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31 Jan 2017
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CHIM - Shigella sonnei in Vietnamese adults - Development funds
<p>Diarrhoea remains a major cause of childhood morbidity and mortality globally. The vast majority of the 2 billion<br> annual diarrhoeal infections occur in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Members of the genus <em>Shigella</em><br> are key agents of diarrhoea in LMICs, and <em>S. sonnei </em>is replacing <em>S. flexneri </em>as the predominant species globally.<br> There is a necessity… more
Amount: £21,120
Malaria Controlled Human Infection Model - application development
<p>We wish to apply for funds to develop the malaria CHIM application. These are for a Co-investigators/stakeholders meeting to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 30<sup>th</sup> and 31<sup>st</sup> January 2018 and to support a writing meeting of the PIs in February 2018 in Kilifi, Kenya.</p>
Amount: £22,186
Implementation of ISARICC's 2018-2022 Strategic Plan
<p>Bridging funds for transition to ISARICC's 2018-2022 Strategic Plan</p>
Amount: £144,634
Discretionary Award
<p>'Sacred Water' &ndash; an engagement project run by artist Lena Bui, was a creative space for researchers at OUCRU-Nepal and people living in the Kathmandu Valley to discuss health with a focus on water.&nbsp; However, the earthquake of 2015 caused many participants to reflect&nbsp;on a wider view of health. Lena became interested in what people turn to for a sense of wellbeing&nbsp;- cultural… more
Amount: £40,000
Development of compounds that inhibit RAS-effector protein-protein interactions in cancer using a single antibody domain drug surrogate emulator approach
Prof Rabbitts and colleagues from the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Biology have been awarded Seeding Drug Discovery funding to develop small molecules specifically targeting the RAS-effector protein-protein interactions. The RAS family of oncogenes is among the most frequently mutated in human cancers. Using minimal antibody fragments, the group has characterized an anti-RAS VH segment whos… more
Amount: £98,762
Vacation Scholarships 2017 - University of Oxford
<p>Vacation Scholarships 2017-University of Oxford</p>
Amount: £15,500
The impact of vaccine platform on the cellular drivers of humoral immunity
<p>The focus of this Fellowship proposal is on how vaccine platform affects the cellular drivers of humoral immunity, specifically memory B cells (mBCs) and T follicular helper (Tfh) cells. I will compare the leading <em>Plasmodium falciparum</em> blood-stage malaria candidate &ndash; RH5 &ndash; in two vaccine platforms: heterologous viral vectors (chimp adenovirus 63 prime, Modified Vaccinia An… more
Amount: £250,000
The Ethics of Genome Editing in Livestock
<p>Genome editing in livestock (GEL) could potentially be used to mitigate urgent global problems of infectious disease, antimicrobial resistance, global warming, and animal suffering while also increasing agricultural productivity. Despite its imminence and potentially transformative potential, there has been minimal ethical debate about GEL. This project will provide the first in-depth philosop… more
Amount: £227,968
The role of diurnal intracellular chloride changes in cortical network activity and plasticity.
<p>Cyclical changes between sleeping and waking states are a fundamental feature of mammalian physiology. During these different states, our brains exhibit distinct patterns of network activity and different capacities to learn. An understanding of the cellular mechanisms that underlie these processes is important to fully appreciate how daily changes in brain function contribute in health and di… more
Amount: £250,000
DNA origami: how do you fold a genome?
<p>Recent advances in DNA sequencing technology mean that it is now possible to identify genetic variants in patients with specific diseases which either cause or alter their risk of developing that disorder. However, linking these variants to the genes they regulate and the symptoms of the condition itself is time-consuming and challenging. The overarching aim of this project is to develop high-… more
Amount: £35,850
Dengue Controlled Human Infection Model - Development Grant
<p>Following a positive response to the&nbsp;preliminary submission for grant funding&nbsp;to&nbsp;establish a Dengue Controlled Human Infection Model (Dengue-CHIM )&nbsp;in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, I am submitting this request&nbsp;for a small grant&nbsp;to assist in refining and&nbsp;developing the main proposal prior to&nbsp;final&nbsp;submission in March 2018.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>During … more
Amount: £23,690
A realist review of community engagement with health research
<p>The project will conduct a comprehensive review of community engagement using a realist review approach appropriate for tackling the conceptual complexity and practical diversity of the field. A review team with worldleading expertise in the theory and practice of CE will be supported by an advisory panel of internationally renowned realist review scholars. The review will begin with engagemen… more
Amount: £260,250
Overcoming contraceptive discontinuation by overcoming side-effects: paving the way for personalized contraception in Ethiopia
<p>In the developing world, millions of women discontinue hormonal contraception due to the experience of debilitating physiological side-effects (e.g. excessive and irregular bleeding), yet the causes of these adverse effects is not known. This project will be the first to test the hypothesis that side-effects are caused by unnecessarily high dosage of exogenous hormones in hormonal contraceptiv… more
Amount: £97,126
Exploring mechanisms of enhancer action in erythropoiesis
<p>DNA sequences called enhancers control gene expression in time and space by activating genes during key cell-fate decisions. The specific combinations of genes activated by enhancers contribute to cellular behaviour, genetic predisposition to disease and phenotypic variation between species. My aim is to understand precisely <em>how</em> enhancers activate genes during differentiation.</p> <p… more
Amount: £250,000
Closing the loop on neuronal oscillations: Motor networks take centre stage
<p>The idea that brief periods of coherence or phase-locking in rhythmic activity mechanistically facilitate&nbsp;communication across distributed cortical networks is hotly debated. It is thought to underlie processes like attention and working memory yet much of the evidence remains correlative. I propose to design and utilise a digital circuit to optogenetically entrain or damp rhythmic activi… more
Amount: £250,000
Neural mechanisms supporting environment evaluation in humans and their breakdown in clinical disorders
<p>My goal in this proposal is to understand the neurocognitive mechanisms by which individuals evaluate their environment.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>First, I will use computational modelling to characterise how individuals adjust their estimates of the reward rate in an environment on a trial by trial basis. I will manipulate the reward rate over time and model how individuals respond to these chan… more
Amount: £250,000
Modelling the impact of poor quality antimicrobials on patient outcome and drug resistance – a pilot study to inform policy in the absence of empirical data
<p>Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an increasingly serious and pressing global public health problem.</p> <p>Poor antimicrobial quality is increasingly realised as an important rectifiable impediment to global public health. There has been little discussion or evidence as to its comparative importance, in relation to other drivers such as poor prescribing and adherence, for both poor patient ou… more
Amount: £99,994
Enhancing Summative Assessment of Practical Science: A Systemic Approach
What makes plants grow? What are stars made of? Scientists answer such questions by collecting and interpreting data. Sometimes scientists use experiments where they change conditions and study the effects of changes. For instance, in the case of plant growth, the amount of sunlight and water can be manipulated to see if they make any difference. Scientists use different approaches to practical w… more
Amount: £270,773
Spellbound - Magical Thinking Past and Present
The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, will hold the first ever large-scale exhibition focusing on the history of magical thinking from 6 September 2018 to 6 January 2019. Through the exhibition and public engagement programme, we aim to provoke fresh discussion about aspects of psychology and mental health that are rarely talked about but highly accessible and relevant on a daily basis. It will include… more
Amount: £50,000
Facing ethics: Identifying ethical issues in computational phenotyping research
<p>Computational phenotyping research uses big data methods to refine the diagnosis of rare genetic diseases. Photographs (and other biomedical data) of people with genetic syndromes are used to train machine-learning algorithms to identify the phenotypic features associated with different disorders. The data are obtained from consortia of clinicians and researchers involved in rare disease resea… more
Amount: £27,408