Five new early career researchers appointed

Five outstanding early career researchers have been awarded Research Fellowships from the Centre for Future Health. The Fellowships last two years and include a budget of up to £100,000 for project costs.

The appointments have been made following a competition that was open to candidates both inside and outside the University from all disciplinary backgrounds. Forty eligible applications were received, the quality of which were consistently high. The names of the five successful individuals, together with the titles of their projects and their departmental affiliations, are below and further information will appear about them in due course on this website. 

They will join the four Fellows recruited from the first round and, like them, will benefit from special training opportunities developed by the Research Excellence Training Team (RETT) in such areas as engaging with the media, advanced grant writing skills and communicating and partnering with different external sectors. 

Michael Bottery (Biology)
Evaluating the invasion potential and diversification of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in response to the cystic fibrosis microbiome

Katherine Bridge (Biology)
Characterisation and therapeutic targeting of novel regulators of HIF/hypoxia in myeloproliferative neoplasms

Boyd Brogan (History)
The Devil’s Library: gender, convulsions and demonic possession in early modern and nineteenth-century medicine

José Juan-Colás (Electronic Engineering)
Technologies to unravel the interaction pathways of bacterial communities

Christopher Ugbode (Biology)
Molecular Understanding of CHMP2BIntron5 Mediated Gliosis

We wish them every success.

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