Funding successes: June 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 Group Funder Scheme Proposal title  Award Amount (£) 
Dr Helen Payne Paediatric Infectious Disease British HIV Association (BHIVA) BHIVA Research Awards 2021 Prevalence of Epstein Barr virus and cytomeglaovirus and associated immune-activation and inflammation in adolescents and young adults with perinatally-acquired HIV. 15,374
Professor Alison Holmes Adult Infectious Disease World Health Organization N/A Systematic Review update systematic review entitled “Hospital-onset COVID-19 infection surveillance systems” 18,675
Dr Rachel Lai Adult Infectious Disease NIHR Imperial BRC N/A Metabolic markers for identifying bacterial and viral meningitis from non-infectious inflammation 25,000
Professor Wendy Barclay Molecular Virology NIHR Imperial BRC CALL FOR NEW PROPOSALS for period April – November 2022 Predicting future antigenic evolution of SARS-CoV2 S for vaccine updates 25,000
Professor Alison Holmes Adult Infectious Disease NIHR Imperial BRC N/A Investigating a novel, point-of-care lateral flow assay for dynamic, real-time antimicrobial monitoring to individualise and optimise antimicrobial prescribing 25,001
Professor Shiranee Sriskandan Adult Infectious Disease NIHR Imperial BRC Project Award – Infection & AMR theme Determination of the prevalence of highly infectious M1UK streptococcal lineage in England 59,974
Professor Wendy Barclay Molecular Virology Medical Research Council (MRC) Investigate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine responses and immune failure Investigation of proven vaccine breakthrough by SARS-CoV-2 variants in established UK healthcare worker cohorts: SIREN consortium & PITCH Plus Pathway 67,714
Professor Wendy Barclay Molecular Virology Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Rapid Response Flu-MAP 108,019
Professor Paul Langford Paediatric Infectious Disease Innovate UK Technology Strategy Board – Open call for all competitions CR&D PROPOSAL Farming Innovation Programme – feasibility projects PERP-ID: On Farm Point-of-care Device For The Porcine Respiratory Diseases Complex  159,886
Human Immunology Lab (HIL) Infection and Immunity International Aids Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) N/A VSV Marburg 938,524

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