Springboard Awardees

Dr Niharika A Duggal, University of Birmingham, Gut microbiome dysbiosis and immune ageing: investigating associations and potential for novel therapies.

Dr Scott Allen, University of Sheffield, Investigating how the MGO-NRF2 cellular protection pathway is affected in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Dr Heather Bailey, University College London, Understanding the consequences of congenital cytomegalovirus infection: a feasibility study.

Dr Manuel Banzhaf, University of Birmingham, Creating a genome-wide mycobacterial stress-response map. (GCRF)

Dr Sarah Bath, University of Surrey, Is mild-to-moderate iodine deficiency in pregnancy a risk factor for hearing impairment in children?

Dr Megan Bergkessel, University of Dundee, Measuring activity dynamics in non-growing populations of bacteria.

Dr Valerie Brandt, University of Southampton, Investigating mechanisms of change and their neural underpinnings in patients with tic disorders receiving habit reversal training.

Dr Rochelle Burgess, University College London, Mapping patterns of risk and resilience to mental health consequences of child marriage in Zimbabwe (MARCH). (GCRF)

Dr Bernadette Carroll, University of Bristol, Spatial regulation of mTORC1 in Tuberous Sclerosis.

Dr Alan Cartmell, University of Liverpool, What features of bacterial carbohydrate sulfatases can be exploited for human health?

Dr Ines Cebola, Imperial College London, Investigation of NAFLD-associated epigenetic dysregulation.

Dr Liye Chen, University of Oxford, Investigating the functional basis of shared genetic risks across immune-mediated inflammatory diseases.

Dr Gemma Clarke, University of Leeds, Understanding access to palliative care by ethnic minority groups in the UK: with a focus on South Asians and those with refugee or asylum seeker status.

Dr Rebecca Coll, Queen's University Belfast, Investigating the regulation of the human NLRP3 inflammasome.

Dr James Connolly, Newcastle University, Deciphering the regulatory mechanisms underpinning niche-adaptation of pathogenic Escherichia coli during systemic infection.

Dr Anne Cori, Imperial College London, Developing reliable epidemic forecasting using branching processes: Ebola as a case study.

Dr Lauren Cowley, University of Bath, Novel machine learning models for real time pathogen management.

Dr David Doupe, Durham University, Stem Cell Derived Signals in Intestinal Stem Cell Homeostasis.

Dr Antonio Fernández Pardiñas, Cardiff University, PATRON - Pharmacogenomics of Antipsychotic Treatment and Response.

Dr Maria Filippetti, University of Essex, Understanding the developmental mechanisms underlying emotional eating.

Dr Taya Forde, University of Glasgow, A novel targeted sequencing approach for untangling the epidemiology of endemic anthrax, a neglected zoonosis. (GCRF)

Dr Rene Frank, University of Leeds, The in situ molecular architecture of Alzheimer’s disease pathology.

Dr Jennifer Greaves, Coventry University, Investigating the function and substrate interaction network of ABHD16A, a novel regulator of protein S-acylation.

Dr James Hall, University of Liverpool, Understanding the spread of multi-resistance megaplasmids in Pseudomonas.

Dr Sally Hargreaves, St George's University of London, Developing and testing an innovative multi-disease screening and catch-up vaccination tool to strengthen delivery systems to migrants in UK primary care.

Dr Musa Hassan, University of Edinburgh, Using single-cell dual RNA sequencing to interrogate host immunity to pathogens.

Dr Kristina Kirschner, University of Glasgow, What is the role of secondary senescence in disease? Elucidating the role of Notch signalling in secondary senescence.

Dr Efterpi Kostareli, Queen's University Belfast, Epigenetic effects of BTK inhibition in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.

Dr Eneko Larrañeta, Queen's University Belfast, Intranasal implantable devices for prolonged drug delivery in schizophrenic patients.

Dr Bethan Lloyd-Lewis, University of Bristol, Deciphering the contribution of development and age to breast cancer aetiology

Dr Leeanne McGurk, University of Dundee, Defining novel therapeutic targets for TDP-43-associated neurodegenerative disease.

Dr Erik Mire, Cardiff University, Deciphering the interplay between maternal obesity and neuroimmune interactions during brain development.

Dr Síle Molloy, St George's University of London, Impact of combined oral therapy of fluconazole plus flucytosine for treatment of asymptomatic cryptococcal antigen positive patients in advanced HIV patients in Tanzania: A single arm intervention trial. (GCRF)

Dr Valentina Mosienko, University of Exeter, Novel mechanisms in depression: investigating the effects of astrocytic lactate on emotional behaviour.

Dr Ana Namburete, University of Oxford, Ultrasound-Based Assessment of Brain Folding Patterns in Early Pregnancy.

Dr Laura Nellums, University of Nottingham, EMERGE: Examining Migration and the Epidemiology of Resistance in Groups in Europe.

Dr Graham Norquay, University of Sheffield, Using hyperpolarised 129Xe MRI to evaluate tumour hypoxia in patients with lung cancer.

Dr Patricia P. Esteban, Aston University, A novel microfluidic co-culture platform to study functional responses of neuronal and glial cells ex vivo.

Dr Sebastian Pattinson, University of Cambridge, 3D Printing Imperceptible Orthoses with Biomimetic Geometry and Molecular Structure to Enable Healthy Gait.

Dr William Peveler, University of Glasgow, Fluorescent Sensor Arrays for Serum-Based Liver Fibrosis Detection.

Dr James Smith, University of East Anglia, Investigating cardiomyocyte communication in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Dr Laura Southgate, St George's University of London, Characterisation of the cellular role of ATP13A3 and functional impact of variation underlying pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Dr Rachel Sparks, King's College London, Learning Movement Signatures from Video-Telemetry to Localize Epileptic Seizures.

Dr George Stothart, University of Bath, Developing functional biomarkers of early Alzheimer's disease.

Dr Clare-Louise Towse, University of Bradford, Role of isomerisation in cardiac amyloidosis.

Dr Patrick Walker, Imperial College London, Evaluation of the potential for rapid diagnostic testing for malaria within antenatal care to provide sustainable, dynamic and scalable malaria surveillance. (GCRF)

Dr Gernot Walko, University of Bath, Targeting YAP/TAZ as a novel therapeutic strategy in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

Dr Helen Waller-Evans, Cardiff University, Developing an NPC1 activity assay using the novel fluorescent substrate AQ2 for use in basic research and drug discovery.

Dr Qian Wu, University of Leeds, Defining the structural mechanism of the cellular response to DNA interstrand crosslink lesions.

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