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EPSRC Support by Research Area in Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics

Research areas are used to describe EPSRC's portfolio of excellent long term research and high quality postgraduate training.

Grants are classified using one or more research areas. All the grants listed below have some relevance to this research area. The value of the investment is the total awarded by EPSRC and does not reflect the proportion assigned to this research area.

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Grant TitlePrincipal
OrganisationDepartmentTotal Grant
Value (£)
3D Nanoscale chemical analysis: a FIBSEM-SIMS facility optimised for soft and composite materialsBrydson, Professor RMDUniversity of LeedsChemical and Process Engineering 1,726,123
A Coordinated Infrastructure for NMR in the Physical and Life Sciences: A 1 GHz Spectrometer at BirminghamCarlomagno, Professor TUniversity of BirminghamInstitute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences 6,558,752
A fresh look at visual sampling: How are fixational eye-movements optimised? [PhysFEM]Smithson, Professor HEUniversity of OxfordExperimental Psychology 2,019,867
A Research Dedicated Mini-Cyclotron for PET Ligand DiscoveryGouverneur, Professor VUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 771,540
An Aberration Corrected STEM with Integrated Science Driven AI to Quantify Dynamic Functionality in Advanced Energy Technologies and BiomaterialsBrowning, Professor NDUniversity of LiverpoolMech, Materials & Aerospace Engineering 4,847,945
An agile bio-manufacturing platform for production of blood vasculaturePoologasundarampillai, Dr GUniversity of BirminghamDentistry 251,993
An Artificial RibosomeO'Reilly, Professor RKUniversity of BirminghamSchool of Chemistry 581,943
An Artificial RibosomeTurberfield, Professor AJUniversity of OxfordOxford Physics 664,201
An EPSRC National Research Facility to facilitate Data Science in the Physical Sciences: The Physical Sciences Data science Service (PSDS)Coles, Professor SJUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Chemistry 2,996,067
An integrated biophysics approach towards realisation of a new class of membrane-active anticancer therapiesBeales, Professor PAUniversity of LeedsSch of Chemistry 906,288
An Optical Single Molecule Scanner of Protein MotionVollmer, Professor FUniversity of ExeterPhysics and Astronomy 1,571,018
Beyond AntibioticsStride, Professor EUniversity of OxfordEngineering Science 6,552,650
Bioactive polysaccharide-based hydrogels for growth factors delivery during tissue repair.Gonzalez-Garcia, Dr CUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Engineering 276,854
Biofilm Resistant Liquid-like Solid Surfaces in Flow SituationsChen, Dr JNewcastle UniversitySch of Engineering 457,503
Biofilm Resistant Liquid-like Solid Surfaces in Flow SituationsMcHale, Professor GUniversity of EdinburghSch of Engineering 477,843
Bio-inspired active sheets: control of membrane shape dynamics by force-generating biopolymer networksKoester, Dr DVUniversity of WarwickWarwick Medical School 597,117
Biological physics of protein clustering in epigenetic memory and transcriptional controlLeake, Professor MCUniversity of YorkPhysics 430,701
Biomimetic Crystallisation of Metal-Organic Materials for Protein Isolation and StabilizationRiddell, Dr IUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 149,340
Biophysics of cancer: modelling and assessing physical resistance to therapyPeyman, Dr SUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 343,320
CCP5++: Integrating Computer Simulation of Condensed Phases with experiments and data science.Carbone, Professor PUniversity of Manchester, TheChem Eng and Analytical Science 366,829
CCPBioSim: Biomolecular Simulation at the Life Science InterfaceHarris, Dr SUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 345,687
Combined LAPS and SICM for multimodal live cell imagingKrause, Professor SQueen Mary University of LondonSchool of Engineering & Materials Scienc 571,840
Control of free-surface flow morphologies in anisotropic liquidsBrown, Professor CVNottingham Trent UniversitySchool of Science & Technology 344,476
Control of free-surface flow morphologies in anisotropic liquidsMottram, Professor NJUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Mathematics & Statistics 363,963
Controllable model membranes and new quantitative analyses to interrogate light harvesting proteinsAdams, Dr PGUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 475,101
Designing soft engines and active solidsSouslov, Dr AUniversity of BathPhysics 355,230
Development of a biophysical toolkit to monitor and manipulate matrix remodelling in organoid based models of human diseaseGentleman, Dr EKings College LondonCraniofacial Dev and Stem Cell Biology 511,824
Dial-a-membrane: precision engineering of sub-micron self-assembled materialsElani, Dr YImperial College LondonChemical Engineering 202,313
Directed Molecular Recognition through Next-Generation Hybrid Molecular ImprintingFulton, Dr DANewcastle UniversitySch of Natural & Environmental Sciences 308,037
Directed Molecular Recognition through Next-Generation Hybrid Molecular ImprintingTurner, Dr NWDe Montfort UniversitySchool of Pharmacy 270,150
Dynamic Mass Photometry: A new method for studying membrane protein dynamics and interactionsKukura, Professor PUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 485,185
Dynamic physicochemical nanoscale imaging at the solid-liquid interfaceGeorge, Professor MUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 1,171,682
Early-stage embryo as an active self-tuning soft materialWeijer, Professor KUniversity of DundeeSchool of Life Sciences 879,973
Early-stage embryo as an active self-tuning soft materialCharras, Dr GTUCLLondon Centre for Nanotechnology 511,227
Early-stage embryo as an active self-tuning soft materialYeomans, Professor JUniversity of OxfordOxford Physics 398,151
Enabling rapid liquid and freeze-dried formulation design for the manufacture and delivery of novel biopharmaceuticalsCurtis, Dr RUniversity of Manchester, TheChem Eng and Analytical Science 861,317
Engineering a topical hypobaric patch: A needle-free solution for biopharmaceutical drug administration into the skinJones, Dr SAKings College LondonPharmaceutical Sciences 462,273
EPSRC CDT in Sustainable Approaches to Biomedical Science: Responsible and Reproducible Research - SABS:R^3Gavaghan, Professor DUniversity of OxfordSABS CDT 5,392,168
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Aerosol ScienceReid, Professor JPUniversity of BristolChemistry 6,845,553
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Chemical Biology - Innovation for the Life SciencesCes, Professor OImperial College LondonChemistry 6,160,070
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Condensed Matter Physics: Renewal of the CM-DTCHooley, Dr CAUniversity of St AndrewsPhysics and Astronomy 4,041,683
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Non-Equilibrium SystemsBhaseen, Dr MJKings College LondonMathematics 3,913,751
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Polymers, Soft Matter and ColloidsArmes, Professor SPUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 4,138,920
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter for Formulation and Industrial Innovation (SOFI2)Bain, Professor CDDurham, University ofChemistry 5,664,354
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Topological DesignDennis, Professor MRUniversity of BirminghamSchool of Physics and Astronomy 5,712,930
Establishing Electrically Programmable Reaction Arrays as Universal Chemical ComputersCronin, Professor LUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Chemistry 733,213
Experiencing the micro-world - a cell's perspectiveWright, Dr AJUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 600,756
Explaining the avian compass through sustained quantum dynamics in driven, open three-radical systemsKattnig, Dr D RUniversity of ExeterPhysics 202,264
Exploiting Engineered Polyproteins in the Modular Design of Robust, Tuneable and Biofunctional HydrogelsDougan, Professor LUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 1,295,754
Extreme deformations of magneto- and electro-active membranes: A framework to model instabilities due to large multi-physics loads in thin structuresSaxena, Dr PUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Engineering 335,748
Extreme volumetric imaging using single-shot optical tomography with compressive sensingMcGinty, Dr JImperial College LondonPhysics 201,158
Femtosecond to Millisecond Photo-dynamics of Third Generation Fluorescent ProteinsMeech, Professor SUniversity of East AngliaChemistry 454,049
Ferroelectricity and the nematic liquid crystal phaseImrie, Professor CUniversity of AberdeenChemistry 202,046
Flow-Xl: A New UK Facility for Analysis of Crystallisation in Flow SystemsMeldrum, Professor FUniversity of LeedsSch of Chemistry 1,129,049
Frictional flow patterns shaped by viscous and capillary forces (FriicFlow)Sandnes, Dr BSwansea UniversityCollege of Engineering 658,382
From Interparticle Forces to Macroscopic Yielding of Soft Amorphous SolidsJack, Dr RLUniversity of CambridgeChemistry 419,897
From interparticle forces to macroscopic yielding of soft amorphous solidsLiverpool, Professor TBUniversity of BristolPhysics 527,369
From Ultrastructure to Micromechanics: a New Perspective on Cartilage Function, Mechanotransduction and AgeingChen, Dr JUniversity of ExeterEngineering 248,925
Fundamental Studies of the Drying of Complex Multiphase Aerosol DropletsReid, Professor JPUniversity of BristolChemistry 405,634
Fundamental Studies of the Drying of Complex Multiphase Aerosol DropletsArmes, Professor SPUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 429,410
Health assessment across biological length scales for personal pollution exposure and its mitigation (INHALE)Pain, Professor CCImperial College LondonEarth Science and Engineering 2,793,915
High performance Wide spectral range Nanoprobe (HiWiN)Kolosov, Professor OVLancaster UniversityPhysics 745,943
High resolution, cryogenic analytical and transfer scanning electron microscope (HR-CAT-SEM)Khlobystov, Professor AUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 1,564,542
High throughput 2D-IR analysis of biomolecules under physiological conditionsHunt, Professor NTUniversity of YorkChemistry 1,006,129
High-performance ultra-low-carbon Geopolymer heat Battery for thermochemical energy storage in net-zero buildings (GeoBattery)Ke, Dr XUniversity of BathArchitecture and Civil Engineering 318,435
Hyperfine Resolution and Advanced Structural Analysis to Enable Next-Generation Molecular ScienceO'Connor, Professor PBUniversity of WarwickChemistry 3,101,722
Hysteresis of two-phase flows in porous and fractured media: From micro-scale Haines jumps to macro-scale pressure-saturation curvesHoltzman, Dr RCoventry UniversityCtr for Fluid and Complex Systems 288,791
Imaging Chemical Dynamics with Ultrafast Laser SpectroscopyBurt, Dr MUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 1,137,597
Infections in complex physical environments: Life and death in the sinusesPilizota, Professor TUniversity of EdinburghSch of Biological Sciences 898,309
Infections in complex physical environments: Life and death in the sinusesLauga, Professor EUniversity of CambridgeApplied Maths and Theoretical Physics 1,273,935
Integrated atomic force and confocal fluorescence lifetime imaging microscope with fibre-coupled infrared detector for materials researchMartin-Fabiani, Dr ILoughborough UniversityMaterials 817,064
Integration of functional and structural knowledge across scales to decipher information processing in the mammalian brainSchaefer, Professor AThe Francis Crick InstituteResearch 1,984,146
Interrogating the nisin:lipid II interaction: a chemical biology approachTabor, Professor AUCLChemistry 759,213
Interrogating the Nisin:lipid II Interaction: A Chemical Biology ApproachCochrane, Dr SQueen's University of BelfastSch of Chemistry and Chemical Eng 243,690
Intracellular Controlled Radical PolymerizationsBruns, Professor NTechnical University of DarmstadtChemistry 74,652
Irreversible Molecular Glues to Activate Anti-Cancer Interactome of 14-3-3sigmaDoveston, Dr R GUniversity of LeicesterChemistry 410,167
KB mirror project for XMaSHase, Professor TPUniversity of WarwickPhysics 468,000
Lattice Models of Bacterial TurbulenceMorozov, Professor AUniversity of EdinburghSch of Physics and Astronomy 197,827
Life at the ExtremesBrooks, Dr NJImperial College LondonChemistry 201,597
Local Tracking of Single Ions Dynamics at Solid-Liquid InterfacesVoitchovsky, Professor KDurham, University ofPhysics 1,171,291
M Squared - St Andrews Biophotonics NexusDholakia, Professor KUniversity of St AndrewsPhysics and Astronomy 1,434,010
MOLSImage: Combining Simulations and Imaging to Deliver Next Generation Tools for Studying Bacterial Cell Envelopes.Khalid, Professor SUniversity of OxfordBiochemistry 1,465,014
Multi-User Facility for SAXS/WAXS Studies on Nanoscale Structures in Controlled Environments.Rappolt, Professor MUniversity of LeedsSchool of Food Science and Nutrition 1,183,496
Nanoengineered microneedle arrays for enhanced delivery of long-acting HIV medicinesDonnelly, Professor RQueen's University of BelfastSch of Pharmacy 1,095,411
Nanostructured Self-Assembly of Bio-Derived and Bio-Inspired Lipid-Based AmphiphilesHamley, Professor IWUniversity of ReadingChemistry 1,370,271
NetClamp: conducting neural network rhythms with mathematicsTabak, Dr JUniversity of ExeterInstitute of Biomed & Clinical Science 201,337
Next-generation mass spectrometry of protein structure and interactionsBenesch, Professor JUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 601,538
Non-Benzenoid Fluorophores to Enable New Imaging ModalitiesLewis, Dr SEUniversity of BathChemistry 764,595
Non-Newtonian Slippery Liquid Infused Porous Surfaces: NN-SLIPSSemprebon, Dr CNorthumbria, University ofFac of Engineering and Environment 347,347
Novel Characterisation of Nanoparticles as Lung Surfactant Protein Substitutes towards New Treatments for Infant Respiratory Distress SyndromeCampbell, Dr RAUniversity of Manchester, TheSchool of Health Sciences 288,308
Novel Models for Haemodynamics and Transport in Complex Media: Towards Precision Healthcare for Placental DisordersChernyavsky, Dr IUniversity of Manchester, TheMathematics 722,924
Novel Models for Haemodynamics and Transport in Complex Media: Towards Precision Healthcare for Placental DisordersKrueger, Dr TUniversity of EdinburghSch of Engineering 327,223
Novel Rechargeable Hybrid Redox Flow Battery Based on Particle-Stabilised Emulsions and H2 carriersPera-Titus, Professor MCardiff UniversityChemistry 258,789
On-chip bio-opto-mechanics: Controlling phonon-assisted processes in single biomoleculesSapienza, Dr LUniversity of GlasgowCollege of Science and Engineering 199,992
Optimising light-tissue interaction to enable multiscale imaging of neuronal dynamics deep within the neocortexBooth, Professor MUniversity of OxfordEngineering Science 513,309
Optimising light-tissue interaction to enable multiscale imaging of neuronal dynamics deep within the neocortexSilver, Professor RAUCLNeuroscience Physiology and Pharmacology 1,916,173
oxDNA3 - Introducing Sequence-Specific Curvature And Elasticity Into A Coarse-Grained DNA ModelHenrich, Dr OUniversity of StrathclydePhysics 431,761
Peptide adsorption on metal oxide surfaces. Investigating the biomaterial/biological interface with synchrotron radiation.THOMAS, Dr AGUniversity of Manchester, TheMaterials 36,052
Peptide-mimetic hydrogels as a long-acting multipurpose drug delivery platform for combined contraception and HIV preventionLaverty, Dr GQueen's University of BelfastSch of Pharmacy 766,542
Perfecting Halide Perovskites: From Precursor Ink Chemistry to Defect ControlNoel, Dr NKUniversity of OxfordOxford Physics 1,700,817
Physics of Life - Noise, Information and Evolution in Protein BindingMcLeish, Professor TUniversity of YorkPhysics 1,212,195
Physics of Life Network+ (PoLNet3)Leake, Professor MCUniversity of YorkPhysics 353,251
Raman Nanotheranostics - RaNT - developing the targeted diagnostics and therapeutics of the future by combining light and functionalised nanoparticlesStone, Professor NUniversity of ExeterPhysics and Astronomy 5,752,646
Realising Functional Cellulosic Bio-based CompositesEichhorn, Professor SUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 1,561,994
Resonant and shaped photonics for understanding the physical and biomedical worldDholakia, Professor KUniversity of St AndrewsPhysics and Astronomy 5,023,462
Reverse engineering morphogenesisCharras, Dr GTUCLLondon Centre for Nanotechnology 518,833
Reverse Engineering MorphogenesisSaunders, Dr TUniversity of WarwickWarwick Medical School 643,284
Reverse engineering morphogenesisBriscoe, Dr JThe Francis Crick InstituteResearch 405,606
Scrolling, Braiding and Branching in Fibrous Soft MaterialsSteed, Professor JWDurham, University ofChemistry 408,332
Shapeshifting Molecular MaterialsMcGonigal, Dr P RDurham, University ofChemistry 202,277
Shining Light on Metalloprotein Mechanism: Single Protein Crystal Catalytic Studies Driven by 'Caged' Electron SourcesAsh, Dr PAUniversity of LeicesterChemistry 186,373
Spontaneous Induction and Amplification of Macroscopic Homochirality in Isotropic Liquid and Liquid CrystalsZeng, Dr XUniversity of SheffieldMaterials Science and Engineering 397,529
Statistical physics of cognitionSchultz, Professor SRImperial College LondonBioengineering 2,165,717
Steering Colloids via Two-Dimensional Diffusiophoresis Using Crossed Gradients in Salt ConcentrationsKeddie, Professor JLUniversity of SurreyPhysics 202,132
Stretching the boundaries; new soft matter systems.Gleeson, Professor HUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 1,631,505
Structure, mechanism and assembly of a nano-scale biological rotary electric motorBerry, Professor RMUniversity of OxfordOxford Physics 2,042,298
Support for the UKCP consortiumProbert, Professor MUniversity of YorkPhysics 519,155
Supporting the OpenMM Community-led Development of Next-Generation Condensed Matter Modelling SoftwareMichel, Dr JUniversity of EdinburghSch of Chemistry 464,871
SusAgriChem - Sustainable Formulation of Agri-Chemicals via Dynamic Molecular InterfacesStriolo, Professor AUCLChemical Engineering 936,263
The York Physics of Pyrenoids Project (YP3): Nanostructured Biological LLPS:Next-Level-Complexity Physics of CO2-fixing OrganellesMcLeish, Professor TUniversity of YorkPhysics 1,956,548
Theoretical Condensed Matter Cambridge - Critical Mass GrantPayne, Professor MCUniversity of CambridgePhysics 2,997,306
Tomo-SAXS: Imaging full-field molecular-to-macroscale biophysics of fibrous tissuesTerrill, Dr NJDiamond Light SourceScience Division 91,291
Tomo-SAXS: Imaging full-field molecular-to-macroscale biophysics of fibrous tissuesGupta, Dr HQueen Mary University of LondonSchool of Engineering & Materials Scienc 451,557
Tomo-SAXS: Imaging full-field molecular-to-macroscale biophysics of fibrous tissuesLee, Professor PUCLMechanical Engineering 323,799
Tomo-SAXS: Imaging full-field molecular-to-macroscale biophysics of fibrous tissuesSherratt, Dr MUniversity of Manchester, TheSchool of Biological Sciences 48,100
TRANSCRIPTION AND NUCLEAR PHASE TRANSITIONSHebenstreit, Dr DUniversity of WarwickSchool of Life Sciences 1,747,030
Transforming molecular biophysics with mass photometryKukura, Professor PUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 1,768,065
Understanding self-organised tissue patterning across scalesFletcher, Dr AGUniversity of SheffieldMathematics and Statistics 1,420,181
Unravelling anomalous mass and heat transport in miscible liquidsCardona, Dr JUniversity of StrathclydeChemical and Process Engineering 201,104
What do membranes really look like? New approaches to 3D multiplexed imaging of the cell surfacevan de Linde, Dr SUniversity of StrathclydePhysics 201,980

Total Number of Grants: 130
Total Value of Grants: £161,695,960

The grant value may include the cost of access to facilities (these funds are not awarded to the grant holding organisation).