Latest funded projects - from basic science to real world
25 July 2019
Elizabeth Blackwell Institute runs a number of schemes supporting health related translational projects, research which has the potential for practical application. Here are details of the latest 2019 awardees at the University of Bristol for two of our translational project funding schemes.
Translational Acceleration and Knowledge Transfer (TRACK) awards
- Gavin Welsh
Bristol Medical School, Translational Health Sciences, 'Improving drug discovery: An in vitro model of Glomerulosclerosis'
- Emma Robinson
School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience, 'A novel, automated behavioural testing apparatus for rodents'
- David Coe
School of Cellular & Molecular Medicine, 'A novel system for the manufacture of tumour targeting T cells'
About the TRACK scheme
With the support of Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund, TRACK Awards fund initial pilot studies to demonstrate the concept of a proposed solution to a health, clinical or product development need. These awards support health related research projects which have translational/commercial potential but need to undertake an additional, specific piece of work before seeking proof of concept.
MRC Confidence in Concept (CiC) scheme
- Darryl Hill
School of Cellular & Molecular Medicine, 'Targeting DNA uptake to kill drug resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae'
About the CiC scheme
With support from the Medical Research Council (MRC) these awards fund larger proof of concept studies which provide robust evidence to funders of the feasibility of a proposed solution to a health, clinical or product development need.
They are designed to accelerate the translation of discovery research into new therapies, diagnostics and medical devices by supporting preliminary work or feasibility studies to establish the viability of an approach – before seeking more substantive translational funding.
The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute provides funding to support a range of strategically important research activities across the University of Bristol.
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