Funding successes: February 2022

Congratulations to all members of the Department who have recently been awarded research grants. Here is our round-up of the latest funding successes.

Please note, this list comprises awards that have recently been set up on College’s grants management system, with some manual additions. It may not, therefore, include all new grants awarded to Principal Investigators in the Department.

Principal Investigator(s) Proposal Dept/Group Funder Funding Scheme Proposal Title Awarded Amount (£) 
Professor Paul Matthews Clinical Neurology UK DRI Ltd N/A GeoMX DSP Analysis Instrument – UK DRI reference CAP-RESEQ2021-02 77,500
Dr Yu Ye, Dr Sam Barnes, Dr Michael Morten, Dr Carola Radulescu Neuroscience UK DRI Ltd UK DRI Collaborative Single Cell and Spatial Transcriptomics Studies Award Programme – Request for Proposals Quantitative single-cell spatial expression profiling of dysfunctional neurons in situ using a multiplexed super-resolution technique 9,996
Dr Marco Brancaccio Neuroscience ONO Pharmaceuticals Co Ltd N/A Investigating Circadian Dysfunction in IPSC-Derived Astrocyte-Neuronal Cultures Isolated from Alzheimer’s Disease Patients 595,395
Professor Payam Barnaghi Clinical Neurology UK DRI Ltd / MRC MRC Capital Bid Infrastructure for a Trusted Research Environment to Support Cost-effective and Flexible Processing of Healthcare Data 471,865
Dr Martina Di Simplicio Psychiatry National Institute for Health Research Invention for Innovation – Digital Health Technologies for Children and Young People’s Mental Health Expression of Interest A co-design project and early evaluation of a mobile app (Imaginator) supporting young people with reducing self-harm. 149,997
Professor David Nutt Psychiatry ORCHARD N/A Evaluating the effects of the 5-HT2A agonist psilocybin on the neurocognitive, neuroimaging, and clinical correlates of compulsivity: a within-subject fixed-order placebo-controlled single-dose pharmacological-challenge feasibility study 120,000
Professor Paola Piccini Clinical Neurology Lund University N/A Stem-PD: Nicolas Lao-Kaim 52,916