Successful Grants and partnerships – September/October 2011

Robert Falconer and Laurence Patterson, Institute of Cancer Therapeutics, have received a £94,665 grant for a PhD studentship from Fundação para a Ciencia e Tecnologia (Science Foundation, Portugal). The project is for the synthesis and evaluation of potential anti-metastatic agents.

Dr. Ian Scowen, University Analytical Centre, School of Life Sciences has won a contract worth 9,000 for analytical method development and services with Extreme Green Int. Ltd a company developing new technology for the environmentally friendly recycling of waste treated timber.

The Digital Media Working Academy, School of Computing, Informatics and Media, has been working with The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust on a £4,000 contract to produce a video and website so that local mums and families can take a virtual tour of their modern maternity facilities.

Peter Cowling has won an EPSRC Industrial Case Studentship worth £69,121 over 3 years.  This is to work with Gaist on a project entitled ‘Extending Asset Life through Optimised Maintenance using Grid-Based Decision Support’

Ian Armit and Chris Gaffney, Archaeological, Geographical and Environmental Sciences, School of Life Sciences, have received a £1,575 research grant from the University of Provence for a scoping visit on the Megara Hyblaea and the Greek Colonisation of Sicily.

Roger Phillips, Institute of Cancer Therapeutics, School of Life Sciences, and external colleague, Charlotte Willans have received a £44,589 research grant from Yorkshire Cancer Research for mechanism of action of silver complexes bearing chelating and macrocyclic N-heterocyclic carbene ligands.

Mostafa Mohamed, Alma Schellart and Simon Tait of the Centre for Sustainable Environments have received €282,000 for investigating the dissipation and recovery of thermal energy from sewer and drainage systems. It is part of an EU funded project with 11 partners into the development of Innovative Energy Recover Strategies (INNERS) in the urban water cycle.

John Baruch, Research and Knowledge Transfer Support, working with the School of Computing, Informatics and Media,  has received a £19,763 research grant from Astra Zenica Science Teaching Trust for Motivating Primary Childrens’ Interest in Science and Space:  Is there a better way?

David Elliott, Optometry, School of Life Sciences, and 2 colleagues from Bradford Royal Infirmary have received a £71,640 research grant from Dunhill Medical Trust for a study on dizziness and falls after cataract surgery.

Mansour Youseffi, Engineering Design and Technology, is working with Biomet UK Healthcare Limited on a £5,000 contract to Investigate the effect of joint diameter and radial clearance on friction and lubrication behaviour of ZTA ceramic heads on CFR PEEK cups (Hip Implants) using serum-based lubricants.

Hassan Ugail, School of Computing, Informatics and Media is working with University spin-out, Tangentix on a £9,600 contract for automatic generation of PDE curves.

Steve Shnyder, Institute of Cancer Therapeutics, has been working with a number of pharmaceutical companies on the preclinical evaluation of anti-cancer agents with a total value of £53,219.

Anna Nicolaou, Pharmacy, School of Life Sciences and Paul Loadman, ICT have received £9,000 work on the anti-colorectal cancer activity of resolvin E1, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Leeds; the project is supported by Cancer Research UK.

Iqbal Mujtaba, a chartered Chemical Engineer and a Professor of Computational Process Engineering, Engineering Design and Technology is working with Waddington Recycling Limited on a £5,000 Innovation Scheme contract for turning black bag waste into green electricity.

Judi Sture and Masamichi Minehata, Bradford Disarmament Research Centre, are working with the Ministry of Defence on a £17,000 contract for a National Series of bio-security lectures.  The work of BDRC has been included in a number of Working Papers provided by States Parties to the 7th Review Conference of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, to be held at the UN in Geneva in December 2011.

Kambiz Ebrahimi and Byron Mason, School of Engineering, Design and Technology, is working on a £86,230 project with Cummins Turbo Technologies for ATTEP2.

Ben Stern, Archaeological, Geographical and Environmental Sciences,  School of Life Sciences, is working with Wessex Archaeology on samples from the 19th century boat found in the Olympic Park.

Valerie Steele, Archaeological, Geographical and Environmental Sciences, is working with Shetland Amenity Trust.  Having completed a contract worth £2,680 for the analysis of residues from Viking steatite vessels from Shetland, Valerie Steele has now been awarded a second contract of £2,372 to take this research further.