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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)
  • £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
  • £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”
  • £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”
  • £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): 
  • £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”
  • £250,000 National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (via BJA), Dr Gareth Ackland, entitled “Parasympathetic modulation of perioperative myocardial injury”
  • £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
  • £223,355 ESPRC grant for networking. Dr Kris Thielemans (Institute of Nuclear Medicine, PI)
  • £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".
  •  £200,758.00 GlaxoSmithKline (UCL-GSK Fibrosis Hub). Prof Justin Hsuan (Institute for Liver and Digestive Health)
  • £148,300 from Arthritis Research UK on “Manipulation of gut microiota”. Professor Claudia Mauri (Centre for Rheumatology and Bloomsbury Rheumatology Unit, PI).

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