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Research projects funded 2008-09

Research projects

Researcher Project description Disease £ Spent
Total     506,398
Dr Gisele Brasil Caseiras Advanced MRI techniques in the assessment and prediction of treatments in primary and secondary brain tumours Brain tumours 3,746
P A Kirkwood and G Raisman Connectivity of thoracic motoneurones in spinal cord repair Spinal cord repair 35,145
Dimitri M Kullman Peripheral markers of neuronal excitability in CNS channelopathies Epilepsy, ataxia 19,884
S Moonsang Cortical mechanisms of sequence learning Parkinson's, schizophrenia 3,130
Prof Dimitri A Rusakov Nano-diffusion in the brain extracellular space Epilepsy 39,821
Dr Stephanie Schorge Pathogenicity of skeletal muscle channelopathies Neuro-muscular diseases 42,815
Dr H Houlden Investigating the role of Tau in neurodegeneration by the development of a Tau Tubulin Kinase 2 Drosophia model Ataxia, dementia 15,466
Prof Parmjit S Jat Genome wide RNA interference libraries for identifying genefunction Neurodegeneration 50,000
Dr Michael Lunn and Prof Ken Smith Axonal protection by sodium channel blockade in experimental allergic neuritis and Guillain-Barre syndrome Guillain-Barre syndrome 23,638
Dr Jennifer Pocock Mitochondrial oxidative damage in Parkinson's disease Parkinson's disease 3,669
Dr Thomas Warner Investigating the pathogenesis of DYT1 dystonia through study of torsin A and its interacting protein partners Dystonia 3,569
Dr Nicola Potter Identification of New Therapeutic Techniques in Adult Malignant Glioma Brain tumours 54,820
Emen Edet Amana Investigating motor neurone death Motor neurone disease 22,400
Dr Jennifer Pocock Modulation of immune cell toxicity towards nerve-ensheathing cells Multiple sclerosis 5,840
Dr Linda Greensmith To develop a novel treatment for MND Motor neurone disease 10,000
Dr Patrick Lewis Senior Research Fellow in Molecular Neuroscience Alzheimer's disease 52,636
Dr Nico Henriquez Brain Tumour Fellowship Brain tumours 86,103
  Electrical engineer for Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders Neurophysiology 15,513
  MRC Capacity Building Studentship Alzheimer's 2,498
  Movement Disorder Archive Parkinson's, Huntington's 15,705

Endowments and other support

Department Description Subject £ spent
Total     989,172
Miriam Marks Department of Neurochemistry Research into the blood-brain barrier, cell signalling and oxidative stress Neurochemistry 106,102
Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders Research into the relationship between movement and the brain; recovery and re-organisation after spinal cord injury; does spinal cord regeneration actually lead to recovery? Neurophysiology 179,635
Graham Watts Laboratory Research into the mechanisms underlying motor neurone disease Motor neurone disease 125,349
Professor Linda Greensmith A transcriptomic analysis of the role of axonal transport defects in a model of Kennedy's disease by transcript Kennedy's disease 56,222
University Department of Neurosurgery Dr Tracy Warr Brain tumours 17,794
Unit of Functional Neurosurgery Deep Brain Stimulation operations Parkinson's disease 102,570
  Leopold Muller Functional Imaging Laboratory Cognitive neurology 401,500