Projects funded through the Think Ahead: SURE Scheme

The following projects have received funding from the Think Ahead: SURE scheme and will run during summer 2018. 

Think Ahead: SURE Projects 2018

1. Identification and characterisation of novel FLI1 regulated mediators of platelet granule biogenesis and secretion – Simon Webster, Infection Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease.
2. Quantification of uncertainties in CFD simulations of vortex ring motion – Simone Ferrari, Infection Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease.
3. Assessing mitochondrial function in genetic Parkinson’s disease – Ruby Macdonald, Neuroscience.
4. Systemic inflammation-induced changes in TGF-β expression by brain endothelial cells - Anjana Ajikumar, Neuroscience
5. Nanomagnetism in cancer treatment: How magnets can be used to target therapies to the brain – Dr Priya Patel, Oncology and Metabolism
6. Role of Interlukin 1B (IL-1B) in breast cancer bone metastasis - Claudia Tulotta, Oncology and Metabolism
7. Developing tissue-engineered dysplastic oral mucosa models to study the extracellular matrix (ECM) in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) progression – Amy Harding, School of Clinical Dentistry.
8. An investigation into the expression of Wfdc2 in knockout mouse tissues – Hannah Armes, School of Clinical Dentistry
9. Antibiotic loaded nanoscale hydroxyapatite pastes to address unmet clinical needs in orthopaedic and dental surgery – Caroline Wilcock, School of Clinical Dentistry.
10. Manufacture and Characterisation of Electrospun Scaffolds for Regenerative Medicine – Selina Beal, School of Clinical Dentistry.
11. Evolution of multi-resistance plasmids in bacteria – James Hall, APS
12. Isolation and analysis of noel phytase enzymes from soil bacteria – Niall Bradshaw, APS/CBE/Grantham School
13. The Spatial Distribution and Provision of Allotment Gardens in Great Britain – Darren Grafius, APS
14. Exposing sexual conflict: consequences for speciation – Martin Garlovsky, APS
15. Dietary restriction: perturbation of diet to reveal trade-off strategies – Andrew McCracken, APS
16. Investigation of drugs inhibiting Salmonella CdtB toxin production during infection – Kathryn Naylor, BMS
17. Synthesis of olive oil-derived polymer colloids by polymerisation-induced self-assembly – Fiona Hatton, Chemistry
18. Investigation into the alkylation of 2’-deoxyguanosine in human DNA by acrylamide found in the human diet – Esther Allen, Chemistry
19. Accurately predicting the effects of solvent on properties of halogen-bonded systems – Robert Shaw, Chemistry
20. Functionalised porous polymers for the extraction of toxic waste nuclear materials – Alex James, Chemistry
21. Mononuclear ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes as novel antimicrobial leads against multidrug resistant strains of bacteria – Kirsty Smitten, Chemistry
22. Exploring catalysis in two-dimensions with novel 2D nanomaterials – David Ashworth, Chemistry
23. Synthesis and characterisation of a carbazole encapsulated OLED emitter – Harry Robson, Chemistry
24. Characterisation of a novel virulence factor produced by the opportunistic pathogen Enterococcus faecalis – Nicola Galley, MBB
25. Media representations and consumer responses to food safety issues – Patience Muchada, MBB/Geography/Grantham School
26. How to Solve a Problem Like Alzheimer’s Disease – Biochemically Elucidating Mechanisms to Reduce Protein Aggregation – Peter Davis, MBB
27. Characterisation of root architectural properties of wheat stomatal mutants using in-situ and ex-situ methods – Tinashe Mawodza, MBB/Grantham School
28. Time-Domain Characterisation of Picosecond Laser Pulses Using Non-Linear Optics – Alistair Brash, Physics and Astronomy
29. Changes in attentional control as a consequence of conflict during adolescence: An EEG study – Mate Gyurkovics, Psychology
30. Better modelling of wildlife movement – Alison Parton, SOMAS

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