Grant winners

July 26, 2012

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

Responsive Mode Grant Awards

Values are amounts requested; funds awarded may differ.

• Award winner: David Goulson

• Institution: University of Stirling

• Value: £301,000

An integrated model for predicting bumblebee population success and pollination services in agro-ecosystems

• Award winner: Dawn Arnold

• Institution: University of the West of England

• Value: £248,000

Understanding how plant antimicrobial "hot zones" can accelerate pathogen evolution

• Award winner: Peter McGlynn

• Institution: University of Aberdeen

• Value: £306,000

Recombination and the clearance of replicative blocks - to bypass or not to bypass?

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Research Grants

• Award winner: Steven Reid

• Institution: University of Glasgow

• Value: £339,921

Bridging the Continental divide: neo-Latin and its cultural role in Jacobean Scotland, as seen in the Delitiae Poetarum Scotorum (1637)

• Award winner: Richard Bradley

• Institution: London School of Economics

• Value: £610,745

Managing severe uncertainty

WELLCOME TRUST

Wellcome Trust Investigator Awards

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

• Award winners: James Briscoe and Karen Page

• Institutions: MRC National Institute for Medical Research and University College London

Regulatory dynamics of vertebrate neural tube development

• Award winner: Claudio Alonso

• Institution: University of Sussex

The molecular regulation of Hox genes during animal development

• Award winner: Gabriel Waksman

• Institution: Birkbeck, University of London

An integrated study of a bacterial secretion nanomachine

LEVERHULME TRUST

Research Project Grants

Sciences

• Award winner: David Andrews

• Institution: University of East Anglia

• Value: £140,424

Electrodynamics of optically coupled and activated nanoparticles

• Award winner: Dmitry Skryabin

• Institution: University of Bath

• Value: £156,936

Nonlinear photonics of microcavity polaritons in periodic structures

• Award winner: Peter Crittenden

• Institution: University of Nottingham

• Value: £136,299

The ecology of mat-forming lichens - new vision using X-ray computed tomography

IN DETAIL

Jisc: University Modernisation Fund Shared Services and the Cloud Programme

• Award winner: Jonathan Tedds

• Institution: University of Leicester

• Value: £217,644

Pilot and sustain BRISSkit - Biomedical Research Infrastructure Software Service kit

The project has developed a set of open-source applications running on an Eduserv cloud supporting the Biomedical Cardiovascular Research Unit at Leicester. It involves contact management, electronic data capture, tissue sample inventory management, plus data warehousing and analytics. The service will realise a significant return on investment for the Leicester unit alone. The scheme will now be piloted in four other biomedical research groups, both within the University Hospitals of Leicester Trust and in external groups at University College London and the University of Birmingham.

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