Funding successes: February 2020

Congratulations to Professor Hector Keun on his new funding success.

Well done to all Principal Investigators in the Department who have recently been awarded research grants. Here is our monthly round-up of funding successes*.


Proposal Division Infoed PI Name Infoed Proposal Title Infoed Sponsor Infoed Project Awarded Value
APMIC Brett, Professor Stephen PI S Brett-WSIC Intensive Care Admission risk project Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust: Research Capability Funding (RCF) 146,771 (complete value)
Surgery Aslam, Dr Mohammed Using Ultrasound 2D Strain Speckle Tracking, 2D Shear Wave Elastography and Transonic flowmeter as Diagnostic and Potential Predictor Tool for Arteriovenous Fistula Outcomes with End Stage Renal Failure Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau 40,000 (complete value)
Surgery Hanna, Professor George Developing a Schedule for Unscheduled Care Imperial College Health Partners Limited 112,393
Surgery Hanna, Professor George BReath Analysis for Volatile markers of oro-Oesophageal cancers (BRAVO) Rosetrees Trust 197,989
Surgery Clark, Miss Sue The role of bile in duodenal polyposis in familial adenomatous polyposis St Mark’s Hospital Foundation 40,733
Surgery Mayer, Mr Erik Problems and Diagnosis and decision support using structured and unstructured clinical data Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 185,065
Surgery Pinato, Dr David INSPIRE Programme Round 5, 2020 The Academy of Medical Sciences 17,500
Surgery Mayer, Mr Erik Tissue diagnostics within the Robotic operating theatre environment The Royal Marsden Hospital Charity 60,000
Surgery Purkayastha, Mr Sanjay Mr Sanjay Purkayastha, Costs for CRF – TouchSurgery Digital Surgery Limited 175,500
Surgery Darzi, Professor Lord Ara CRUK Clinical Academic Training Programme Institute of Cancer Research 3,154,460
Surgery Mylonas, Dr George Vibr-O-Scope: Human-in-the-loop multimodal early detection of pre-malignant and malignant colonic lesions Cancer Research UK 97,114
Surgery Bello, Professor Fernando ARTEMIS – Advanced Robotic Breast Examination Intelligent System Cancer Research UK 99,958
Surgery Frilling, Professor Andrea Microbiome / metabolome NET profiling Ipsen Ltd 40,000
Cancer Keun, Professor Hector Advancing Tools for Human Early Lifecourse Exposome research and Translation – ATHLETE ISGLOBAL (Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona) 756,611
Cancer Moderau, Dr Nina The set-up of the oblique plane microscope-based screening platform for breast cancer heterogeneity using a multi-gene, multi-colour physio-mimetic 3D model (IBIN £25k Pump-priming project grant) King’s College London 15,625
Surgery Mayer, Mr Erik Cancer Routes to Diagnosis Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust- BRC Funding 48,360
Cancer Fotopoulou, Professor Christina Predicting surgical and clinical outcome in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer. Imperial Health Charity 57,437
Surgery Ni, Dr Melody Zhifang Late stage development of a skin cancer detection service. Skin Analytics Limited 194,804
APMIC Antcliffe, Dr David Corticosteroid Response and Gene Expression in Septic Shock (CRESS) Trial. Intensive Care Society 25,000
Cancer Coombes, Professor Charles Development of a rapid, DNA sequencing-based test platform for cancer testing and monitoring (Knowledge Transfer Partnership with DNA Electronics Ltd). Innovate UK 142,725
Surgery Cobb, Professor Justin Smith and Nephew Gait Analysis Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics AG 98,849
Cancer Leach, Dr Damien The ability of the primary and metastatic niche to promote disease progression and influence the response of prostate cancer to anti-androgen therapy. Prostate Cancer Foundation 182,585
Surgery Markar, Dr Sheraz ISDE Patients Reported Outcome – Achalasia Symptoms Scale (I-PASS) Morgagni Foundation 4,000
Surgery Aslam, Dr Mohammed 3D ultrasound evaluation for vascular disease Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau 58,400
Surgery Ahmed, Professor Hashim UCLH Trust Charity Award 2020, Professor Hashim Ahmed University College London Hospitals Charity 58,381
Surgery  Leff, Mr Daniel “GLOW”- Guide Light on Oncoplastic Wide Excisions Imperial Confidence in Concept (iCiC) 55,000
Surgery  Leff, Mr Daniel “MAMMOBOT” – A flexible growing robot for early breast cancer detection CRUK-EPSRC Innovation Grant 99,940

*Dude, where’s my grant? A disclaimer:

To ensure the quality and accuracy of the information published on this blog, we source our data directly from the College’s strategic reporting dashboards, relating to FoM. This means that, typically, we only include awards on this list which have been set up on the College’s grants management system, in accordance with the Joint Research Office’s policies and processes. As a result, there may be a delay in promoting some awards.

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