Grant winners

July 19, 2012

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Responsive Mode Grant Awards

The values listed represent the amounts requested; funds awarded may differ.

• Award winner: Philip Stevenson

• Institution: University of Cambridge

• Value: £500,000

Comprehensive mapping of rhadinovirus dissemination and persistence

• Award winner: Neil Mabbott

• Institution: University of Edinburgh

• Value: £367,000

Determining the role of M cells in TSE agent neuroinvasion from the intestine

• Award winner: Craig McArdle

• Institution: University of Bristol

• Value: £6,000

Decoding gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) pulse frequency

• Award winner: William Wickstead

• Institution: University of Nottingham

• Value: £331,000

Chromosome-segregation machinery in a basal eukaryotic system

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Research Grants

• Award winner: Philip Murphy

• Institution: University of London

• Value: £400,118

An oral history of the modern Commonwealth, 1965-2010

• Award winner: James Hegarty

• Institution: Cardiff University

• Value: £297,516

The story of story in early South Asia: character and genre across Hindu, Buddhist and Jain narrative traditions

Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust Investigator Awards

The awards will range from £1 million over five years to £3 million over seven years.

• Award winner: Jeff Errington

• Institution: Newcastle University

Chromosome segregation and cytokinesis in bacteria: mechanisms and regulation

• Award winners: Andrew T. Hattersley and Sian Ellard

• Institution: University of Exeter

New insights from neonatal diabetes

• Award winners: Guy A. Rutter

• Institution: Imperial College London

Understanding pancreatic beta cell dysfunction in diabetes

Economic and Social Research Council

Research Seminar Awards

Social policy

• Award winner: Vivienne Cree

• Institution: University of Edinburgh

• Value: £17,980

Revisiting moral panics: a critical examination of 21st-century social issues and anxieties

• Award winner: Mary Larkin

• Institution: University of Edinburgh

• Value: £15,299

Carers in the 21st century: developing the evidence base


European Commission FP7 Cooperation Programme

• Award winner: Johann de Bono

• Institution: Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

• Value: €800,000

Circulating tumour cells therapeutic apheresis (CTCtrap): a novel biotechnology enabling personalised therapy for all cancer patients

The project is part of a pan-European programme to develop a way of screening for cancer cells that have evaded treatment. The institute will work alongside 10 other bodies on methods of detecting circulating tumour cells (CTCs) to assess whether treatment has successfully eradicated cancers. The "CTC trap" will filter patients' blood and should allow doctors to predict the risk of cancers spreading to new sites in the body, hopefully allowing them to adjust treatment accordingly.

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