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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
Investigator
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 BirminghamSoftley, Professor TUniversity of BirminghamInstitute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences 6,558,752
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 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 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
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
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
Biophysics of cancer: modelling and assessing physical resistance to therapyPeyman, Dr SUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 343,320
Cambridge Theory of Condensed Matter Group -Critical Mass GrantPayne, Professor MCUniversity of CambridgePhysics 2,023,484
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
Core Capital 2020Hartley, Professor SUniversity of SheffieldResearch Finance 967,240
Creating super-scattering Raman-active genetically encoded proteinsBorri, Professor PCardiff UniversitySchool of Biosciences 198,490
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
Durham University's EPSRC Core Equipment Award 2020Bain, Professor CDDurham, University ofVice Chancellor's Office 850,000
Dynamic Dewetting: Designing and Breaking Novel Morphologies of Liquid FilmsMcHale, Professor GUniversity of EdinburghSch of Engineering 157,889
Dynamic Dewetting: Designing and Breaking Novel Morphologies of Liquid FilmsBrown, Professor CVNottingham Trent UniversitySchool of Science & Technology 314,920
Dynamic physicochemical nanoscale imaging at the solid-liquid interfaceGeorge, Professor MUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 1,171,682
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
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 4,040,796
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 4,133,718
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter and Functional InterfacesBain, Professor CDDurham, University ofChemistry 4,852,293
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
Exeter Biomaterials Optical Characterisation Suite - EBOCGow, Professor NUniversity of ExeterBiosciences 632,086
Experiencing the micro-world - a cell's perspectiveWright, Dr AJUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 600,756
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
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
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, Professor MUniversity of OxfordRDM Investigative Medicine 426,631
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
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
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
Hyperfine Resolution and Advanced Structural Analysis to Enable Next-Generation Molecular ScienceO'Connor, Professor PBUniversity of WarwickChemistry 3,101,722
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
Interrogating the Nisin:lipid II Interaction: A Chemical Biology ApproachCochrane, Dr SQueen's University of BelfastSch of Chemistry and Chemical Eng 243,690
Interrogating the nisin:lipid II interaction: a chemical biology approachTabor, Professor AUCLChemistry 759,213
Intracellular Controlled Radical PolymerizationsBruns, Professor NUniversity of StrathclydePure and Applied Chemistry 202,309
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
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
MOLSImage: Combining Simulations and Imaging to Deliver Next Generation Tools for Studying Bacterial Cell Envelopes.Khalid, Professor SUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Chemistry 1,465,014
Multi-user Equipment at the University of LeedsPlant, Professor NUniversity of LeedsSch of Chemistry 1,072,000
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
NetClamp: conducting neural network rhythms with mathematicsTabak, Dr JUniversity of ExeterInstitute of Biomed & Clinical Science 201,337
New bioorthogonal Raman tags as tools for preclinical oncology drug developmentBrunton, Professor VUniversity of EdinburghEdinburgh Cancer Research Centre 254,320
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 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
On-chip bio-opto-mechanics: Controlling phonon-assisted processes in single biomoleculesSapienza, Dr LUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Physics and Astronomy 199,927
Patient-centric supramolecular formulations of new anti-leishmanial drugs for Indian CommunitiesSteel, Professor PDurham, University ofChemistry 906,253
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 N KUniversity 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)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
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
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
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
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
Steering Colloids via Two-Dimensional Diffusiophoresis Using Crossed Gradients in Salt ConcentrationsKeddie, Professor JLUniversity of SurreyPhysics 202,132
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 consortiumProbert, Professor MUniversity of YorkPhysics 471,671
Support for the UKCP consortiumMolteni, Professor CKings College LondonPhysics 9,987
SUrfaCe Characteristics Enabled StrategieS against virus transmission (SUCCESS)Zhang, Dr ZJUniversity of BirminghamChemical Engineering 649,501
SusAgriChem - Sustainable Formulation of Agri-Chemicals via Dynamic Molecular InterfacesStriolo, Professor AUCLChemical Engineering 936,263
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
The UK High-Field Solid-State NMR National Research Facility: EPSRC Capital Award for Core Equipment 2020/21Brown, Professor SPUniversity of WarwickPhysics 250,000
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
Tomo-SAXS: Imaging full-field molecular-to-macroscale biophysics of fibrous tissuesTerrill, Dr NJDiamond Light SourceScience Division 91,291
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
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: 135
Total Value of Grants: £155,370,494

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