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Research grant success

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ICS staff work with colleagues across UCL and a large number of researchers and academics from outside UCL on cardiovascular research. This research is funded by a number of different research grants, and here is some information on our most recent research grant successes.

BHF Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellowship

Dr Andrew Smith has been awarded an Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellowship from the British Heart Foundation. The £400,000 funding will also support a research assistant for 4 years in the Institute of Cardiovascular Science. The research will identify the causal, non-coding variants responsible for the genetic component of cardiovascular disease using recently developed tools to examine allelic effects on chromatin structure. Using this information, the researchers hope to uncover novel molecular pathways that lead to cardiovascular disease onset and progression. March 2013

BHF Programme Grant

Dr Ruth Lovering, Professor Philippa TalmudProfessor Steve Humphries, Professor Manuel Mayr (King's College) and Dr Rolf Apweiler (EBI) have been awarded over £500,000 funding from the British Heart Foundation to improve the annotation of genes associated with cardiovascular diseases and processes. The funding will support two post-doctoral research associates for 5 years in the Institute of Cardiovascular Science. The team will create protein and microRNA annotations using Gene Ontology as well as capture protein-protein interactions. The project is dependent on established and new collaborations with the European Bioinformatics Institute and the Sanger Institute (Hinxton). February 2013