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Wellcome-Wolfson partnership makes £30 million investment in UK scientific infrastructure
Date:7/2/2010

olarisation enables imaging measurements to be made in a few seconds that were previously impossible and the Centre's 10-year programme of inter-disciplinary work will turn this important scientific discovery into specific clinical applications.

"We expect this Wellcome-Wolfson grant to provide the stepping stone necessary to take a very exciting new magnetic resonance imaging technology forward which we hope will become significant in the rapid screening of a wide range of diseases," says Professor Duckett. "This grant will help provide a dedicated building that will bring together the equipment, laboratory facilities and the multidisciplinary research team needed to achieve this goal."

The full list of recipients, including in-principle awards, is:

  • Principal Investigators: Professor Colin Ingram, Newcastle University
    Award: 4.88 million
    Project title: Centre for Translational Systems Neuroscience

  • Principal Investigator: Professor Alan Stitt, Queen's University Belfast
    Award: 4.80 million
    Project title: Development of a Vision Science Research Building

  • Principal Investigator: Professor Andrew Hattersley, Peninsula College of Medicine, Exeter & Plymouth Universities
    Award: 4.75 million
    Project title: Centre for Translational Medicine in Exeter

  • Principal Investigator: Professor Mike Ferguson, University of Dundee
    Award: 4.88 million
    Project title: Centre for Translational and Interdisciplinary Research

  • Principal Investigator: Professor David Porteous, University of Edinburgh
    Award: 3.46 million
    Project title: Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine

  • Principal Investigators: Professors James Neil and Massimo Palmarini, University of Glasgow
    Award: 4.80 million
    Project title: Integrating Veterinary and Human Virology in the Centre for Virus Research

  • Principal Investigators: Professor Simon Ducket
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Contact: Craig Brierley
c.brierley@wellcome.ac.uk
44-207-611-7329
Wellcome Trust
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