30 December 2013
Grants Awarded in 2013
Dr Emma Robinson:
Has been awarded a 3-year MRC Research Grant. “The neurobiology of cognitive affective biases in depression and their role in antidepressant therapy”. £600k.
Jenna Cash – as part of her programmed strategy she has moved her Sir Henry Wellcome postdoctoral Fellowship to Physiology & Pharmacology from The William Harvey Research Institute, London.
Julian Paton has been awarded an Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Track Award 12 months, £15,000.
PIs Prof JFR Paton and Dr Alain Nogaret, Physics, University of Bath."Novel physiological pacemaker device for improving cardiac output in heart failure".
Emma Robinson has been awarded a BBSRC Grant, 2 years, £300K. 'Investigating the role of neuropsychological processes in stress induced negative affective states and associated behaviour'.
Zaf Bashir and Clea Warburton have been awarded a BBSRC grantentitled 'Understanding the hippocampal-perirhinal-prefrontal tripartite circuit in associative memory'. £867,022 for 3 years.Jules Hancox and Neil Marrion have been awarded a BHF project grant together with Chris Dempsey from Biochemistry. ‘Modulation of hERG potassium channel function by intracellular acidosis’. £110,542 over 2 years.
Mark Cannell has been awarded a equipment grant towards the cost of a new confocal microscope for £142,113.
David Jane has been awarded a BBSRC grant. “Identifying the role of NMDA receptors in STP through investigation of synaptic plasticity and discovery of novel subtype-specific antagonists”. Principal investigator: David Jane. Co-Investigators: Graham Collingridge, Elek Molnar, Zuner Bortolotto. Consultant: David Lodge. £796,400.
Zaf Bashir has been awarded a PhD that is joint between the Wellcome Trust and the National Institutes of Health in the USA - this is the first award to Bristol. Please see the press release on the University Web site
Alastair Poole has been awarded a grant from NIHR. This is the 'Invention for Innovation' funding stream of the NIHR that supports development of innovative healthcare technologies and their translation into the clinical environment for the benefit of patients. The award was for the development of a novel clinical platelet analyser. Principal Investigator Alistair Poole. Co-investigators: Dr John Day (Interface Analysis Centre and School of Physics), Dr Andrew Mumford (Academic Haematology), Prof Raimondo Ascione (Cardiac Surgery) and Prof Barney Reeves (Clinical Trials Unit Director). £543,926.
Richard Apps has been awarded a BBSRC In vivo Strategic Skills Award (£34k).
Zaf Bashir has been awarded a Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship. for one year, starting October 2013. Please see press release on the University Web Site
Jack Mellor has been awarded a Wellcome Trust New Investigator Award( ~£1.1m) "The role of acetylcholine in hippocampal function".
David Jane has been awarded a 5 year NIH grant (start date 1st April 2013) together with co-PI Dan Monaghan (University of Nebraska) ($665K) “Development and Pharmacology of Positive Allosteric Modulators of NMDA Receptors”.
Julian Paton has been awarded a grant from Medtronic (£85,000) "To investigate why some drug resistant hypertensive patients do not respond to renal nerve ablation" with Drs Andreas Baumbach and Angus Nightingale.
Graham Collingridge has been awarded a program grant from the MRC for 5 years (£1.98m) "Molecular mechanisms of long-term Depression in the hippocampus"
Ingeborg Hers has been awarded a BHF project grant (£206,302) "Contribution of the PI(3,4,5)P3 binding adaptor protein Bam32 to PI3 kinase-mediated platelet function and arterial thrombosis”
Alastair Poole has been awarded a BHF project grant (£197,338) "Role of the small GTPase RhoG in regulating platelet function and thrombosis".
Ingeborg Hers has been awarded a BHF Project Grant for 2 years (£120,236) “How does PI3 kinase increase platelet function? A molecular proteomic analysis of PI3 kinase signalling ”
Andy Randall, Mike Ashby and collaborators at UCL have been awarded an Alzheimer's Research UK grant for 4 years. Functional deficits in a novel murine model of frontotemporal lobar degeneration
Congratulations to Andy Randall on his 4 year Royal Society Industrial Fellowship.
Jules Hancox and Neil Marrion have been awarded a BHF Nonclinical PhD studentship (£100,594). Modulation of hERG potassium channel function by extracellular acidosis: single channel effects and underlying basis.
Jules Hancox and Chris Dempsey have been awarded a BHF Project grant, (£119,549). Stereoselectivity of hERG potassium channel blockade by disopyramide.