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Major Grant Awards 2008-2009

18 June 2010

Bioscience building

Congratulations to the following staff who were awarded major grants (>K£100) during 2008-2009:

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Prof AM Davies (The Wellcome Trust) The TNF superfamily in neuronal development - £1,366,318.00

>£100K

Prof R Eccles (Bayer Healthcare LLC) A double blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group study to evaluate the efficacy and satety of asprin combined with pseudoephedrine, compared with asprin alone, and psuedoephedrine alone, on symptoms of pain and congestion in patients with symptomatic upper respiratory tract infection (common cold) - £770,000

Prof T Dale (Merck Serono) Identification of WNT pathway inhibitors - £767,500

Prof AR Clarke, Prof M Ehrmann (Cancer Research UK) Validating methylation sensing proteins as therapeutic targets - £664,150

Prof VC Duance, Dr D Riccardi, Dr DJ Mason (with MEDIC, SOHCS, DENTL, PHRMY, PSYCH, ENGIN) (Arthritis Research Campaign) Cardiff Institute of Biomechanics and BioEngineering Research (CIBER) - £609,985

Prof AM Davies (Commission of European Communities) Molecular mechanisms of neural restoration: Novel approaches for Parkinson's Disease – MOLPARK - £508,826

Prof R Eccles (Bioforce AG) Safety and efficay of long-term treatment with Echinaforce - £455,000

Prof SB Dunnett (Commission of European Communities) European consortium for stem cell for neurodegenerative diseases (NeuroStemCell) - £452,249

Dr R John (BBSRC) Dissecting an epigenetic process that extrinsically governs fetal size - £336,118

Prof JAH Murray (BBSRC) Integrated analysis of stem cell function in plant growth and development - £310,368

Prof SB Dunnett (Commission of European Communities) Restorative plasticity at corticostriatal excitatory synapses- £280,582

Prof SB Dunnett (with MEDIC) (National Assembly for Wales WORD) Quality-assured human tissues for clinical trials of novel cell transplantation therapies in Wales - £249,934

Prof AM Davies (The Wellcome Trust) Regulation of axonal and dendritic growth by the extracellular calcium sensing receptor - £223,391

Prof JAH Murray (BBSRC) Control of stem cell proliferation in the arabidopsis root - £214,766

Prof B Caterson, Dr CE Hughes (with MEDIC) (MRC) Biomarkers of musculoskeletal diseases: Diagnosis and treatment of arthritis - £200,000

Dr F Sengpiel, Dr DN Price (Commission of European Communities) Imaging function and dysfunction of neuronal circuits in visual cortex – EUROVISION - £188,672

Dr CE Hughes, Prof B Caterson (with MEDIC) (Arthritis Research Campaign) Proteoglycan substrates for aggrecanases in synovial joint tissues - £186,044

Prof CW Archer (Arthritis Research Campaign) Understanding the biology of chondrocyte clusters and their relevance to osteoarthritis - £179,953

Prof AJ Harwood  (The Wellcome Trust) Investigation of Lithium-induced Macro-autophagy in Dictyostelium - £171,754

Prof T Dale (Cancer Research UK) Regulation of the B-catenin turnover complex  - £162,632

Prof AR Clarke (Cancer Research UK) The Wnt pathway in colorectal disease: Validation of novel targets and intervention strategies and the refinement of existing models - £154,794

Dr E Mahenthiralingam (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation) Exploiting the Burkholderia cenocepica J2315: establishing a reference data  set and exploring growth in relation to cystic fibrosis sputum and antimicrobial agents - £152,629

Dr R Clarkson, Dr S Paisey (with CHEMY) (National Assembly for Wales (WORDHSC) Development and testing of cancer specific multimodal image contrast agents  - £149,113

Prof V Crunelli (The Wellcome Trust) Integrative neuroscience studentship 6 - £141,950

Prof V Crunelli (The Wellcome Trust) Integrative neuroscience studentship 7 - £141,950

Prof V Crunelli (The Wellcome Trust) Integrative neuroscience studentship 8 - £141,950

Prof V Crunelli (The Wellcome Trust) Integrative neuroscience studentship 9 - £141,950

Prof V Crunelli (The Wellcome Trust) Integrative neuroscience studentship - £141,950

Dr P Borri (Commission of European Communities) Study of coherent non-linear optical response of nanoparticles and application to multiphoton imaging in cell biology (FWMIMAGING) - £128,789

Dr DD Jones (with CHEMY) (BBSRC) High-throughput engineering of proteins: Sampling extended chemical diversity by combining directed evolution with an expanded genetic code - £125,668

Prof R Eccles (Bayer Healthcare LLC) A double blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group study to evaluate the efficacy and satety of asprin combined with pseudoephedrine, compared with asprin alone, and psuedoephedrine alone, on symptoms of pain and congestion in patients with symptomatic upper respiratory tract infection (common cold) - £110,000

Prof AJ Weightman (with EARTH) (NERC) Exploring the biodiversity, interactions and controls of prokaryotic communities driving methane flux in marine sediments - £109,710

Prof R Eccles (Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare) A double-blind, randomised crossover, single dose, single centre, study examining the analgesic efficacy and tolerability of fixed-dose combinations of ibuprofen 200mg and acetaminophen 500mg, ibuprofen 400mg and acetaminophen 1000mg and placebo in primary dysmenorrhoea - £105,550

Prof R Eccles (GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare) An evaluation of two novel breathe right nasal strip prototypes on nasal patency - £102,250

Prof MW Bruford (International Wildlife Consultants (UK) Ltd Genetic research on behalf of the Environmental Agency of Abu Dhabi - £100,000