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C2D2 awards just under £670,000 in funding for new research and engagement

Posted on 12 January 2015

Thirteen new projects have received funding across eleven departments and all three faculties

The C2D2 Review Committee met on 19th December to consider twenty-two priming applications.

The recipients are:

PI NameDepartments (lead first)Title of project
Michael Brockhurst Biology, Music Transmission: Chorus
William Brackenbury Biology, Health Sciences, HYMS Antiepileptic drugs and cancer survival: a population-based study - extension
Michelle Alexander Archaeology, History Did Rheumatoid Arthritis Really Begin in 1800?
Miles Whittington HYMS, Biology Intravital multiphoton imaging of the brain: integrating immunology, neuroscience and cancer biology
Jennifer Potts Biology, Chemistry Does IcaC, an essential protein for staphylococcal biofilm formation, succinylate the polysaccharide PNAG
Rowena Jacobs Centre for Health Economics, Health Sciences, HYMS A feasibility study to examine the suitability of the new funding approach, Payment by Results (PbR), to improve mental health services in England
Alexander Medcalf History, Health Sciences Chronic diseases through the lens
Sarah Nettleton Sociology, Health Sciences, HYMS Sleep during recovery from drug and alcohol dependence: developing an interdisciplinary approach and exploring the feasibility of an intervention

The Review Committee met again on Monday 5th January to consider eleven applications to the career establishment scheme, introduced to support early career academics appointed within the last three years to galvanise their research programmes under the C2D2 remit.

The recipients are:

PI NameDepartments (lead first)Title of project
Darren Goffin Biology, Psychology, HYMS Investigating the neurological basis of sensory processing deficits in Rett syndrome
Michael Plevin Biology, HYMS Evaluating how phosphorylation alters the structure/function relationship of the microRNA biogenesis protein TRBP
Heidi Baseler HYMS, Health Sciences Assessing visual cortex in candidates for retinal prosthetics
Daniel Baker Psychology, TFTV Objective measures of visual improvement in amblyopia following treatment
Martin Fascione Chemistry, Biology, Physics A sweet solution to pseudomonas infections in CF patients: probing nature’s first pseudaminidase

All in all thirteen awards totalling c. £668k were made across eleven departments of the University and all three faculties. The projects encompass a broad range of exciting and innovatory research to complement previously funded work and support York's internationally recognised strengths in the area of chronic diseases and disorders. 

Further information about the awarded projects will appear on the C2D2 website in due course.

Many congratulations to all the awardees.

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