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In Their Own Voices: Vulnerabilities & Abilities of Women, Children, & Families in Health Research
<p>As REACH enters its second year, we have an exciting opportunity to use our early findings and to expand our use of visual methods to spark wider community and public debate about the ethical issues arising in research with women, children&nbsp;and their families in contexts of poverty and gender inequality. This proposal complements existing Africa and Asia Programme provisions for public eng… more
Amount: £140,079
Amount: £150,000
Amount: £11,000
An Extended Pilot for the Human Cell Atlas: Adult tissues, human development and inflammation-mediated pathologies
<p>The Human Cell Atlas (HCA) is an international, collaborative effort that &ldquo;&hellip;aims to define all human cell types in terms of their distinctive patterns of gene expression, physiological states, developmental trajectories, and location&rdquo;.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Here, we will contribute directly to the first phase of the HCA by forming an &lsquo;extended pilot&rsquo; to implemen… more
Amount: £389,335
Flexible task representations for intelligent behavior
<p>A long research tradition in cognitive neuroscience has investigated the role of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in flexible goal-directed behaviour. This work has yielded important insights, e.g., that the PFC&rsquo;s coding properties flexibly adapt when task demands change&nbsp;to prioritise goal-relevant information. However,&nbsp;it relies primarily upon the use&nbsp;of familiar and explicitl… more
Amount: £250,000
Metabolic Characterization of Natural Killer T Cell responses to sterile, hypoxic injury
<p>It has been described that&nbsp;ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI), such as during&nbsp;organ transplantation,&nbsp;evokes damaging sterile inflammation and secondary tissue injury that is&nbsp;dependent on iNKT cell activation, but the underlying mechanisms remain elusive.&nbsp;Similarly, in sickle cell disease (SCD)&nbsp;mice,&nbsp;RBC sickling and widely disseminated microvascular ischemia&n… more
Amount: £250,000
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
Amount: £100,000
Structural studies of the host-parasite interactions at the heart of malaria pathogenicity
<p>Our proposed activities consist of two major strands.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Firstly we wish to take our research on tour, developing a high quality interactive stall which will allow us to present our findings to those who visit science fairs. We have secured a place at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in July 2018, as the first outing for our display and this provides the deadline… more
Amount: £49,000
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
Vacation Scholarships 2017 - University of Oxford
<p>Vacation Scholarships 2017-University of Oxford</p>
Amount: £15,500
Molecular basis of lipid traffic at interorganelle contact sites
<p>One unsolved mystery of cell biology is how lipids, made in the endoplasmic reticulum, travel to other cellular membranes. This question, originally deemed solved by the discovery of vesicular traffic, was recently spotlighted by the discovery of membrane contact sites (MCS), at which lipid transport proteins (LTP) accumulate. LTPs solubilize and transport lipids between two membranes in vitro… more
Amount: £120,000
Identifying suppressor mutations of ATR-X and ADNP syndromes using a novel CRISPR-based screening method in mice
<p>The recent Deciphering Developmental Disorders Study found that mutations in genes encoding epigenetics proteins are a primary cause of intellectual disability. These disorders are incurable and their underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Intriguingly, varying symptom severity has been described in patients with the same causative mutations for a number of these disorders and phenotypes displa… more
Amount: £250,000
Constructing the 'Gifted Child': Psychology, Family, and Identity in Britain since 1945
<p>This project examines how, when, and why children have been identified as intellectually 'gifted' in Britain since 1945, and how this label has changed children's experiences, family relationships, and life-course.&nbsp; It provides a lens to explore conflicts and collaborations between psychology, neurology, genetics, neuroscience, and education, and analyses how parents and children themselv… more
Amount: £168,359
Plasmodium vivax Volunteer Infection Studies in Thailand
<p>Vivax malaria remains a major global health problem. Because of the existence of a hypnozoite stage and the clinical relapses this causes, elimination strategies are more difficult to design and implement successfully than for falciparum malaria. Vaccines and new well-tolerated&nbsp;anti-relapse drugs are badly needed. To accelerate vaccine&nbsp;development, we will develop and assess the feas… more
Amount: £432,298
<p>On January 1, 2018, California enacted Senate Bill 27 (SB27), first-of-its-kind and potentially precedent-setting legislation, which will require a veterinarian&rsquo;s prescription for use of antimicrobial drugs and ban non-therapeutic antimicrobial uses for routine disease prevention and growth promotion in livestock. To assess the effectiveness of this important legislation at reducing anti… more
Amount: £254,330
Investigation of hypoxia-sensing mechanisms in immune regulation
<p>CD4<sup>+</sup>CD25<sup>+</sup>Foxp3<sup>+</sup> regulatory T cells (Tregs) are central to immune regulation and are a promising therapy for the treatment of autoimmunity and transplant rejection, where I am currently leading a clinical trial. Adaptive immune responses are regulated by environmental factors including hypoxia which reduces the activity of prolyl hydroxylase domain (PHD) enzymes… more
Amount: £363,740
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