Active Research Grants

  • Dr Mirela Delibegovic - Diabetes UK (2015-2017) - Potential new strategies for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy using orthosteric or allosteric cannabinoid receptor ligands.

  • Dr Mirela Delibegovic - British Heart Foundation (2015-2017) - Effects of PTP1B inhibition on inflammation and atherosclerosis.

  • Prof Paul Fowler - MRC (2014-2017) - The human fetal liver: development and maternal drug use (more info).

  • Prof Colin McCaig (PI), Prof Martin Collinson, Prof John Forrester and Prof Noemi Lois - Action Medical Research for Children (2014-2017) - Cataracts: could a new approach to surgery improve children’s vision? (more info).

  • Prof Kevin Docherty - Diabetes UK (2014-2017) - Developmental origins of brown and white adipose tissue: implications for Type 2 diabetes (more info).

  • Prof Iain Gibson - European Commission FP7 (2013-2017) - SETNanometro - Shape-engineered TiO2 nanoparticles for metrology of functional properties: setting design rules from material synthesis to nanostructured devices (more info).

  • Dr Mirela Delibegovic, Prof Bettina Platt (PI) and Dr D Koss - Alzheimer's Research UK (2014-2016) - Determination of unfolded protein response, autophagy, and apoptosis in human Alzheimer's diseased brains.

  • Prof Kevin Docherty - MRC (2012-2015) - Translational stem cell research: Re-programming of redundant exocrine tissue for transplantation in the treatment of diabetes (more info).

  • Prof Martin Collinson - BBSRC (2012-2015) - An integrated experimental and theoretical approach to understanding corneal epithelial maintenance (more info).

  • Prof. Lynda Erskine - BBSRC (2012-2015) - Understanding the function and signalling mechanisms of VEGF-A and VEGF-C in optic chiasm development (more info).

  • Dr Jonathan Pettitt (PI), Dr Berndt Mueller and Prof Bernadette Connolly - BBSRC (2012-2015) - A global genetic analysis of nematode spliced leader trans-splicing (more info)