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Major Grants from 1st August 2013

31 July 2014

  • £5.3 million grant from the MRC for Image-directed Health Care. Shonit Punwani (Institute of Nuclear Medicine) and Prof Mark Lythgoe (Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging) (co-investigators with Mark Emberton, Division of Surgery)
  • Professor John Wood (Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, PI): £3,631,275 million, Wellcome Trust Collaborative award .
  • Professor Michael Hausser (WIBR) £3,514,421, Wellcome Trust Principle Research Fellowship.
  • £3.2 million from the MRC to investigate “Enhancing immunity and vaccination responses in older humans by targeting the p38 MAP kinase signalling pathway and vitamin D supplementation” Professor Derek Gilroy (Clinical Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics) (co-investigator with Professor Arne Akbar, Division of Infection and Immunity)
  • £2,282,063 MRC. Professor Sam Janes (PI):  DPFS/DSC MSC trial in lung cancer
  • Professor David Lomas (Centre for Respiratory Science, PI): £2,047,855, MRC Programme Grant.
  • Professor Rachel Batterham (PI) Sir Jules Thorn Award in Biomedical Research £1.4 million
  • £1.35m of a £5.9m European Union Horizon 20:20 grant on a new therapeutic for the treatment of liver cirrhosis and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Professor Rajiv Jalan (Institute for Liver and Digestive Health, PI)
  • £1,273,218 Wellcome Trust/Department of Health, Health Innovation Challenge Fund, Dr Alastair O’Brien, “ATTIRE: Albumin to prevent infection in chronic liver failure”
  • Dr Elena Dreosti (WIBR): £1,181,701 Wellcome Trust  Sir Henry Dale Fellowship, ‘The neural circuits of social preference’
  • £1,127,761 Wellcome Trust Simon Walker-Samuel, Senior Research Fellowship 
  • £933,494 EPSRC Dr Tammy Kalber, Early Career Fellowship, “Generation of multi-model imaging mesenchymal stem cells”
  • £888,203 MRC. Anthony    Segal    Research Grant: “Identification and characterisation of casula molecules for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis”
  • Professor Jeremy Brown (Respiratory Medicine, PI): £656,722 MRC Experimental Medicine Grant 'Enhancing mucosal immunity to Streptococcus pneumoniae by nasal administration of live strains attenuated in virulence'.
  • Dr Jack Wells (PI) £638,536 Wellcome Trust/Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellowship, ‘Imaging and activation of glymphatic clearance: a novel strategy for Alzheimer’s Disease’.
  • £628,696 (£20,191 to DoM but UCL is lead) - FP7 – William Rosenberg – ‘FLUTCORE: Development of a universal vaccine based on tandem core technology’.
  • £630,000 Project Grant from the Linbury Trust to study Skin problems in the elderly. Professor Chris Bunker:.
  • £625.000 (€800,000) EU Horizon 20:20 programme. Prof John Wood (Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research) to investigate bone pain.
  • £577,127  BBSRC. Huiliang Li. Research Grant: Transgenic approaches to understanding astrocyte hetergeneity
  • £567,350 MRC. Professor Alan Salama (Centre for Nephrology; co-investigator): “Targeting glycans in ischaemia reperfusion”.
  • £500,000 BRC - Dr Reecha Sofat: Project Grant to develop an Integrated strategy for Investigation of Stroke
  • £475,224.31 MRC. Richard Day. Research Grant: Improved Delivery and Function of Myoblasts via Soluble TIPS Microcarriers
  • £460,000 from the MRC. Derek Gilroy (Clinical Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics) & Alastair O’Brien (Institute for Liver & Digestive Diseases): for “Reversal of immune suppression in cirrhosis patients by inhibiting prostaglandin E2”.
  • £451,939 (total award to UCL £921,359) Cancer Research UK (via King’s College London).  Prof Mark Lythgoe, Prof Ashley Groves, Dr Shonit Punwani and Dr Erik Arstad, “Comprehensive Cancer Imaging Centre (CCIC 2)”
  • £428,165 European Union Grant for IMI Combacte-Magnet Consortium. Professor Mervyn Singer (Centre for Intensive Care Medicine, PI).
  • £417,119 NIHR.  Mrs Jackie McRae, Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship, entitled “The development of a screening instrument for dysphagia following acute cervical spinal cord injury”
  • £383,532 GSK.  Dr  Jo  Porter. Clinical Fellowship for Theresia Mikolasch.
  • £368,549  E.U.   Claudia Mauri   FP7: ATHERO-B-CELL
  • £360,000  Rosetrees Trust.  Rachel Batterham,   Research Grant: “Link between obesity gene FTO and gut hormones”
  • £350,000 Replekfarm LLC.  Dr Slavica Tudzarova-Trajkovka, Senior Research Fellowship, entitled “Exploring the potential for collaborative research related to CDC7 kinase-targeting anti-cancer therapy”
  • £350,160 Biomedical Research Centre grant for radiopharmaceutical GMP laboratory. Dr Erik Arstad (Institute of Nuclear Medicine).
  • £347,901 Arthritis Research UK Career Development Fellowship. Dr Blandine Poulet (Centre for Rheumatology and Connective Tissue Diseases): for a 5 year Arthritis Research UK Career Development Fellowship.
  • £334,000 grant from the Charles Wolfson Foundation on Crohn’s Disease.  Professor Tony Segal (Centre for Molecular Medicine, PI):
  • Dr Shonit Punwani (Centre for Medical Imaging): £330,085  EU  Horizon 20:20 grant.
  • Professor Mark Lythgoe (CABI): £ 304,371 ESPRC project grant
  • £289,722 Pancreatic Cancer UK.  Dr Steve Pereira: over three years for 'Creating a rapid diagnostic pathway for patients with pancreatic cancer'.
  • £287,812 Wellcome Trust. Dr Laura Succony, Research Training Fellowship, entitled “Defining the role of Lrig1-dependent EGFR signalling pathway inhibition in airway homeostasis and lung cancer development”
  • £287,017 Janssen. Claudia Mauri. Collaborative Research Agreement
  • £286,308  BRC    Shonit    Punwani.  BRC Cancer Programme Funding
  • £286,000  Arthritis Research UK 4 yr Clinical Research Fellowship. Corinne Fisher (Centre for Rheumatology)
  • £285,845 Prostate Cancer UK.   Shonit Punwani    Project Grant: Localising Occult prostate Cancer metastases with Advanced imaging Techniques (LOCATE)
  • £282,678 (total award to UCL £872,299) European Commision FP7 award,Dr Erik Arstad, entitled “EPITARGET”
  • Professor Stuart Taylor (Centre for Medical Imaging): £282,829 MRC Challenge Grant with Nottingham University.
  • Dr Matthew Gage (PI) £257,102 British Heart Foundation (BHF)  Project Grant “Macrophage insulin signalling enhancement in inflammation and atherosclerosis” Co-Is: Dr. Inés Pineda-torra (UCL) and Prof. Mark Kearney (Leeds University)
  • Dr Caroline Pellet-Many (PI) £256,358 BHF Project Grant  “Role of Neuropilins in the development of atherosclerosis and neointimal lesions following vascular injury”??. Co-Is: Professor Ian Zachary and Dr Ines Pineda-Torra
  • Dr Shonit Punwani (Centre for Medical Imaging): £254,070 NIHR/UCLH Hyperpolariser supporting fund
  • Professor Ian Zachary (co-I) £252,924 BHF Project Grant ?“Investigating a novel regulator of vascular calcification associated with hypertension”??PI: Dr Budhram-Mahadeo (UCL, ICH)
  • Dr Keith Siew (Centre for Nephrology): £250,000 Sir Henry Wellcome Post-doctoral Fellowship over 4 years on “Salt, Diet and Hypertension: An Integrative in vivo physiological investigation of WNK pathway controlled renal electrolyte and blood pressure homeostasis”. Dr Siew’s research will be conducted under the sponsorship of Professor Robert Unwin at the Royal Free Campus.
  • Steve Halligan (Centre for Medical Imaging, PI), with co-Is Stuart Taylor (Centre for Medical Imaging), Stuart Bloom (Gastroenterology), Manuel Rodriguez-Justo (Pathology):  NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme £250,761 over 18 months for “Prognostic biomarkers to identify patients with severe Crohn's disease: Systematic review, meta-analysis and prognostic model with external validation.”
  • £250,000 National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (via BJA), Dr Gareth Ackland, entitled “Parasympathetic modulation of perioperative myocardial injury”
  • Dr Simon Walker-Samuel (CABI) with Dr Rebecca Shipley (Mechanical Engineering): £248,126 Rosetrees Interdisciplinary Prize, ‘Developing a predictive in silico platform for CAR T-cell therapy’
  • £246,279, UCL Wellcome Trust. Professor Sam Janes: PhD Programme for Clinicans for Neelam Kumar
  • £245,588 Wellcome Trust. Professor Derek Gilroy: Research Training Fellowship for Julia Flint
  • Dr Marilina Antonelou (Centre for Nephrology): MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship, £235,000 for ‘Investigating the role of myeloperoxidase as a key mediator of renal damage in crescentic glomerulonephritis and reno-cardiac disease’
  • £223,355 ESPRC grant for networking. Dr Kris Thielemans (Institute of Nuclear Medicine, PI)
  • Professor Ian Zachary (co-I) £219,413 BHF Project Grant ?“Ubiquitin ligase control of angiogenesis”.??PI: Dr Ponnambalam (University of Leeds).
  • £206,806 Clinical Research Fellowship from Action Medical Research.  Dr John Ioannou (Centre for Rheumatology, PI). "Investigating the link between puberty, the immune system and juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus".
  • Professor Derek Gilroy (Centre for Clinical Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics): £205,700 from Corbus Pharmaceuticals.
  •  £200,758.00 GlaxoSmithKline (UCL-GSK Fibrosis Hub). Prof Justin Hsuan (Institute for Liver and Digestive Health)
  • Professor Clare Selden (PI) £199,000 Innovate UK Biomedical Catalyst 2016 – Feasibility Studies. “Flow-through Plasma circuit pathogen reduction device for patients with sepsis and/or liver failure”
  • Dr Richard Day (Centre for Cardiovascular Biology and Medicine: £183,236 from BRC for Enhanced Manufacture of TIPS.
  • Professor David Selwood (WIBR, co-I): £169,486 BHF Translational Grant.
  • £148,300 from Arthritis Research UK on “Manipulation of gut microiota”. Professor Claudia Mauri (Centre for Rheumatology and Bloomsbury Rheumatology Unit, PI).