January 2, 1998

Cambridge University

Development Office in the United States

The William H. Gates Foundation has made a grant of $20 million for the design and construction of a new computer laboratory.

University of Dundee


Dr I. Holt, Pounds 80,381 from Wellcome Trust (study of bioenergetic consequences of mitochondrial DNA mutations in neurological disease); Professor P. Cohen, Pounds 66,672 from Wellcome Trust (identification of a novel protein kinsase cascade that mediates the action of insulin) and Pounds 37,960 from British Diabetic Association (investigation of the role of the skeletal muscle glycogen binding sununit of protein phosphatase I in insulin resistance and hypersecretion of insulin); Professor D. Lilley, Pounds 113,110 from Cancer Research Campaign (study of CRC nucleic acid structure research group); Dr D. Brighty, Pounds 50,000 from the Misses Barrie Charitable Trust (study of biochemical and genetic analysis of HIV-1 structural gene expression); Professor C. Wolf, Pounds 50,000 from the Misses Barrie CT (biochemical and genetic analysis of HIV-1 structural gene expression); Drs R. Clark, R. Neville and Mrs G. Hoskins, Pounds 40,000 from the endowments advisory group of Dundee NHS Trust (integrated primary and secondary care in asthma in Tayside); Professor D. Nicholls and Dr L. Sutherland, Pounds 80,381 from Wellcome Trust (bioenergetic consequences of mitochondrial DNA mutations in neurological disease); Dr E. Smythe, Pounds 53,353 from British Heart Foundation (regulation of early events on the endocytic pathway); Dr P. Mossey and Professor D. Stirrups, Pounds 181,144 from Wellcome Trust (investigation of maternal nutrition and folate metabolism in the aetiology of orofacial clefting (joint with University of Aberdeen, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Central Manchester Health Care Trust, Queen's University of Belfast); Dr J. Woof, Pounds 142,595 from Wellcome Trust (molecular basis of human IgA-Fc receptor interactions); Dr B. Frenguelli, Pounds 61,132 from Wellcome Trust (presynaptic factors in the hypoxic depression of excitatory synaptic-transmission in the CA1).

Research contracts

Professor J. Wildsmith, Pounds 24,982 from the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (study of vertebral canal bleeding after central nerve block); Professor P. Howie, Drs G. Mires and N. Patel, Pounds 109,901 from Scottish Home & Health Department (randomised trial of the labour admission cardiotocography versus doppler auscultation of the fetal heart); Drs J. Forsyth, G. Mires and P. Willetts, Pounds 136,764 from SHHD (relation of maternal and infant long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid status to infant cognitive function); Professor B. Burchell, Pounds 74,430 from Scottish Enterprise Tayside (development of high quality laboratory space in the department of molecular and cellular pathology); Dr S. Vinogradav and Professor T. Waelde, Pounds 28,000 from NATO (sustainable management of transboundary watercourses: theory & practice).

Research grants

Dr F. Eddy, Pounds 30,890 from Natural Environment Research Council (study of IMRI initiative); Professor J. Raven, Pounds 135,478 from NERC (study of the roles of dark respiration and structural turnover in the cost of acclimation of a marine macroalga to a changing environment); Dr K. Breen, Pounds 22,420 from Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (microphysiometry as a tool for the evaluation of neural cell function); Dr C. Weijer, Pounds 45,040 from BBSRC (high sensitivity, ratio-imaging, digital video workplace); Dr S. Black and Professor J. Hewit, Pounds 25,724 from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (endo-robotics - emerging discipline for the next generation of advanced machine systems); Dr D. Keeble, Pounds ,500 from EPSRC (electrically detected magnetic resonance technology for defect characterisation of electronic devices); Professors P. Cohen and C. Downes, Pounds 311,015 from Medical Research Council/Scottish Higher Education Funding Council (protein chemistry facilities in the division of signal transduction therapy); Dr A. Flavell, Pounds 37,070 from BBSRC (development of retrotransposons as genetic markers for gene tagging in wheat); Drs M. Chaplain and P. Smith, Pounds 85,935 from EPSRC (biological networks: form, function and heterogeneity); Professors J. Belch, A. Struthers, Drs T. MacDonald, R. MacFadyen and A. Morris, Pounds 66,611 from MRC/SHEFC (echocardiography and carotid duplex scanning in vascular disease); Drs P. Cachin, M. Caulfield, M. Phillips, Professors J. Lambert and R. Oliver, Pounds 46,000 from MRC (automated genetics analyser system - joint research equipment initiative).

European funds

Professor M. Rennie, Pounds 178,800 from the Regional Development Fund (biotechnology training centre - phase II); Professor A. Lamond, Pounds 132,365 from Human Capital and Mobility (CEC) (molecular and cell biology of RNA processing); Professor A. Newell, Pounds 118,000 from EU Regional Development Fund (technology training and assessment for people with special needs); Professor A. Cracknell, Pounds 22,800 from CEC Training & Mobility of Researchers (study of physical processes in the coastal zone); Professors P. Cohen and C. Downes, Pounds 331,380 from EU Regional Development Fund (centre for applied research signalling); Professors P. Hall and D. Lane, Pounds 133,000 from CEC Nuclear Fission Safety (radiation activated signalling); Professor A. Cuschieri, Pounds 49,400 from CEC ACTS Programme (multimedia interactive demonstrator telepresence).

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