Funding successes: June 2020

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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.


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.

Group Principal Investigator(s) Funder Scheme Proposal title Award amount
Molecular Microbiology Professor Sivaramesh Wigneshweraraj The Leverhulme Trust Project Grant Characterisation of a eukaryotic processing (P) body-like feature in the subcellular landscape of nutrient-starved bacteria £284,114
Infection and Immunity Dr Jill Gilmour International Aids Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) Production of broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV at the Serum Institute of India (SIILP) £660,446
Clinical Virology Professor Hon. Richard Tedder Medical Research Council (MRC) COVID-19 Rapid Response Call COVID-19 – Diagnosing and understanding COVID-19 £429,983
Infection and Immunity Professor Robin Shattock Medical Research Council (MRC) 2019-nCoV Rapid Response Call saRNA SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine £1,724,708
Molecular Microbiology Dr Alex McCarthy The Royal Society Royal Society grant scheme Exploiting LILR-Fc fusion proteins for enhanced bacterial opsonisation, phagocytosis and killing £20,000
Clinical Virology Professor Xiao-Ning Xu Medical Research Council (MRC) 2019-nCoV Rapid Response Call Active intervention development – nCoV 2019 £614,426
Paediatric Infectious Disease Dr Aubrey Cunnington / Dr Ruud Nijman Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust- BRC Funding NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre (BRC): Award Using data linkage of routine clinical data and research databases to improve child health in North West London £124,036
Clinical Virology Professor Sarah Fidler Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust- BRC Funding BRC application for funding Feasibility of CAR-iNKT cells as a HIV cure intervention- (p84405 original application for funding) £99,693
Molecular Virology Dr Stathis Giotis The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Daiwa Foundation Award Identifying the determinants of hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication £7,000

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