Biomedical Resource and Technology Development Grants: people we've funded

This list includes current and past grantholders.

2017

Professor David Adams

University of Birmingham

HWB-NMR: a national resource for biomolecular research

Professor Ewan Birney

European Bioinformatics Institute

The nomenclature of human and vertebrate genes

Dr Michael Bromley

University of Manchester

The Aspergillus fumigatus gene and non-coding RNA knockout library

Professor Eileen Devaney

University of Glasgow

Maintaining a unique parasite life cycle and development of post-genomic resources

Dr Paul Flicek

European Bioinformatics Institute

European variation archive

Professor Philippe J Guerin

University of Oxford

Data sharing platforms to improve treatment outcomes in neglected tropical diseases

Professor Bernadette Hannigan

Public Health England

Infectious disease biobank at Public Health England

Professor Susan Lindsay

University of Newcastle

Human developmental biology resource (HDBR): an embryonic and fetal tissue bank for functional genetics and cell-based research

Dr Joao Pedro de Magalhaes

University of Liverpool

GeneFriends: a gene and transcript co-expression resource

Dr Gos Micklem and Dr Susanna-Assunta Sansone (University of Oxford)

University of Cambridge

ISA-InterMine: accelerating and rewarding data sharing

Dr Cahir O'Kane

University of Cambridge

Virtual fly brain

Dr Jonathan Peirce

University of Nottingham

Enabling flexible online and portable experiments in behavioural health sciences

Dr Peter Rosenthal

The Francis Crick Institute

Validation tools for cryo-EM

Professor Mark Sansom

University of Oxford

LipID: a lipid annotation tool for membrane proteins

Dr Juan Antonio Vizcaino

European Bioinformatics Institute

The PRIDE database: a proteomics data hub in the life sciences

2016

Professor Mauricio Barreto

The Foundation for Scientific and Technological Development in Health, Brazil

The 100 million Brazilian linked data and datacentre

Professor Zhengming Chen

University of Oxford

China Kadoorie Biobank prospective study of 0.5 million adults

Professor Ian Clarke

University of Southampton

Saturation transposon mutagenesis of Chlamydia trachomatis

Dr Gwyndaf Evans

Diamond Light Source

DIALS: advancing data analysis for synchrotron, XFEL and electron crystallography

Professor Seth Grant

University of Edinburgh

Molecular synapse imaging technology and resources

Professor John Hardy

University College London

BRAINEACv2: a resource for the interpretation of genetic variation in multiple regions of the adult human brain

Professor John McCarron

University of Strathclyde

Optical Cannula: development of a tool for studying the inside of tubular organs under physiologically relevant conditions by imaging from within

Professor James Naismith

University of St Andrews

A laboratory for membrane protein structural biology

Professor Paul Newton

University of Oxford

Mapping the quality of medical products – evidence to inform strategy and policy change

Professor Valerie O'Donnell

Cardiff University

LIPID MAPS Resource and Database

Professor Timothy Spector

King's College London

TwinsUK (2017-2019): an epidemiological and genomic resource

Dr Christoph Steinbeck

EMBL-EBI, Hinxton

MetaboFlow: the development of standardised workflows for processing metabolomics data to aid reproducible data sharing and big data initiatives

Professor Jason Swedlow

University of Dundee

OME's bio-formats: tools for next generation image data and metadata analysis

2015

Dr Alvis Brazma

EMBL-EBI, Hinxton

Single cell gene expression atlas

Professor Paul R Burton

University of Bristol

58FORWARDS – the 1958 birth cohort: fostering new opportunities for research via wider access to reliable data and samples

Professor Jamie Davies

University of Edinburgh

The Guide to Immunopharmacology: integration of targets, diseases and therapies into an expert-driven database

Dr Michael Doube

Royal Veterinary College

BoneJ2: full-featured next-generation BoneJ for standardised bone image analysis

Professor Ten Feizi

Imperial College London

Carbohydrate Microarray Facility for Biomedical Exploitation

Dr Robert Daniel Finn

EMBL-EBI, Hinxton

UniFam: an integrated protein families resource

Professor Keith Gull

University of Oxford

Genome scale genetic tagging and protein localisation in Trypanosoma brucei

Dr Christiane Hertz-Fowler

University of Liverpool

Cost-effective community access to integrated information for microbial eukaryotic pathogen research

Professor Kathryn S Lilley

University of Cambridge

A high resolution platform to capture the dynamic spatial proteome

Dr Catherine Moyes

University of Oxford

A spatial data repository for the analysis of insecticide resistance in malaria vectors

Professor Peter Simmonds

University of Oxford

A database for the universal classification of viruses: development of an open access model for the dissemination of classification information and virus descriptions

Dr Shankar Srinivas

University of Oxford

New genetic, imaging and microfluidics technologies for single cell genomics

Dr Elena V Sviderskaya

St George's University of London

The Functional Genomics Cell Bank at St George's: extension of activities

2014

Professor Michael P Eddleston

University of Edinburgh

A large-animal critical-care laboratory with 24/7 specialist anaesthesia support - a UK national resource for scientists working in translational research

Dr Aiden Mark Emery

Natural History Museum

SCAN: the Schistosomiasis Collections at the Natural History Museum

Dr Paul Flicek

EMBL at Hinxton

The International Genome Sample Resource

Dr Gerrit Kleijwegt

EMBL at Hinxton

Protein Data Bank in Europe - an integrated resource for 3D molecular and cellular structure

Dr Joao Pedro De Magalhaes

University of Liverpool

Human Ageing Genomic Resources: integrated databases and tools for the biology and genetics of ageing

Professor Martin C J Maiden

University of Oxford

PubMLST: public databases for molecular typing and microbial genome diversity

Professor Jeremy C Mottram

University of Glasgow

In vivo screening resource to support drug development in parasitic disease

Dr Charles Joseph O'Kane, Professor James Douglas Armstrong, Dr Gregory S Jefferis, Dr Helen Parkinson

University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, EMBL at Hinxton

Virtual Fly Brain: a global informatics hub for Drosophila neurobiology

Dr Raymond T O'Keefe

University of Manchester

The yeast non-coding RNA functional genomic resource

Professor Stephen G Oliver

University of Cambridge

Enhancing the fission yeast model organism database POMBASE and extending the benefits of community annotation

Professor Christine A Orengo

University College London

FunVar: impacts of genetic variations on protein functions and functional pathways

Professor Timothy D Spector

King’s College London

TwinsUK (2015-17): an epidemiological and genomic resource

Professor Michael J E Sternberg

Imperial College London

Development and dissemination of a community tool for structure-based annotations of proteins in disease networks

2013

Professor Geoffrey J Barton

School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee

Extending the Jalview Resource for Biological Sequence Alignment and Analysis

Professor Ian N Clarke

University of Southampton

A global Chlamydia trachomatis biobank integrated with a comprehensive genome sequence database

Dr Majid Ezzati

Imperial College London

A global database on cardiovascular risk factors

Professor Matthew J Guille

University of Portsmouth

The European Xenopus Resource Centre (EXRC)

Henning Hermjakob

EMBL at Hinxton

PRIDE Atlas

Professor Deborah A Lawlor

University of Bristol

'The Born in Bradford (BiB) Study’: an international biomedical resource for exploring genetic and early life determinants of health and development in a deprived multi-ethnic population

Professor Richard J Piercy

Royal Veterinary College

Developing and phenotyping a colony of dogs with dystrophin-deficient muscular dystrophy: a strategic resource for UK-based research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Professor Haroun Shah

Public Health England

Creation of an e-resource centre to underpin the provision and use of Type and reference strains of human pathogens

Professor R Angus Silver

University College London

The Open Source Brain Repository: enabling the collaborative development of open and accessible models for neuroscience

Professor Christopher Thompson

University of Manchester

REMI-seq: generation of a genome-wide mutant resource for Dictyostelium functional genomics

2012

Dr David Aanensen

Imperial College London

MiPGR - the Microbial Population Genomics Resource

Dr Elspeth Bruford

European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus

The nomenclature of human and vertebrate genes

Dr David Cavanagh

University of Edinburgh

The European Malaria Reagent Repository

Professor Andrew Copp and Professor Susan Lindsay

University College London and Newcastle University

Human Developmental Biology Resource (HDBR): an embryonic and fetal tissue bank for the new genetics technologies

Professor Ten Feizi

Imperial College London

Carbohydrate microarray facility for biomedical exploitation

Dr Paul Flicek

European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus

The DGVa - a database for genomic structural variation

Professor Anthony Harmar

University of Edinburgh

guidetopharmacology.org - a peer-reviewed online resource giving information on drugs and their targets

Dr Christiane Hertz-Fowler

University of Liverpool

Integrated bioinformatics resources for kinetoplastid pathogens

Professor So Iwata

Imperial College London

The Membrane Protein Laboratory at Diamond Light Source

Professor Peter Kaiser

University of Edinburgh

The National Avian Resource Facility

Dr Gos Micklem

University of Cambridge

InterMine and humanMine - enhancing the biomedical relevance of model organisms and enabling other data mining projects

Professor Michael Overduin

University of Birmingham

HWB NMR: a national resource for biomolecular research

Professor Colin Palmer

University of Dundee

The Tayside Bioresource: Leveraging Electronic Medical Records to deliver personalised medicine

Professor Timothy Spector

King’s College London

TwinsUK (2012-2014) - an epidemiological and genomic resource

People we've funded

Many of our grantholders carry out research in Africa and Asia. See our directories: