Current projects list

Explore a few examples of our externally funded research projects.

Investigator(s) Funded Details Amount (£)
Prof V Crunelli, Prof AJ Harwood, Prof M Li (with MEDIC)Wellcome TrustDEFINE - Defining endophenotypes from integrated Neuroscience£5,234,843
Prof Y BardeHEFCW, Welsh
Government
Ser Cymru Research
Chair in Neurobiology
£3,961,068
Dr M Smalley (with MEDIC/PHRMY)Cancer
Research UK
Cardiff Cancer Research
UK Centre
£2,721,246
Prof A DaviesWellcome TrustTNF superfamily forward
and reverse signalling in
neural development
£2,043,743
Prof T DaleCancer Research
UK
Modelling colorectal
cancer: Assessing
pathway synergies
and antagonisms in
vivo and validating
therapeutic targets
£1,682,527
Prof O Petersen, Dr O GerasimenkoMedical Research CouncilCalcium signalling, organelle dysfunction and pancreatitis£1,493,492
Prof A Rosser, Prof SB Dunnett, Prof P Kemp, Prof M Li, Prof N AllenEuropean CommissionHuman pluritotent stem cell differentiation, safety and preparation for therapeutic transplantation in Huntington's Disease REPAIR HD£1,487,200
Dr T Connor (with MEDIC)Medical Research Council via Warwick UniConsortium for medical microbiology bioinformatics£1,146,410
Prof K FoxMedical Research
Council
Optogenetic
dissection of
homeostatic and
hebbian components
of cortical plasticity
£1,110,919
Prof SB DunnettEuropean CommissionNeutral transplantation in the treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease£868,263
Prof M SmalleyCancer Research UKStem & Progenitor cells and the origins of breast cancer heterogeneity£831,335
Prof A RosserUniversity
Hospital Ulm
Characterisation of the
natural history of HD and
assessment of feasibility
of HD clinical research
within the network of HD
clinical centres
£783,780
Prof J Murray, Dr N
Kent
Biotechnology
and Biological
Sciences
Research
Council
Dynamics of global
chromatin landscape
through the cell cycle and
differentiation
£648,499
Prof J MurrayBiotechnology
and Biological
Sciences
Research
Council
GARNet 2020£597,908
Prof M Li, Prof
V Crunelli, Dr A
Errington
Medical
Research
Council
A stem cell model to
study human cortical
interneuron function
£556,602
Prof R John (with MEDIC/PSYCH)Biotechnology
and Biological
Sciences
Research
Council
Ensuring quality maternal
care in an adverse
environment
£505,203
Prof H White-
Cooper, Dr N
Kent,
Dr M Taylor
Biotechnology
and Biological
Sciences
Research
Council
Nucleosome positioning
and transcriptional
regulation in differentiated
drosophila
£488,467
Prof P BorriCommission of
the European
Communities
Female investigators in
nonlinear optical
nanoscopy
£456,699
Prof AJ Harwood (with MEDIC)Waterloo FoundationThe Changing Minds Programme£440,000
Dr M Smalley, Dr R
Clarkson, Dr N
Rodrigues, Dr M
Smalley
The Jane Hodge
Foundation
Exploring the concept of
the cancer stem cell
£425,596
Prof B Caterson, Prof VC Duance, Dr E Blain, Dr D Mason (with HCARE/ ENGIN/ MEDIC/ DENTL/ PSYCH/ PHRMY)Arthritis Research UK Arthritis Research UK Biomechanics & Bioengineering Centre£420,000
Prof J Murray Biotechnology
and Biological
Sciences
Research
Council
Novel strategies for single
step molecular
diagnostics assays with
full dynamic range
quantitation
£393,245
Dr T Connor (with COMSC/ PHYSX/ CHEMY/ ENGIN/ MEDICWEFOSupercomputing Wales£378,515
Dr M LelosEuropean CommissionEuropean Stem Cells Consortium for neutral cell replacement, reprogramming and functional repair£378,300
Prof K Swann, Prof P Borri, Prof RM John (with PHYSX)Biotechnology
and Biological
Sciences
Research
Council
Lipid droplets in oocytes: shedding new light on why fats are good or bad for development£377,884
Prof RM JohnBiotechnology
and Biological
Sciences
Research
Council
Exposing the link between placental endocrine dysfunction and offspring behavioural outcomes£364,210
Prof RM John (with MEDIC)Medical Research CouncilInvestigating a placental origin for pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders£359,784
Prof F Sengpiel, Dr A
Ranson, Prof
K Fox (with MEDIC)
Biotechnology
and Biological
Sciences
Research
Council
Homeostatic plasticity in
visual cortex
£351,823
Prof T Dale Commission of
the European
Communities
Integrating genetic,
biophysical and
computational
approaches to
understand cell and
tissue polarity
£345,783
Dr J Kashir, Prof F
Lai
Welsh
Government
Application of the sperm
factor phospholipase C
zeta (PLCz)mediated
calcium oscillations at
fertilization to improve the
efficacy of assisted
reproductive technology
£336,442
Prof P KilleNatural
Environment
Research
Council
Leveraging comparative
physiology and genomics
to predict species
sensitivity: A novel
framework for
interspecies extrapolation
in ecotoxicology
£326,329
Prof TC Dale, Prof P Borri (with PHYSX)Cancer Research UK £302,697
Dr R ClarksonProstate Cancer
UK
FLIPi: Evaluating a novel
therapeutic strategy to
target advanced prostate
cancer
£279,632
Prof VL BuchmanMedical Research FoundationDissecting the role of the paraspeckle in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis£278,448
Prof F Lai The Cardiac
Research and
Development
Fund, Wales
Heart Research
Institute
Research scholarship in
cardiovascular research
techniques from molecule
to man
£273,250
Prof P KilleNatural
Environment
Research
Council
Hook a worm to catch a
man: Tracking historical
and recent human
settlement, land use and
migration in neotropical
rainforest using
ecosystem engineers
£269,691
Dr R Clarkson (with PHRMY)Tiziana Pharma LtdThe identification & selection of candidate lead compounds against BCL3£258,223
Prof S DunnettWellcome TrustA combinatorial approach
for enhancing cell
transplantation for
neurological diseases via
simple and scalable
chemistries
£250,000
Prof S Dunnett (with Dr M Lelos)Parkinson's UKStem cell therapies:
targeting the non-motor
symptoms
£250,000
Dr OV
Gerasimenko, Dr JV
Gerasimenko
Children with
Cancer UK
Pathophysiology of
asparanginase
associated pancreatitis
£248,436
Prof V
Buchman
Motor Neurone
Disease
Association
Neurodegeneration
triggered by dysfunction
of FUS protein - studies
of the mechanism using
in vivo models
£236,362
Prof AJ Harwood, Dr K Thomas (with MEDIC)Jane Hodge FoundationNeuroscience Research Fellows Programme£235,318
Prof M Bruford, Dr P
Orozco Ter
Wengel
Biotechnology
and Biological
Sciences
Research
Council
Climate genetics for farm
animal adaptation
£227,701
Prof J
Marchesi, Dr L
Parry (with MEDIC)
World Cancer
Research Fund
International
Identifying the influence
of the microbiome and
metabiome on the normal
and malignant murine
intestinal stem cell
£225,000
Prof J Cable, Dr P
Orozco Ter
Wengel
Ser Cymru NRN
Bangor
AquaWales: Minimising
the impacts of the
intensive aquaculture in
the face of climate
change
£223,000
Dr B Latinkic, Prof N
Allen
British Heart
Foundation
Mechanisms of action of
cardiogenic determinants
of gata4
£222,942
Dr D Ramji,  Dr I
Guschina, Prof J
Harwood (with MEDIC)
British Heart
Foundation
Evaluation of the antiatherogenic
therapeutic
potential of dihomogamma-
linolenic acid in
vivo and delineation of
the underlying molecular
mechanisms
£214,170
Prof Y BardeBoehringer Ingleheim PharmaA novel and relevant in vitro and in vivo model allowing the detection of BDNF-expression in living cells£210,917
Prof D Riccardi, Prof P
Kemp
Commission of
the European
Communities
Calcium-sensing receptor
(CaSR): Therapeutics for
non-communicable
diseases
£205,167
Prof P Kille Commission of
the European
Communities
Probing safety of nanoobjects
by defining
immune responses of
environmental organisms
- PANDORA
£205,167
Prof S Dunnett, Prof A
Rosser
Medical
Research
Council
Cardiff Fetal Tissue Bank:
quality assured tissues
for biomedical research
and clinical trial in
neurodegenerative
disease
£202,304