Funding successes: March 2020

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

Group Principal Investigator Funder Funding Scheme Proposal title Award amount
Paediatric Infectious Disease Dr Myrsini Kaforou Medical Research Foundation Emerging Leaders Prize in AMR Emerging Leaders Prize Application £100,000
Structural and Synthetic Biology Professor Paul Freemont Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Cou GCRF Strategic Training Awards for Research Skills (GCRF-STARS) Equipping the Next Generation of INnovative biological Engineers to develop disease diagnostics for Africa £103,720
Paediatric Infectious Disease Dr James Seddon Medical Research Council (MRC) MRC/DFID African Research Leader scheme 2019 M Claassens, Whole Genome Sequencing for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Namibia £767,669
Infection and Immunity Professor Stella Knight St Mark’s Hospital Foundation Body Composition manipulation in CoLorectal cancer £20,995
Clinical Virology Professor Graham Cooke Wellcome Trust Research Enrichment-Public Engagement Public Engagement application- Big SEARCH (Vietnarms) £189,632
Adult Infectious Disease Professor Robert Wilkinson Meningitis Now Research Grant Improving treatment outcomes in tuberculous meningitis £241,689
Infection and Immunity Dr Carolina Herrera Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Orig Funder Only) Team Grant : HIV/AIDS Biomedical and Clinical Research The microbiome in HIV prevention £117,932
Clinical Virology Professor Alan Winston-Okeefe ViiV Healthcare UK Limited ViiV grants POPPY hepatic steatosis sub-study £18,670
Adult Infectious Disease Professor Robert Wilkinson National Institutes of Health (NIH) Translational approaches to improve understanding and outcome in Tuberculous meningitis $599,475**

*Dude, where’s my grant? A disclaimer:

To ensure the quality and accuracy of the information published on this blog, we source our data directly from the College’s strategic reporting dashboards. This means that, typically, we only include awards on this list which have been set up on the College’s grants management system, in accordance with the Joint Research Office’s policies and processes. As a result, there may be a delay in promoting some awards.

**Grant jointly led by the Hackensack University Medical Center, with the Crick and University of Cape Town as collaborating partners. Total award amount $3.6m

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