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Research Awards

PhD Researcher of the Year award 2013

Congratulations go to Katherine Livingstone of the School of Agriculture, Policy & Development for winning the Faculty of Life Sciences nomination in the Graduate School's first PhD Researcher of the Year award competition.

Best research outputs in Life Sciences: 2013/14

Each year, Schools within the Faculty of Life Sciences select their best research output, in order to highlight particular achievements in research over the previous two years.


Glister C, Satchell L, Bathgate RA, Dai Y, Ivell R, Anand-Ivell R, Rodgers RJ, Knight PG (2013). A functional link between Bone Morophogenetic Proteins and Insulin-like Peptide 3 signalling in modulating ovarian androgen production Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 110: e1426-1435. doi: 10:1073/pnas. 1222216110. Epub 2013 Mar 25.

Runner Up:

Sakaki M, Fryer K & Mather M (2013). Emotion strengthens high-priority memory traces but weakens low-priority memory traces Psychological Science, doi: 10.1177/0956797613504784


Samina Akbar, Joanne M. Elliott, Martyn Rittman and Adam Squires. (2013). Facile Production of Ordered 3D Platinum nanwire networks with 'Single Diamond' Bicontinuous Cubic Morphology. Advanced Materials, 25, 1160-1164.


Adam D M Briggs, Oliver T Mytton, Ariane Kehlbacher, Richard Tiffin, Mike Rayner and Peter Scarborough (2013). Overall andincome specific effect of prevalence of overweight and obesity of 20% sugar sweetened drink tax in UK: econometric and comparative risk assess,emt modelling study British Medical Journal, 347:f6189 doi: 10.1136/bmj.f6189

Recent Research Awards

The Faculty of Life Sciences has a strong reputation in securing research grant funding. Examples of significant awards since January 2014 in each of the Schools are:

School of Agriculture, Policy & Development

Mr Richard Tranter, Sustainable intensive pig and poultry production (PROHEALTH), EU FP7 Coop KBBE.

School of Biological Science

Professor Angela Clerk, The role of BRaf in the heart and cardiac effects vemurafenib, dabrafenib and trametinib, recently licensed cancer therapies that target BRaf and MKK1/2, British Heart Foundation.

School of Chemistry, Food & Phamacy

Dr Dimitris Charalampopoulos, Food Processing Waste and By-products utilisation network (FoodWasteNet), BBSRC Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy.

School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences

Professor Doug Saddy, Advancing the European Multilingual Experience (AThEME), EU SSH.

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