MRC grant successes for UCL
17 September 2008
UCL has been awarded eight out of 20 available grants made by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to fund research to develop better models of human disease - worth an estimated £4.2 million to the university.
Available to applicants across the UK, the awards equip the successful grant holders to look at a wide range of diseases, including diabetes, stroke, heart disease and age-related macular degeneration.
The awards are one component of a strategic initiative to target bottlenecks in translational research, as part of the MRC's Translational Research Strategy.
Supported projects include those in vitro, in cell cultures or test tubes, in vivo, in a live animal or person, and in silico, computer based models that use experimental data from animal and human studies.
To read more about the awards, or to read about biomedical sciences and life sciences at UCL, use the links at the top of the article.