May 1, 1998

University of Birmingham Research contracts

Professor A. Stevens, Pounds 235,350 from NHS Exec. (health needs assessment) and Pounds 49,625 from National Co-ordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment (HTA horizon scanning); Mr D. Morton, Pounds 48,000 from South Birmingham Health Authority (audit of colorectal cancer management for Birmingham); Drs P. O'Leary and D. Kumararatne, Pounds 80,039 from NHS Exec. (T-cell and accessory cell derived signals in antibody responses to bacterial capsular polysaccharides); Professor P. Stewart, Pounds 50,000 from Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd. (ongoing acromegalic epidemiology studies); Professor P. Stewart, Pounds 225,564 from Pharmacia & Upjohn AB (glucocorticoids and obesity project); Professor J. Frame, Pounds 49,503 from Dept. of Health (evaluation of GPT schemes); Professors F. Hobbs and M. Langman, Pounds 25,000 from Astra Pharmaceuticals Ltd (multicentre study for possible adverse effects of a drug Omeprazole); Dr S. Salhi, Pounds 36,000 from RMC Aggregates (UK) Ltd (studentship in management mathematics); Professor R. Harrison, Pounds 50,920 from Dept. of Environment (measurement of outdoor levels of gaseous and particulate pollutants near domestic homes).

Research grants

Professor P. Fryer, Pounds 158,544 from Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (predictive microbiology in process environments); Dr J. Abell, Pounds 112,138 from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (national crystal growth facility for superconducting oxides); Professor R. Palmer, Drs K. Kolasinki and M. Aindow, Pounds 3,057 from EPSRC (optical and structural properties of nanoscale silicon materials fabricated with size-selected cluster beams); Dr C. Thomas, Pounds 139,552 from BBSRC (examination of resistance to hyphal breakage in actinomycetes); Dr M. Spann, Pounds 40,443 from EPSRC (development of graph-based segmentation algorithms within the iue framework); Professor N. Bowery, Pounds 34,848 from Medical Research Council (cAMP and cGMP production in mammalian thalamus and their significance in GABAg receptor mechanisms); Professor J. Jefferys and Dr S. Colling, Pounds 214,811 from MRC (transition to seizures in experimental epilepsies); Professor J. Stoddart and Dr J. Preece, Pounds 49,221 from EPSRC (macrocyclic host-guest liquid crystals and liquid crystalline (2) catenanes) and Pounds 108,412 from EPSRC (liquid crystalline polypseudorotaxanes); Drs E. Ritter and V. de Paiva, Pounds 128,161 from EPSRC (explicit substitution linear abstract machine); Drs R. Barker and J. Tellam, Pounds 148,661 from Natural Environment Research Council (high resolution electrical monitoring of fluid flow through unsaturated zone);

Professor J. Dowell, Drs I. Kenyon and R. Homer, Pounds 83,233 from Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (development of optoelectronic readout for LHC detectors); Professor R. Palmer, Pounds 148,540 from EPSRC (experimental investigation of deposition and growth of metallic nanoclusters on metallic substrates); Professor J. Gunn, Pounds 138,433 from EPSRC (vortex liquids, decoupling and pinning: fully three-dimensional simulation and analysis) and Pounds 121,347 from EPSRC (theory of expansion or collapse of a droplet of atoms); Dr L. Wheeldon, Pounds 100,8 from Economic and Social Research Council (generation and monitoring of internal speech); Dr C. Thomas, Pounds 52,724 from BBSRC via University of Strathclyde (autolysis in fungi); Dr M. Winterbottom and Professor J. Seville, Pounds 103,411 from EPSRC (design and optimisation of catalyst preparation and formulation processes); Dr S. Blackburn Pounds 85,183 from EPSRC (design and optimisation of catalyst preparation and formulation processes); Professors M. Wakelam, P. Gallimore, Drs R. Grand, L. Seymour and S. Roberts Pounds 37,300 from MRC (purchase of equipment for cell biological studies: shared equipment initiative); Professor F. Hobbs and Ms S. Wilson, Pounds 95,517 from MRC (breast screening uptake study).

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