Current portfolio


Professor Lorna Harries  

Type 2 Diabetes

Professor Lorna Harries & Dr Sarah Richardson
University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter

2015 - 2018: Determinants of beta cell differentiation status in type 2 diabetes

Dr Iklas El Karim  

Chronic pain

Dr Ikhlas El Karim & Dr Fionnuala Lundy
Queen’s University Belfast

2015 - 2018: Mas related gene receptors as novel molecules for pain relief

Dr John Connelly  

Wound healing

Dr John Connelly
Queen Mary, University of London

2014 - 2016: High-throughput analysis of synthetic wound healing microenvironments

 Catherine Wright  


Dr Catherine Wright
Glasgow Caledonian University

2014 - 2017: Improving access to human material for diabetes research: developing the GCU research tissue bank for diabetic and non-diabetic skin.


Quantum dots

Dr Dejian Zhou
University of Leeds

2014 - 2017: Multivalent quantum dot non-antibody binding protein imaging probes

Professor Oliver HanemannBrain tumours

Professor Oliver Hanemann
Plymouth University
2013 - 2016: Identification of common therapeutic targets in schwannomas and meningiomas

Dr Susan FrancisChronic kidney disease

Dr Susan Francis
University of Nottingham
2014 - 2016: Imaging of intrarenal haemodynamics, oxygen metabolism and fibrosis in chronic kidney disease

Dr Richard SheltonEdentulousness

Dr Richard Shelton
University of Birmingham
2014 - 2017: Developing a 3D organotypical model to assess skin and gum penetrating implant soft tissue outcomes and implant device development


Dr Helen Wheadon


Dr Helen Wheadon
University of Glasgow
2014 - 2017: Validation of induced pluripotent stem cells as an acceptable alternative model for pre-clinical drug screening in haematological malignancies     

Dr Martin GarnettToxicology

Dr Martin Garnett
University of Nottingham
2014 - 2017: Further developments of epithelial cell models with realistic basement membranes for drug transport and toxicology studies

Professor James RossToxicology research

Professor James Ross
Edinburgh University
2012 - 2015: A scalable system for the production of human-induced pluripotent cell (hiPSC)-derived, functionally-mature, hepatocytes for replacement of animal toxicology testing


Professor Geoffrey PilkingtonBlood-brain barrier

Professor Geoffrey Pilkington
Portsmouth University
2012 – 2015: Application of a 3D 'all-human' blood-brain barrier model in evaluating nanoparticle-facilitated drug delivery systems


Professor John Graeme HoustonMedical devices

Professor John Graeme Houston
University of Dundee
2012 – 2015 Post-Doc Research Fellowship: Thiel embalmed human cadaveric alternatives to animal models for cardiovascular device testing and training

Professor Peter MorrisSchizophrenia

Professor Peter Morris
University of Nottingham
2012 – 2015 Research Assistant: Multi-modal imaging and its application in schizophrenia

Professor Robin WilliamsBipolar disorder

Professor Robin Williams
Royal Holloway, University of London
2012 – 2015 PhD Studentship: Development of a first-choice non-sentient model for bipolar disorder molecular pharmacology research 

Professor Julian MaRabies

Professor Julian Ma
St George’s, University of London
2012 – 2015 Research Assistant: Replacement of animal derived products for prevention of rabies in under-developed countries

Professor Paul Furlong


Professor Paul Furlong
Aston University, Birmingham
2012 – 2017 Strategic Grant: Translational humane research programme using MEG for non-invasive studies of the human brain.

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