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Highest level of grant awards received

21 March 2018

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The Cardiff University School of Biosciences has received the highest number and value of research awards for four years, compared to an equivalent period.

The School, internationally renowned for its world-leading research, has seen an increase in the grant awards in the first six months of the financial year.

Research awards in the current financial year are up by thirty percent compared to the previous year, and average research award value has increased by thirteen percent.

Professor Jim Murry, the Head of School, said: “This is excellent news for the School of Biosciences, and a testament to both our outstanding research and commitment of our staff.

“To support and focus these activities, we have developed a new research strategy, and created Technology Research Hubs that provide expertise and facilities that give access to state-of-the-art technologies to support research within the School.”

The School of Biosciences aims to address the unprecedented challenges that the world faces, committed to understanding the underlying mechanisms and researching solutions.

The research within the School covers the a wide breadth of areas, from understanding how neurons grow, to the mechanisms of cancer, the molecular basis of animal and plant development and exploring the genetics of orang-utans, elephants, pandas and other endangered species.

“Our reputation is reflected in research awards that we attract, and this increase in grants received reflects our drive to delivery cutting-edge science.

“Our School leads on a number of cross-School interdisciplinary research centres, including the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute, the Arthritis Research UK Biomechanics and Bioengineering Research Centre, the Water Research Institute and the new Medicines Discovery Institute, and co-leads the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute.

“All of these contribute to the School’s excellence and impact of the research, tackling the key grand challenges faced by the world in health, food and sustainability,” added Jim.

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