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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 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 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 4,186,496
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
Biofilm Resistant Liquid-like Solid Surfaces in Flow SituationsChen, Professor JLoughborough UniversityMaterials 205,500
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
BIONIC HEARTS: Bio-IONomerIC polymers for the regenerative therapy of HEART disease and StrokeNair, Dr MUniversity of OxfordEngineering Science 487,475
CCP5++: Integrating Computer Simulation of Condensed Phases with experiments and data science.Carbone, Professor PUniversity of Manchester, TheChem Eng and Analytical Science 366,829
CMMI-EPSRC: A novel multifunctional platform to study cell and nuclear mechanosensingSmutny, Dr MUniversity of WarwickWarwick Medical School 876,547
Dead vs Alive Quantum Biology: Magnetoreception Enabled via Non-MarkovianityKattnig, Dr D RUniversity of ExeterPhysics and Astronomy 571,293
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
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 materialCharras, Dr GTUCLLondon Centre for Nanotechnology 511,227
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 materialYeomans, Professor JUniversity of OxfordOxford Physics 398,151
Elucidating the pathways for human tooth enamel mineralisation by 4D microscopy and microfluidicsTan, Professor JUniversity of OxfordEngineering Science 2,407,952
Enabling precision engineering of complex chemical products for high value technology sectors.Brydson, Professor RMDUniversity of LeedsChemical and Process Engineering 1,584,600
EPSRC CDT in Sustainable Approaches to Biomedical Science: Responsible and Reproducible Research - SABS:R^3Gavaghan, Professor DUniversity of OxfordSABS CDT 5,623,061
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Aerosol ScienceReid, Professor JPUniversity of BristolChemistry 7,091,268
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Chemical Biology - Innovation for the Life SciencesBarter, Dr LMCImperial College LondonChemistry 6,418,363
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 Soft Matter for Formulation and Industrial Innovation (SOFI2)Bain, Professor CDDurham, University ofChemistry 5,903,131
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Topological DesignDennis, Professor MRUniversity of BirminghamSchool of Physics and Astronomy 5,913,773
Establishing an overseas collaboration to explore the use of digital holographic microscopy to study the biomechanics of fibrous substratesOrtega Asencio, Dr IUniversity of SheffieldClinical Dentistry 22,560
Establishing Electrically Programmable Reaction Arrays as Universal Chemical ComputersCronin, Professor LUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Chemistry 733,213
Exploiting microbial cell factories for manufacturing biodegradable film packaging from recalcitrant waste streamWelton, Professor TImperial College LondonChemistry 310,825
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
Femtosecond to Millisecond Photo-dynamics of Third Generation Fluorescent ProteinsMeech, Professor SUniversity of East AngliaChemistry 454,049
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
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
HarwellXPS Development 2022Davies, Professor PRCardiff UniversityChemistry 333,807
HECBioSim: The UK High End Computing Consortium for Biomolecular Simulation.Khalid, Professor SUniversity of OxfordBiochemistry 518,497
High performance Wide spectral range Nanoprobe (HiWiN)Kolosov, Professor OVLancaster UniversityPhysics 745,943
High Resolution Imaging Using Transient BindersHeath, Dr GRUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 1,219,312
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
Instrument Development: A lab-scale soft X-ray microscope for biological systemsFrey, Professor JGUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Chemistry 4,039,483
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
Investigating liquid-like mineral phases in crowded mediaKim, Dr YUniversity of LeedsSch of Chemistry 586,530
Irreversible Molecular Glues to Activate Anti-Cancer Interactome of 14-3-3sigmaDoveston, Dr RGUniversity of LeicesterChemistry 410,167
KinoGlu: A Chemical Strategy to illuminate CNS BiologyFarnaby, Dr WUniversity of DundeeSchool of Life Sciences 427,008
Label-Free Chemical Imaging with High Temporal Resolution for Application in Advanced MaterialsEvans, Professor SUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 1,698,037
Local Tracking of Single Ions Dynamics at Solid-Liquid InterfacesVoitchovsky, Professor KDurham, University ofPhysics 1,171,291
Materials Science Capability for Healthy and Sustainable Living Research at King's College LondonRazavi, Professor RKings College LondonKing's College London Central Offices 777,279
Mechanochemistry of gram-positive bacterial adhesins - towards the rational design of anti-invasive strategiesTapia-Rojo, Dr RKings College LondonPhysics 158,072
MOLSImage: Combining Simulations and Imaging to Deliver Next Generation Tools for Studying Bacterial Cell Envelopes.Khalid, Professor SUniversity of OxfordBiochemistry 1,465,014
Nanostructured Self-Assembly of Bio-Derived and Bio-Inspired Lipid-Based AmphiphilesHamley, Professor IWUniversity of ReadingChemistry 1,370,271
Non-Benzenoid Fluorophores to Enable New Imaging ModalitiesLewis, Dr SEUniversity of BathChemistry 764,595
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 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 CambridgeEngineering 105,159
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
Perfecting Halide Perovskites: From Precursor Ink Chemistry to Defect ControlNoel, Dr NKUniversity of OxfordOxford Physics 1,700,817
Physics of Life Network+ (PoLNet3)Leake, Professor MCUniversity of YorkPhysics 881,251
Princeton-Oxford-Cambridge Centre-to-Centre Collaboration on Soft Functional Energy MaterialsSirringhaus, Professor HUniversity of CambridgePhysics 1,275,154
Probing the mechano-biology of cell-cell adhesion in a novel single cell assayKoester, Dr DVUniversity of WarwickWarwick Medical School 165,354
Quantifying the risk of precipitating drug induced crystalluria (XTALURIA)Kavanagh, Dr ONewcastle UniversitySch of Pharmacy 332,146
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
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
Statistical physics of cognitionSchultz, Professor SRImperial College LondonBioengineering 2,165,717
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
Supporting the OpenMM Community-led Development of Next-Generation Condensed Matter Modelling SoftwareMichel, Dr JUniversity of EdinburghSch of Chemistry 464,871
Supporting World-Class Labs at the University of Manchester (2022)Curry, Professor RJUniversity of Manchester, TheThe Research Office 1,425,000
Supramolecular structure predictions validated from sparse experimental dataBode, Dr BEUniversity of St AndrewsChemistry 454,684
SusAgriChem - Sustainable Formulation of Agri-Chemicals via Dynamic Molecular InterfacesAngeli, Professor PUCLChemical Engineering 936,263
Sustainable manufacture of biodegradable film packaging from recalcitrant waste streamsPandhal, Dr JUniversity of SheffieldChemical & Biological Engineering 758,964
Sustainable manufacture of biodegradable film packaging from recalcitrant waste streamsWan, Professor CUniversity of WarwickWMG 246,888
The Biophysics of Mesoscale, Reversible, Biomolecular AssembliesLeake, Professor MCUniversity of YorkPhysics 2,022,041
The elasticity of male fertility by means of phonon microscopyPerez-Cota, Dr FUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 157,913
The York Physics of Pyrenoids Project (YP3): Nanostructured Biological LLPS:Next-Level-Complexity Physics of CO2-fixing OrganellesLeake, Professor MCUniversity of YorkPhysics 1,956,548
Theoretical Condensed Matter Cambridge - Critical Mass GrantPayne, Professor MCUniversity of CambridgePhysics 2,997,306
Thermodynamics of Growing Active and Living MatterTjhung, Dr EThe Open UniversityFaculty of Sci, Tech, Eng & Maths (STEM) 1,009,749
Tomo-SAXS: Imaging full-field molecular-to-macroscale biophysics of fibrous tissuesSherratt, Professor MUniversity of Manchester, TheSchool of Biological Sciences 48,100
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 tissuesGupta, Professor HQueen Mary University of LondonSchool of Engineering & Materials Scienc 451,557
Tomo-SAXS: Imaging full-field molecular-to-macroscale biophysics of fibrous tissuesTerrill, Dr NJDiamond Light SourceScience Division 91,291
Transforming molecular biophysics with mass photometryKukura, Professor PUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 1,768,065
UK Japan collaboration on mesoscopic multiphoton neuroimaging technologySchultz, Professor SRImperial College LondonBioengineering 50,143
Understanding hydrophobic interactions in cellulose nanofibresEichhorn, Professor SUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 24,040
Understanding self-organised tissue patterning across scalesFletcher, Dr AGUniversity of SheffieldMathematics and Statistics 1,420,181

Total Number of Grants: 101
Total Value of Grants: £135,324,717

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