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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 Volume Microscopy and TEM Sample Preparation of Complex Hybrid NanostructuresBrydson, Professor RMDUniversity of LeedsChemical and Process Engineering 823,184
A Coordinated Infrastructure for NMR for the Physical and Life Sciences: Upgrade to the Ultra-high Field 950 MHz Spectrometer at OxfordRedfield, Professor CUniversity of OxfordBiochemistry 477,380
A Coordinated Infrastructure for NMR in the Physical and Life Sciences: A 1 GHz Spectrometer at BirminghamSoftley, Professor TUniversity of BirminghamInstitute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences 6,558,752
A National Network for Applications of High-Field NMR in the Life and Physical SciencesUhrin, Professor DUniversity of EdinburghSch of Chemistry 1,368,030
A universal chemical proteomic platform to uncover the impact of dynamic protein S-acylation in cancerTate, Professor EWImperial College LondonDept of Chemistry 251,632
An Artificial RibosomeTurberfield, Professor AJUniversity of OxfordOxford Physics 664,201
An Artificial RibosomeO'Reilly, Professor RKUniversity of BirminghamSchool of Chemistry 581,943
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, Dr P AUniversity of LeedsSch of Chemistry 906,288
An Optical Single Molecule Scanner of Protein MotionVollmer, Professor FUniversity of ExeterPhysics and Astronomy 1,571,018
Bioactive polysaccharide-based hydrogels for growth factors delivery during tissue repair.Gonzalez-Garcia, Dr CUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Engineering 276,854
Biological metamaterials for enhanced noise control technologyHolderied, Dr MWUniversity of BristolBiological Sciences 1,271,343
Biological physics of protein clustering in epigenetic memory and transcriptional controlLeake, Professor MCUniversity of YorkPhysics 430,701
Biological physics of protein clustering in epigenetic memory and transcriptional controlDean, Professor Dame CJohn Innes CentreCell and Develop Biology 718,575
Biomimetic Crystallisation of Metal-Organic Materials for Protein Isolation and StabilizationRiddell, Dr IUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 149,340
Cambridge Theory of Condensed Matter Group -Critical Mass GrantPayne, Professor MCUniversity of CambridgePhysics 2,023,484
CCPBioSim: Biomolecular Simulation at the Life Science InterfaceHarris, Dr SUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 345,687
CCP-BioSim: Biomolecular Simulation at the Life Sciences InterfaceMulholland, Professor AJUniversity of BristolChemistry 235,706
Combined LAPS and SICM for multimodal live cell imagingKrause, Professor SQueen Mary University of LondonSchool of Engineering & Materials Scienc 571,840
Combined LAPS and SICM for multimodal live cell imagingLengyel, Dr IQueen's University of BelfastSch of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomed Sci 120,946
Computing with Liquid MarblesAdamatzky, Professor AUniversity of the West of EnglandFaculty of Environment and Technology 727,811
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 StrathclydeMathematics and Statistics 363,963
Controllable model membranes and new quantitative analyses to interrogate light harvesting proteinsAdams, Dr PGUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 475,101
Correlative Mapping of Crystal Orientation and Chemistry at the NanoscaleHaigh, Professor SJUniversity of Manchester, TheMaterials 1,385,872
Cryogenic electron microscopy for native state analysis of nanoparticles in liquidsHondow, Dr NUniversity of LeedsChemical and Process Engineering 196,879
Designing soft engines and active solidsSouslov, Dr AUniversity of BathPhysics 355,230
Dynamic Dewetting: Designing and Breaking Novel Morphologies of Liquid FilmsBrown, Professor CVNottingham Trent UniversitySchool of Science & Technology 314,920
Dynamic Dewetting: Designing and Breaking Novel Morphologies of Liquid FilmsMcHale, Professor GNorthumbria, University ofFac of Engineering and Environment 346,666
Efficient modelling and validation of cryptic protein binding sites for drug discoveryMichel, Dr JUniversity of EdinburghSch of Chemistry 198,251
Electrochromic Gels for Smart Windows (ChromGels)Draper, Dr ERUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Chemistry 231,643
Enabling rapid liquid and freeze-dried formulation design for the manufacture and delivery of novel biopharmaceuticalsDalby, Professor PAUCLBiochemical Engineering 1,519,555
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
Engineering a topical hypobaric patch: A needle-free solution for biopharmaceutical drug administration into the skinChen, Dr TUniversity of SurreyChemical Engineering 345,914
Enhancing Machine Learning with Physical Constraints to Predict Microstructure EvolutionClarke, Professor NUniversity of SheffieldPhysics and Astronomy 250,600
EPSRC Capital Award for Core EquipmentPetley, Professor DUniversity of SheffieldGeography 549,334
EPSRC CDT in Sustainable Approaches to Biomedical Science: Responsible and Reproducible Research - SABS:R^3Gavaghan, Professor DUniversity of OxfordSABS CDT 5,348,003
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Aerosol ScienceReid, Professor JPUniversity of BristolChemistry 6,782,657
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Chemical Biology - Innovation for the Life SciencesCes, Professor OImperial College LondonChemistry 6,101,667
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Condensed Matter Physics: Renewal of the CM-DTCHooley, Dr CAUniversity of St AndrewsPhysics and Astronomy 3,992,129
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Non-Equilibrium SystemsBhaseen, Dr MJKings College LondonMathematics 3,875,307
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Polymers, Soft Matter and ColloidsArmes, Professor SPUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 4,074,815
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter and Functional InterfacesBain, Professor CDDurham, University ofChemistry 4,807,565
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter for Formulation and Industrial Innovation (SOFI2)Bain, Professor CDDurham, University ofChemistry 5,624,204
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Topological DesignDennis, Professor MRUniversity of BirminghamSchool of Physics and Astronomy 5,679,102
EPSRC Research Software Engineer Fellowship Oliver HenrichHenrich, Dr OUniversity of StrathclydePhysics 409,705
Evaporative Drying of Droplets and the Formation of Micro-structured and Functional Particles and FilmsBain, Professor CDDurham, University ofChemistry 2,270,296
Experiencing the micro-world - a cell's perspectiveTassieri, Dr MUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Engineering 79,810
Experiencing the micro-world - a cell's perspectiveDalgarno, Dr PHeriot-Watt UniversitySch of Engineering and Physical Science 293,057
Experiencing the micro-world - a cell's perspectiveWright, Dr AJUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 600,756
Exploiting Engineered Polyproteins in the Modular Design of Robust, Tuneable and Biofunctional HydrogelsDougan, Professor LUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 1,295,754
Exploration of Linking Chemistry in the Design of Aptamer-Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Hybrids (aptaMIPs)Turner, Dr NWDe Montfort UniversitySchool of Pharmacy 296,003
Extended super-resolution three-dimensional mechanical probing in living cells.Fritzsche, Dr MUniversity of OxfordRDM Investigative Medicine 426,631
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 solidsRoyall, Professor CPUniversity of BristolPhysics 527,369
From Ultrastructure to Micromechanics: a New Perspective on Cartilage Function, Mechanotransduction and AgeingChen, Dr JUniversity of ExeterEngineering 248,925
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 content FLIM, FRET, and localisation imaging to characterise inter-cellular heterogeneity in PI3K signalling to glycolysis in breast cancerSahai, Dr EThe Francis Crick InstituteResearch 242,676
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
Hydrophobic Gating in Membrane Nanopores: Water at the NanoscaleSansom, Professor MUniversity of OxfordBiochemistry 379,691
Hyperfine Resolution and Advanced Structural Analysis to Enable Next-Generation Molecular ScienceO'Connor, Professor PBUniversity of WarwickChemistry 3,101,722
Identification and nucleotide resolution mapping of alkyl adducts in human DNAPovey, Dr AUniversity of Manchester, TheSchool of Medical Sciences 253,881
Imaging Chemical Dynamics with Ultrafast Laser SpectroscopyBurt, Dr MUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 1,137,597
Immuno-chemotherapeutic Metal Complexes for Cancer Stem Cell-Directed TherapySuntharalingam, Dr KUniversity of LeicesterChemistry 217,731
Integrated atomic force and confocal fluorescence lifetime imaging microscope with fibre-coupled infrared detector for materials researchMartin-Fabiani, Dr ILoughborough UniversityMaterials 817,064
Investigating the physical and biological determinants of cancer cell extravasationMoeendarbary, Professor EUCLMechanical Engineering 256,338
LC2 droplet biosensors: Lipid-coated Liquid Crystal Droplets as Highly Sensitive, Selective Sensors of Bacterial Toxins and other Bio-active MoleculeGleeson, Professor HUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 822,989
Liquid AntennasHuang, Professor YUniversity of LiverpoolElectrical Engineering and Electronics 587,312
Local Tracking of Single Ions Dynamics at Solid-Liquid InterfacesVoitchovsky, Dr KDurham, University ofPhysics 1,171,291
M Squared - St Andrews Biophotonics NexusDholakia, Professor KUniversity of St AndrewsPhysics and Astronomy 1,434,010
Maximising Shared Capability of the Ultrafast Spectroscopy Laser Laboratory at SheffieldWeinstein, Professor JAUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 199,278
MEGA-FLIM: quantum technologies for megapixel time-resolved imaging and control across biological scalesMachesky, Professor LUniversity of GlasgowCollege of Medical, Veterinary, Life Sci 1,875,030
Modelling sperm-mucus interactions across scalesKeaveny, Dr E EImperial College LondonMathematics 694,462
Molecular Mechanics of EnzymesVollmer, Professor FUniversity of ExeterPhysics and Astronomy 2,086,999
Molecular Migration in Complex Matrices: Towards Predictive Design of Structured ProductsWilson, Professor MRDurham, University ofChemistry 1,034,684
Multi-Domain Self-Assembled Gels: From Multi-Component Materials to Spatial and Temporal Control of Multi-Component BiologySmith, Professor DKUniversity of YorkChemistry 359,780
Multifunctional Scanning MicroscopyHickey, Professor BUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 811,642
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
Nanoengineered microneedle arrays for enhanced plasmonic photothermal therapy of basal cell carcinoma.Donnelly, Professor RQueen's University of BelfastSch of Pharmacy 821,430
New bioorthogonal Raman tags as tools for preclinical oncology drug developmentBrunton, Professor VUniversity of EdinburghEdinburgh Cancer Research Centre 254,320
New biophysical tools to elucidate the role of P53 aggregates in cancer biologyKlenerman, Professor DUniversity of CambridgeChemistry 193,699
Non-Newtonian Slippery Liquid Infused Porous Surfaces: NN-SLIPSSemprebon, Dr CNorthumbria, University ofFac of Engineering and Environment 347,347
Novel Models for Haemodynamics and Transport in Complex Media: Towards Precision Healthcare for Placental DisordersKrueger, Dr TUniversity of EdinburghSch of Engineering 327,223
Novel Models for Haemodynamics and Transport in Complex Media: Towards Precision Healthcare for Placental DisordersChernyavsky, Dr IUniversity of Manchester, TheMathematics 722,924
Patient-centric supramolecular formulations of new anti-leishmanial drugs for Indian CommunitiesSteel, Professor PDurham, University ofChemistry 906,253
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
Personalised nanomedicine for cancer therapyBattaglia, Professor GUCLChemistry 1,488,629
Physics of Life - Noise, Information and Evolution in Protein BindingMcLeish, Professor TUniversity of YorkPhysics 1,212,195
Physics of Life Network+ (PoLNet3)McLeish, Professor TUniversity of YorkPhysics 353,251
Programming DNA topology: from folding DNA minicircles to revealing the spatial organization of bacterial genomesNoy, Dr AUniversity of YorkPhysics 612,742
Quasicrystals: how and why do they form?Rucklidge, Professor AUniversity of LeedsApplied Mathematics 49,502
Quasicrystals: how and why do they form?Archer, Professor AJLoughborough UniversityMathematical Sciences 293,504
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
Rapid Sperm CaptureSmith, Professor DJUniversity of BirminghamSchool of Mathematics 958,032
Redrawing the boundaries: new approaches to many-body open quantum systemsNazir, Dr AUniversity of Manchester, ThePhysics and Astronomy 866,380
Resonant and shaped photonics for understanding the physical and biomedical worldDholakia, Professor KUniversity of St AndrewsPhysics and Astronomy 5,023,462
Scrolling, Braiding and Branching in Fibrous Soft MaterialsSteed, Professor JWDurham, University ofChemistry 408,332
Semi-autonomous non-invasive surgery: The "outside in" of molecular-targeted theranostics for cancerMcLaughlan, Dr JRUniversity of LeedsElectronic and Electrical Engineering 666,643
Spontaneous Induction and Amplification of Macroscopic Homochirality in Isotropic Liquid and Liquid CrystalsZeng, Dr XUniversity of SheffieldMaterials Science and Engineering 397,529
Stiction-Free and Tuneable Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems Incorporating Liquid CrystalsFedotov, Dr VAUniversity of SouthamptonOptoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) 783,222
Stochastic fluctuations during mammary development and breast cancer morphogenesisSalbreux, Dr GThe Francis Crick InstituteResearch 1,517,920
Structure, mechanism and assembly of a nano-scale biological rotary electric motorBerry, Professor RMUniversity of OxfordOxford Physics 2,042,298
Support for the UKCP consortiumRefson, Professor KRoyal Holloway, Univ of LondonPhysics 13,828
Support for the UKCP consortiumPickard, Professor CJUniversity of CambridgeMaterials Science & Metallurgy 58,027
Support for the UKCP consortiumJochym, Dr DSTFC Laboratories (Grouped)Scientific Computing Department 8,928
Support for the UKCP consortiumBowler, Professor DRUCLPhysics and Astronomy 27,281
Support for the UKCP consortiumTeobaldi, Dr GSTFC Laboratories (Grouped)Scientific Computing Department 6,500
Support for the UKCP consortiumMolteni, Professor CKings College LondonPhysics 9,987
Support for the UKCP consortiumHarrison, Professor NImperial College LondonChemistry 34,659
Support for the UKCP consortiumSkylaris, Professor CUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Chemistry 11,378
Support for the UKCP consortiumHine, Dr NDMUniversity of WarwickPhysics 20,078
Support for the UKCP consortiumAckland, Professor GJUniversity of EdinburghSch of Physics and Astronomy 23,625
Support for the UKCP consortiumYates, Dr JRUniversity of OxfordMaterials 12,196
Support for the UKCP consortiumProbert, Professor MUniversity of YorkPhysics 471,671
Support for the UKCP consortiumClark, Professor SJDurham, University ofPhysics 11,336
Support for the UKCP consortiumKohanoff, Professor JQueen's University of BelfastSch of Mathematics and Physics 26,319
Surface and Interface Toolkit for the Materials Chemistry CommunityWoodley, Professor SMUCLChemistry 693,837
Sustainable RSE Careers for Sustainable Software DevelopmentWoods, Dr CJUniversity of BristolFaculty of Science 488,453
Tackling human dental caries by multi-modal correlative microscopy and multi-physics modellingKorsunsky, Professor AMUniversity of OxfordEngineering Science 1,768,953
The British Liquid Crystal Society Annual Training Workshops (2019-21)Chakrabarti, Dr DUniversity of BirminghamSchool of Chemistry 61,808
The Physics of Antimicrobial ResistanceHobbs, Professor JUniversity of SheffieldPhysics and Astronomy 2,158,027
The Physics of Bacteriophage-coated Antimicrobial SurfacesBrown, Dr AUniversity of EdinburghSch of Physics and Astronomy 613,277
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 hydrophobic interactions in cellulose nanofibresEichhorn, Professor SUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 24,040
University of Exeter - Core Capital 2019Gow, Professor NUniversity of ExeterBiosciences 269,363
University of Leeds AFM FacilityConnell, Dr SDAUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 136,770

Total Number of Grants: 133
Total Value of Grants: £149,317,118

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