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UCL-AIIMS and UCL-IIT Delhi seed funding recipients for 2019-2020

20 May 2020

Eight projects were awarded funding through two joint research strategic partner funds with UCL partners in India

UCL academics collaborating with partners in India

30 applications (11 from UCL & AIIMS; 19 from UCL & IIT-D) were received for two joint research strategic partner seed fund calls in 2019. Out of these, eight projects have been successful in drawing funds, and these are listed below.


  • A study to determine the clinical and neuroimaging characteristics and outcomes of Febrile Infection-Related Epilepsy Syndrome (FIRES) in children – Professor Helen Cross & Professor Sheffali Gulati
  • A study to determine the prognosis of patients with cardiac involvement with sarcoid, and development of diagnostic and treatment algorithms – Professor Perry Elliott & Professor Sandeep Seth
  • Computational Modelling of Cerebral Blood Flow in Moya Disease – Professor Rebecca Shipley & Professor Ashish Suri
  • Development and pilot testing of a smartphone-based app for non-invasive detection of anaemia in pregnant women – Dr Sara Hillman & Professor Vatsla Dadhwal


  • Refreshable Tactile Drawing – Dr Catherine Holloway & Professor PV Madhusudhan Rao
  • Insights into the structural tuning of bifunctional catalyst for carbon-neutral fuel production from second-generation biomass – Dr Feng Ryan Wang & Professor Sreedevi Upadhyayula
  • Tumour stroma targeted salinomycin nano-formulation for the treatment of breast cancer – Dr Maryam Parhizkar & Dr Jayanta Bhatacharyya
  • Diabetes and frailty: investigating insulin signalling and resistance of intrafusal muscle fibres – Dr Darren Player & Professor Chinmoy Sankar Dey

Congratulations to the recipients of the award, amounting to £10,000 per project, and thank you to all applicants. UCL is currently deciding on future seed funding calls due to COVID-19 and we will let you know once a decision is made. 

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