: a follow-on study from the Birthplace in England Programme

In Detail

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme

• Award winner: Ian Williamson

• Institution: University of Southampton

• Value: £617,137

An open, randomised study of autoinflation in school-age children (4-11 years) with otitis media with effusion (OME) in primary care

OME is the most common chronic childhood condition and the most common reason for childhood surgery. Current treatments are costly and often ineffective, but there is evidence that the proportion of children convalescing naturally could be significantly increased with use of "autoinflation". This involves blowing up a balloon, or otovent device, through each nostril thrice daily to correct negative pressures behind the eardrum. It is predicted that this will halt the condition's progress and avoid the need for surgery. Researchers will gauge clinical and cost-effectiveness by the proportion of child sufferers who have OME resolved at one month.

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