Funding

 

2005-present

  • British Heart Foundation Programme Grant RG/05/003: £1,178,407
    Atherothrombotic effects of air pollution. April 2005 for 5 years. Principal applicant: Prof DE Newby (Edinburgh), Prof IL Megson.

  • NHS Highland R&D. £5000
    N-acetylcysteine and platelet function in diabetes. Feb 2007 for 6 months. Principal applicant: Prof S MacRury.

  • Natural Environment Research Council NE/E00860/1
    A proof of concept study for a structure-activity model for the toxicity of nanoparticles. £19,797. Sept 2007 for 18 months. Prof K Donaldson (Edinburgh), Prof IL Megson and Dr Xue Wang (Leeds).

  • Hi-Links Feasibility study, £5000
    Collaborative project with GlycoMar Ltd. 2007 for 6 months. Prof IL Megson, Dr C Bavington.
  • Coronary Thrombosis Trust. £5000
    Feb 2008 for 6 months. Prof IL Megson, Prof SJ Leslie.
  • NHS R&D £5000
    Cannabinoids. Feb 2008 for 6 months. Principal applicant: Prof SJ Leslie
  • NHS Highland R&D endowments: £4,964
    Effect of mealtime inclusion of oat-based products on glycaemic response and postprandial inflammation in early type-2 diabetes – initial phase. Prof S MacRury, Dr S McGeoch, Dr A Johnstone, Prof IL Megson, Dr G Lobley et al. March ’08 for 3 months.
  • NHS Highland R&D endowments: £2,500
    A study of the TGM2 antibodies in schizophrenia. Principal applicants: Dr N McNamara, Ms M Bradford, Dr M Law, Dr J Wei. March ’09 for 12 months.
  • Hi-Links feasibility study. £5,000
    Collaborative project with Highland Biosciences Ltd. Prof IL Megson, Prof S MacRury, Dr R Day. May 2008 for 4 months.
  • Chief Scientist Office. CZB/4/622: £106,185
    Therapeutic potential of N-acetylcysteine as an antiplatelet agent in patients with type 2 diabetes. August 2008 for 1.5 years. Principal applicant: Prof IL Megson, Prof S MacRury.
  • Medical Research Council: £49,619
    Defining the biologically effective dose for the pro-inflammatory effects of nanoparticles in lung target cells. Nov 2008 for 3 years. Principal applicant: Prof K Donaldson (Edinburgh), Prof IL Megson
  • Chief Scientist Office. CZB/4/644: £201,094
    Effect of regular mealtime inclusion of oat-based products on glycaemic excursion and markers of inflammation during the post-prandial phase in type-2 diabetes. Jan 2009 for 18 months. Principal applicant: Prof S MacRury
  • Schizophrenia Association of Great Britain, £109,959
    A research programme to investigate the genetic and immunogenic association of schizophrenia and diabetes. Principal applicant: Dr Jun Wei. Jan ’09 for 24 months.
  • Schizophrenia Association of Great Britain, £181,610
    Comparative study of TGM2-expressing cells in the peripheral blood in schizophrenia and type-1 diabetes. Principal applicant: Dr Jun Wei. Jan ’09 for 30 months

  • Schizophrenia Association of Great Britain, £73,049
    Studies on the molecular mechanism of antipsychotics-related metabolic problems.  Principal application Dr Jun Wei.  Aug '10 for 36 months

  • Schizophrenia Association of Great Britain, £79,230
    Investigation of the role of gluten and casein proteins in developing schizophrenia and type-1 diabetes.  Principal applicant: Dr Jun Wei. Jan '11 for 36 months

  • European Regional Development Fund (UHI Strategic Delivery Body): £2,000,493
    Development of a Scottish Centre for Lipidomic Research. July 2009 for 3 years. Prof IL Megson.

  • British Geriatric Society, £6,852
    The association between plasma nitrite levels and degree of endothelial function measured by pulse wave analysis. Dec 2009 (1 yr) Principal applicant: Dr Sudip Saha, Dr D Williams, Dr R Soiza, Prof IL Megson.

  • Coronary Thrombosis Trust, £4,965
    A pilot study on the platelet and vascular effects of contrast media used routinely in diagnostic angiography and interventional cardiology. Feb 2011 for 6 months. Principal applicant: Prof IL Megson

  • Technology Strategy Board, £75,914 (UHI component of collaborative project).
    Development of 2nd generation antioxidant ingredients for beverages from marine sources. April 2012 for 2 years. Principal Applicant for UHI component: Prof IL Megson
  • British Heart Foundation, £288,748
    Porous material delivery methods for ‘toxic’ gases in cardiovascular science. August 2012 for 3 years. Prof RE Morris (St Andrews), Prof IL Megson, Prof P Whitfield, Dr M Doherty.