Grant winners

October 18, 2012

ACTION MEDICAL RESEARCH

Research grants

Down's syndrome and obstructive sleep apnoea: better screening might stop unnecessary suffering

  • Award winner: Erol Gaillard
  • Institution: University of Leicester
  • Value: £133,642

Does fungal infection contribute to the severity of asthma in children?

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

Responsive mode grant awards

Values are the amounts requested. Awarded amounts may differ

  • Award winner: Ronald Hay
  • Institution: University of Dundee
  • Value: £302,000

Mechanism of poly-SUMO chain recognition by the ubiquitin ligase RNF4

  • Award winner: Sergey Krivov
  • Institution: University of Leeds
  • Value: £290,000

High-resolution free-energy landscape analysis of protein folding dynamics

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

Project grant

  • Award winner: Michael Mendl
  • Institution: University of Bristol
  • Value: £332,388

Development and validation of an automated test of animal affect and welfare for laboratory rodents

LEVERHULME TRUST

Research project grants

Sciences

Geometrical description of free-surface singularities and cusp universality

  • Award winner: Thomas Ellis
  • Institution: Imperial College London
  • Value: £78,215

Organised natural structures using synthetic biology

  • Award winner: Katharine Hendry
  • Institution: Cardiff University
  • Value: £75,142

Southern Ocean sponges: the link between biogeography and geochemistry

Humanities

  • Award winner: Jeff Oliver
  • Institution: University of Aberdeen
  • Value: £159,367

European migrant landscapes and intercultural relations in western Canada

Social sciences

  • Award winner: Patricia Justino
  • Institution: Institute of Development Studies
  • Value: £64,635

Community cooperation in post-conflict Bosnia: coping strategies and violence

IN DETAIL

  • Award winner: Gerard Gilmore
  • Institution: University of Cambridge
  • Value: £262,680

The Gaia-ESO survey: quantifying the formation and evolution of the Milky Way

This project will use 300 nights on one of the European Southern Observatory's four 8.2m Very Large Telescopes to make the next big step in delivering the first fair census of the Milky Way. Managing the volume of data requires a consortium of more than 300 people from 90 institutions, and is itself an organisational challenge. To answer big questions such as "How did our Milky Way grow from a ripple in the primordial Universe to what it is today?" we need to know the current state of our galaxy. Defining that for all the identifiable constituent parts of the Milky Way is the goal of this survey, which is itself the first step on the road to fully comprehending the results from the European Space Agency satellite Gaia, due for launch in 2013.

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