Research Grants

The following are current grants held by members of the Centre for Bioengineering that have been flagged as being of particular relevance:

Organ-on-a-chip Centre of Excellence
Martin Knight and Hazel Screen
£420,793 Emulate Inc. (20-08-2019 - 01-10-2029)
Engineering the fetal membranes
Tina Chowdhury
£40,000 Prenatal Charity UCL EGA INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH (01-12-2018 - 01-10-2028)
Unravelling mechanisms of drug-induced myocarditis using immune-responsive human cardiovascular chip
Yung-Yao Lin and Julien Gautrot
£121,420 MRC Medical Research Council (01-10-2024 - 30-09-2028)
Extreme heat and preterm birth in rural Zimbabwe
Andrew Prendergast, Andrew Russell, Melanie Smuk, Tina Chowdhury and Stamatina Iliodromiti
£460,147 Wellcome Trust (01-10-2023 - 30-09-2028)
Novel antibody encapsulation and release technology for tailored Medicine and Dentistry applications
Michael Cattell, Angray Kang, Simon Rawlinson and Gleb Sukhorukov
£148,333 Barts and the London Charity (01-04-2024 - 31-03-2028)
Tommy’s National Preterm Birth Research Centre
Stamatina Iliodromiti, Tina Chowdhury and Steven Thornton
£432,791 Tommy's (01-04-2023 - 31-03-2028)
Epithelial Exchange Surfaces – From organizing principles to novel culture models of the gatekeepers of the body - MSCA-2022-DN Martin Knight
Martin Knight, Hazel Screen, Wen Wang, Clare Thompson and Cleo Bishop
£260,676 EPSRC - EU Scheme (01-12-2023 - 30-11-2027)
Re-profiled BRC 2022-27 Final - Precision Musculoskeletal Care
John Whiteley, Costantino Pitzalis, Martin Knight, Gregory Slabaugh and Xavier Griffin
£3,343,541 NIHR National Institute for Health Research (01-12-2022 - 30-11-2027)
The role of novel mechanosensitive complex in cardiomyocyte pathophysiology
Thomas Iskratsch and Andrew Tinker
£254,588 BHF British Heart Foundation (01-10-2024 - 30-09-2027)
APP13387: Micro-manufacturing of tissue patterned organ-chips for accelerated deployment of new medicines
Martin Knight, Hazel Screen, Julien Gautrot, Timothy Hopkins, John Connelly, Liisa Blowes and Xavier Griffin
£1,787,725 EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (01-07-2024 - 30-06-2027)
Mechanisms underlying preterm birth in women with HIV in rural Zimbabwe
Andrew Prendergast, Ruairi Robertson, Melanie Smuk, Claire Bourke, Nikolaos Donos, Robert Allaker, Abish Stephen, Conrad Bessant, Stefaan Verbruggen and Tina Chowdhury
£1,090,917 MRC Medical Research Council (01-05-2024 - 30-04-2027)
Talin dependent mechanical imprinting as driver for cardiac disease progression
Thomas Iskratsch
£231,662 BHF British Heart Foundation (22-01-2024 - 21-01-2027)
Thermochemical patterning to generate Bionanoarrays: Studentship Rachel Smyth
Thomas Iskratsch
£9,000 Heidelberg Instruments Nano AG (18-01-2024 - 17-01-2027)
Artery-on-a-Chip (S&E flexible match-funded PhD studentship)
Thomas Iskratsch
£103,372 Novo Nordisk Foundation (Denmark) (01-01-2024 - 31-12-2026)
Mapping populations to patients: designing optimal ablation therapy for atrial fibrillation through simulation and deep learning of digital twins (UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship)
Caroline Roney
£1,224,259 MRC Medical Research Council (01-11-2022 - 31-10-2026)
Incorporating physical cues in organ-chip models
Hazel Screen and Martin Knight
£20,000 Emulate Inc. (01-10-2022 - 30-09-2026)
G1F1Application of a new high throughput platform for validation of mechanosensitive miRNA
Rob Krams and Gleb Sukhorukov
£117,986 BHF British Heart Foundation (01-09-2023 - 31-08-2026)
Engineered Recombinant Strategies to Organogel Design for Food Product Formulations
Julien Gautrot
£32,500 Motif Food Works Inc (01-09-2022 - 31-08-2026)
Sponsorship of P/T Student: Daniel Johnson
Karin Hing
£128,992 Apatech Ltd (01-02-2011 - 01-08-2026)
Human synovium-cartilage organ-chip for personalised surgical screening - Tim Hopkins - fellowship
Martin Knight
£311,202 AR-UK Versus Arthritis (01-04-2022 - 30-06-2026)
Targeting epigenetic gene regulation in epidermolysis bullosa simplex
John Connelly, Julien Gautrot and David Kelsell
£199,751 Action Medical Research (01-06-2023 - 31-05-2026)
Development and Validation of Smartphone-Based Tools for Characterisation of Gait - QMUL-HUMA KTP
Caroline Roney, Tsz Ho Tse, Dylan Morrissey, Stuart Miller, Trevor Prior and Gregory Slabaugh
£227,485 Innovate UK (10-04-2024 - 09-04-2026)
On-Demand Targeted RNA Delivery Nanotheranostics for Glioblastoma Treatment
Silvia Marino and Julien Gautrot
£184,106 Barts and the London Charity (01-03-2023 - 01-04-2026)
Harmonised IAA grant - Improve and accelerate the impact of QMUL research EPSRC
David Lee and Yang Hao
£733,724 EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (01-04-2022 - 31-03-2026)
Harmonised IAA grant - Improve and accelerate the impact of QMUL research MRC
Mauro Perretti, Tatjana Crnogorac-Jurcevic and David Lee
£457,000 MRC Medical Research Council (01-04-2022 - 31-03-2026)
Development of an Organ-on-a-chip model of polycystic kidney disease using CRISPR modified human kid
Martin Knight and Cleo Bishop
£39,986 Kidney Research UK (01-12-2023 - 30-11-2025)
Tomo-SAXS: Imaging full-field molecular-to-macroscale biophysics of fibrous tissues
Himadri Gupta
£451,556 EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (26-04-2021 - 25-10-2025)
Virtual Atria with Personalised Electrophysiology for Atrial Fibrillation Therapy Planning - SEMS Industry-supported PhD Studentship
Caroline Roney and Thomas Iskratsch
£25,000 Acutus Medical UK Ltd (01-10-2022 - 30-09-2025)
How does ageing related loss of basement membrane collagen regulate epidermal barrier homeostasis
Edel O'Toole, Julien Gautrot and Matthew Caley
£64,000 Unilever UK Ltd (01-10-2021 - 30-09-2025)
How does ageing related loss of basement membrane collagen regulate epidermal barrier homeostasis
Edel O'Toole, Julien Gautrot and Matthew Caley
£116,545 BBSRC Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (27-09-2021 - 26-09-2025)
NIH Development of Contactless Vital Sign Sensors
Tsz Ho Tse
£112,781 NIH National Institutes of Health - USA (25-09-2022 - 31-08-2025)
ProNaGen: Engineering of Recombinant Protein Nanosheet-Based Bioemulsions for Next Generation Bioprocessing and Biomanufacturing
Julien Gautrot
£127,041 EPSRC - EU Scheme (01-11-2023 - 30-04-2025)
Harmonised IAA grant - Improve and accelerate the impact of QMUL research BBSRC
David Lee and Viji Draviam Sastry
£350,000 BBSRC Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (01-04-2022 - 31-03-2025)
Professorship-GRANT TRANSFER
Tsz Ho Tse
£497,258 AMS Academy of Medical Sciences (31-03-2022 - 30-03-2025)
Bioresorbable bioactive composites Kick off
Karin Hing and Emiliano Bilotti
£50,243 Baxter Healthcare Corporation (11-01-2021 - 22-01-2025)
Automatic Posture and Balance Support for Supernumerary Robotic Limbs
Ildar Farkhatdinov
£373,313 EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (01-01-2021 - 31-12-2024)
Wearable ultrasound sensor for vascular access home monitoring
Lei Su and Haixue Yan
£25,000 Kidney Research UK (01-01-2023 - 31-12-2024)
Fluid dynamics of deformable capsules enclosed in a microdroplet (Royal Society International Exchange Scheme)
Yi Sui
£12,000 Royal Society (06-12-2021 - 05-12-2024)
Development of functional 3D eccrine sweat gland model
Thomas Iskratsch and John Connelly
£79,541 Unilever UK Ltd (04-10-2021 - 03-10-2024)
Bioactive bioresorbable composites for load bearing guided bone regeneration
Karin Hing
£29,000 Baxter Healthcare Corporation (01-10-2020 - 30-09-2024)
BioMedEng24
Thomas Iskratsch
£3,000 BHF British Heart Foundation (01-09-2024 - 30-09-2024)
Engineering Circadian Biology into Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Organ-on-a-Chip models
David Lee and Yung-Yao Lin
£201,874 BBSRC Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (01-02-2022 - 31-08-2024)
Engineered Protein Nanosheets at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces for Stem Cell Expansion, Sorting and Tissue Engineering (PROLICELL)
Julien Gautrot
£1,499,542 EU Commission - Horizon 2020 (01-09-2018 - 31-08-2024)
Production of a Human Growth Plate Organ-Chip Model of Skeletal Development
Martin Knight, Clare Thompson and Hazel Screen
£197,923 BBSRC Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (01-02-2023 - 31-07-2024)
KTP AKT (QMUL-Lucideon) - Radio Opaque Cements and Osteoclast Testing: Traceable Bio-Remodellable Cements
Karin Hing and Simon Rawlinson
£41,283 Innovate UK (25-03-2024 - 24-07-2024)