Grant winners

November 22, 2012


Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation programme

  • Award winner: Costantino Pitzalis
  • Institution: University of London
  • Value: £1,002,635

Developing a novel, biopsy-based diagnostic for patient stratification: a randomised, open-labelled study in anti-TNF alpha inadequate responders to investigate the mechanisms for response, resistance to rituximab versus tocilizumab in rheumatoid arthritis patients


Research Project Grants


A robust toolbox for exoplanet data analysis

Are viruses major ecological and evolutionary drivers of microbial community change in low-temperature habitats?

  • Award winner: Alison Baker
  • Institution: University of Leeds
  • Value: £225,906

Synthetic organelles: manipulating peroxisome protein import to create designer compartments

Characterising the functional spectrum of the mosquito GABA receptor

  • Award winner: Natalie Hempel de Ibarra
  • Institution: University of Exeter
  • Value: £237,467

How insects learn: the fixed and variable components of bumblebee learning flights


Professorial Fellowship Awards

  • Award winner: Tim Jackson
  • Institution: University of Surrey
  • Value: £439,204

Prosperity and Sustainability in the Green Economy (PASSAGE)

  • Award winner: Mike Burton
  • Institution: University of Aberdeen
  • Value: £406,815

Variability as a route to understanding face recognition

  • Award winner: Liz Stanley
  • Institution: University of Edinburgh
  • Value: £381,324

Whites writing whiteness: letters, domestic figurations and representations of whiteness in South Africa 1770s-1970s

  • Award winner: Mike Savage
  • Institution: London School of Economics
  • Value: £494,533

Social and cultural inequalities in Britain: a relational analysis

Global Uncertainties Leadership Fellowships

  • Award winner: Caroline Rooney
  • Institution: University of Kent
  • Value: £372,714

Imagining the common ground: utopian thinking and the overcoming of resentment and distrust


  • Award winner: Tom Sorrell
  • Institution: University of Birmingham
  • Value: £297,121

Ethics and security: terrorism and transnational organised crime

This project will focus on cross-cutting issues in preventive policing in international counterterrorism and serious crime, including the use of surveillance and infiltration, the meaning of "proportionality", and tensions between paradigms of security and justice in the criminalisation of some offences. It aims to identify and explain different understandings of "terrorism" and to suggest how these should be reflected in public policy. This work will inform other Global Uncertainties projects that seek to detect patterns of behaviour that may indicate criminal conspiracy or a tendency to violence and seek to identify suspects quickly. Such work carries ethical risks. The venture will also interact with other Global Uncertainties projects, UK and European security companies and ethicists.

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