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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'

Find out more about these awardees

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.

More information about our TRACK scheme

MRC Confidence in Concept (CiC) scheme

  • Darryl Hill

School of Cellular & Molecular Medicine, 'Targeting DNA uptake to kill drug resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae'

Find out more about this awardee

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.

More information about our MRC CiC scheme

Further information

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute provides funding to support a range of strategically important research activities across the University of Bristol.

Find out about our funding opportunities.

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