Funding successes: September 2023

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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.

Project Lead Co-Investigator(s) Funder Combined Scheme Project Title Amount
Margarita Dominguez-Villar Rosetrees Trust Phd-plus PA6832 Virus-specific T cell responses in acute and chronic viral infections £26,600
Alan Winston-Okeefe Dr Jasmini Alagaratnam Neat ID Foundation NEAT ID Integration Grant Program, 2021-22. Longitudinal changes in an extensive panel of plasma soluble biomarkers of neuronal inflammation and…. £76,500
James Seddon NIH National Institutes of Health NIH R01 Approaches for Understanding Disease Mechanisms and Improving Outcomes in TB Meningitis (TBM iThemba – Understanding ischaemia in children with tuberculous meningitis £489,300
Graham Taylor Carolina Rosadas de Oliveira MRC Medical Research Council (MRC) Neurosciences and mental health research Early detection and evaluation of HTLV-1-associated neuro-inflammation and damage £579,800
Paul Freemont Karen Polizzi Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (USA) SUPERB: Synbio + Universal Purification of Extract-derived, Right-on-time Biologics £583,400
Wendy Barclay MRC Medical Research Council (MRC) Research consortia to underpin proactive vaccinology G2P-2: A virology consortium to keep pace with the threat from future SARS-CoV-2 variants, to inform and justify vaccine policy, and to maintain agility to respond to the next pandemic. £7,793,500
Goedele Maertens MRC Medical Research Council (MRC) Infection and Immunity Board Linking the HTLV-1 pre-integration complex to the chromatin £897,300
Aran Singanayagam MRC Medical Research Council (MRC) Research Grants Experimental viral challenge in bronchiectasis to study the immunopathogenesis of exacerbations £1,900,000