Grant winners

September 20, 2012

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

Responsive Mode Grant Awards

Values are the amounts requested. Awarded amounts may differ

• Award winner: Robert Jackson

• Institution: University of Reading

• Value: £20,000

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

• Award winner: Mark Stevens

• Institution: University of Edinburgh

• Value: £358,000

Role of AKT1 and SIVA1 in resistance to avian salmonellosis

• Award winner: Jon Collinson

• Institution: University of Aberdeen

• Value: £183,000

An integrated experimental and theoretical approach to understanding corneal epithelial maintenance

• Award winner: David Murphy

• Institution: University of Bristol

• Value: £673,000

Bilateral BBSRC-FAPESP: Behavioural and neuroendocrine mechanisms regulating hydromineral homeostasis - a lifelong perspective

• Award winner: Kevin Painter

• Institution: Heriot-Watt University

• Value: £55,000

An integrated experimental and theoretical approach to understanding corneal epithelial maintenance

• Award winner: Dov Stekel

• Institution: University of Nottingham

• Value: £307,000

High throughput analysis of cell growth data from phenotype arrays

• Award winner: Nigel Scrutton

• Institution: University of Manchester

• Value: £700,000

Industrial chemicals of the monoterpenoid class realised through synthetic biology and pathway engineering

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

Project Grants

• Award winner: Chris Denning

• Institution: University of Nottingham

• Value: £412,735

Human pluripotent stem cell cardiomyocytes and hepatocytes with engineered genotypes for drug safety evaluation

Pilot Study Grants

• Award winner: Jurgen Schneider

• Institution: University of Oxford

• Value: £74,525

Feasibility of replacing invasive heart pressure measurements with non-invasive MR elastography to reduce rodent numbers in pre-clinical research

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Successful Rising Powers and Interdependent Futures research grants

• Award winner: Simon Deakin

• Institution: University of Cambridge

• Value: £535,336

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National Institute for Health Research

• Award winner: Conor Laurence Mallucci

• Institution: Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

• Value: £2,038,353

The British antibiotic and silver impregnated catheters for ventriculoperitoneal shunts multi-centre randomised controlled trial (The BASICS trial)

The commonest treatment for hydrocephalus is a ventriculoperitoneal shunt, but it carries risks of infection. This study will compare two new devices to try to reduce shunt infection - antibiotic-impregnated (Bactiseal) and silver-impregnated (Silverline) shunts - and try to establish which provides the most protection against infection.

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