Funding successes: March 2024

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 Funder Combined Scheme Project Title Amount
Aran Singanayagam MRC Medical Research Council (MRC) Experimental medicine Experimental viral challenge in bronchiectasis to study the immunopathogenesis of exacerbations £1,610,000
Christopher Chiu Coalition For Epidemic Preparedness Innovations Controlled Human Infection Models for  Beta-Coronaviruses Mucosal Immunity in human Coronavirus Challenge (MusICC) Consortium – CEPI £42,459,000
James Seddon NIH National Institutes of Health Biomarker Signatures of TB Infection in Young Children With and Without HIV (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Identifying correlates of risk for future tuberculosis disease progression in children (INTREPID) £1,046,000
Laura Martin Sancho The Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard Evasion of human defences as a determinant of Dengue-2 pathogenesis £125,000
Lucy Lamb Ministry of Defence Defence Medical Services Research Steering Group Application PA4579: PREVENT and REDUCE skin and soft tissue infection using decolonisation £150,000
Margarita Dominguez-Villar The Leona M. & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust ADVANCING THE UNDERSTANDING OF TYPE 1 DIABETES PATHOGENESIS Identification of immune-metabolic changes associated with T1D onset £297,000
Ravinash Krishna Kumar EPSRC Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council EPSRC Open Plus Fellowship Building the gut microbiome £1,730,000