Funding successes: December 2021

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 Fellow/Student Group Funder Funding scheme Proposal title  Awarded Amount (£) 
Professor Michael Levin Paediatric Infectious Disease Commission of the European Communities HORIZON-HLTH-2021-CORONA-01 (COVID19 – HERA Incubator) VERDI –  SARS-coV2 variants Evaluation in pRegnancy and paeDIatrics cohorts 140,741
Professor Ian Maconochie Paediatric Infectious Disease Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust ICHT Strategic FR Account Funding Award 2021/22 Metabonomic profiling of children with wheeze like symptoms: a feasibility study 240,251
Professor Robin Shattock Infection and Immunity Innovate UK Stream 2 Replicon Clinical Study _EMLVAC (Ebola, Lassa fever & Marburg Vaccine) 708,000
Professor Christopher Chiu Adult Infectious Disease Duke University N/A Collaborative Influenza Vaccine Innovation Centers (CIVICs) 537,046
Professor Wendy Barclay Molecular Virology Health & Safety Executive N/A CONTRIBUTION TO THE NATIONAL CORE STUDY ON TRANSMISSION OF SARS-COV-2 THEME 5 EM39 and EM59 955,406
Dr Carolina Herrera Infection and Immunity Gilead Sciences Inc N/A The relationship between protection from HIV infection in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells and foreskin tissue following oral Truvada or FTAF Pre-exposure prophylaxis in a randomized control trial- CHAPS 15,209
Professor Alison Holmes Adult Infectious Disease Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust: Research Capability Funding (RCF) Senior Investigator Award RCF Funding Research into AMR and Infection Prevention and Control 26,000
Professor Graham Taylor Charlotte-Eve S Short Clinical Virology The Academy of Medical Sciences Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers – Round 25 The immunological basis for increased Preterm Birth in HIV-1 infected pregnant women and the influence of different classes of antiretroviral therapy 30,000

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