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Biological Sciences

£2.3 million grant success for Centre for Biological Sciences

Published: 10 December 2013

The University of Southampton’s Centre for Biological Sciences (CfBS) has been successful in five grant award applications to the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), totalling £2.3 million.

The BBSRC, the leading funding agency for academic research and training in the biosciences at universities and institutes throughout the UK, awarded the funding in recognition of the innovative and multidisciplinary (two grants involve staff from Medicine) nature of the applications.

The five successful applications are as follows:

  • Joern Werner and Tim Elliott: ‘Structural Plasticity in Antigen Processing.' (£620,296)
  • Keith Jones: ‘Mechanisms of DNA damage and repair in mature oocytes.' (£481,097)
  • Katrin Deinhardt: ‘Mechanisms of long-range retrograde signal propagation and morphological plasticity in hippocampal neurones.' (£422,844)
  • Lorraine Williams, Matthew Terry, Lindy Holden-Dye, and Ita O'Kelly: ‘Are GTG´s a new class of plant anion channels regulating pH in the endomembrane system?' (£416,696)
  • Mark Coldwell: ‘The role of non-AUG codons in translation initiation and localisation of mitochondrial proteins.' (£346,435)

Professor Keith Jones, Head of CfBS, says:

"This is great news for our researchers. It is testament to our world leading strength in so many areas that we have achieved this level of success in a single funding round. Congratulations must go to the teams of researchers and supporting staff involved. We can anticipate ground breaking research conducted with this BBSRC funding."

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