Research grant awards

Intervertebral disc degeneration and spinal disease 

  • Principal investigators: Professors Judith Hoyland and Tony Freemont 
    Arthritis Research Campaign 
    Sept 2007 - Aug 2010
    The use of mesenchymal stem cells for the repair of the human intervertebral disc.
    Postdoctoral researcher: Dr Ben Minogue
  • Principal investigators: Dr Jane Millward-Sadler and Professor Judith Hoyland
    Arthritis Research Campaign 
    Oct 2007 - Sept 2010
    Regulation of matrix in the intervertebral disc by mechanical load
    PhD studentship: Mr Hamish Gilbert

Peripheral nerve injury and nerve regeneration

  • Principal investigator: Professor Giorgio Terenghi 
    Research staff: Adam Reid
    East Grinstead Medical Research Trust 
    Mechanism of nerve cell survival after nerve injury
  • Principal investigator: Professor Giorgio Terenghi 
    Research staff: Alex Hamilton
    Foyle Foundation 
    Non-invasive imaging techniques for the detection of neuronal cell death and neuroprotection
  • Principal investigator: Professor Giorgio Terenghi 
    Research staff: Daljeet Mahay
    Rosetrees Trust 
    Research into stem cells for peripheral nerve regeneration
  • Principal investigator: Professor Giorgio Terenghi 
    Research staff: Yasotha Duraisamy
    Royal Free Hospital 
    Study of the effect of L-acetyl carnitine on cutaneous innervation in HIV patients with peripheral neuropathy
  • Principal investigators: Professor Giorgio Terenghi, Professor Anthony Freemont, Professor C Kielty, Professor T Hardingham, Professor B Derby
    Research staff: Paul Kingham, Rachel Saunders, Stephen Richardson, Matthew Williamson, Theoni Katopodi, Manuela Di Biase
    North West Development Agency 
    UK Centre for Tissue Regeneration
  • Principal investigators: Professor Giorgio Terenghi, V  Lees 
    Research staff: Paul Malone
    Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation
    The surgical management of the distal radio-ulnar joint – a functional and anatomical approach
  • Principal investigators: Dr Paul Kingham, Professor Nicola Tirelli
    Research staff: Sihem Ouasti
    BBSRC
    Glial differentiation from stem cells in tissue engineered matrices
  • Principal investigators: Professor Giorgio Terenghi, Professor Sandra Downes 
    Research staff: Stephanie Armstrong
    CIMIT
    Peripheral nerve repair using a novel fabricated polymer conduit
  • Principal investigator: Professor Giorgio Terenghi 
    Research staff: Paul Malone
    CIMIT
    Informing the surgical management of the distal radioulnar joint – A functional, anatomical and biomechanical approach

Molecular mechanics

  • Principal investigator: Dr Michael Sherratt 
    Research into Ageing 
    Jan 2008 – Dec 2010
    Molecular mechanisms underlying age-related changes in tissue elasticity
    Senior fellowship
  • Principal investigators: Drs Helen Graham, Andrew Trafford and Michael Sherratt
    British Heart Foundation
    Nov 2007 – Nov 2010
    Adverse cardiac remodelling in heart disease and ageing: a role for the giant sarcomeric protein titin?
    Postdoctoral researcher: Dr Helen K Graham
  • Principal investigators: Professor David Garrod and Drs Lydia Tabernero and Michael Sherratt
    Medical Research Council
    Jan 2008 – Dec 2010
    The structure of desmosomes and desmosomal cadherins
    Two postdoctoral researchers and two research technicians
  • Principal investigators: Drs Michael Sherratt and Rachel Watson
    Boots PLC
    3-year studentship – start date to be confirmed
    The influence of direct UV radiation on the structure and function of extracellular matrix components
    PhD studentship