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EPSRC Support by Research Area (Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics) in Theme (Physical Sciences)

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. The number and value of grants listed below reflects how the theme portfolio is described by this research area.

Please note: some research areas will appear under multiple themes. There is no unique, absolute, relationship between a research area and a theme.

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 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 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 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
Bio-inspired active sheets: control of membrane shape dynamics by force-generating biopolymer networksKoester, Dr DVUniversity of WarwickWarwick Medical School 597,117
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
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
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 ImprintingTurner, Professor NWDe Montfort UniversitySchool of Pharmacy 270,150
Directed Molecular Recognition through Next-Generation Hybrid Molecular ImprintingFulton, Dr DANewcastle UniversitySch of Natural & Environmental Sciences 308,037
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
Elucidating the pathways for human tooth enamel mineralisation by 4D microscopy and microfluidicsKorsunsky, Professor AMUniversity of OxfordEngineering Science 2,310,276
Engineering a topical hypobaric patch: A needle-free solution for biopharmaceutical drug administration into the skinJones, Dr SAKings College LondonPharmaceutical Sciences 462,273
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
From interparticle forces to macroscopic yielding of soft amorphous solidsLiverpool, Professor TBUniversity of BristolPhysics 527,369
From Interparticle Forces to Macroscopic Yielding of Soft Amorphous SolidsJack, Dr RLUniversity of CambridgeChemistry 419,897
Fundamental Studies of the Drying of Complex Multiphase Aerosol DropletsArmes, Professor SPUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 429,410
Fundamental Studies of the Drying of Complex Multiphase Aerosol DropletsReid, Professor JPUniversity of BristolChemistry 405,634
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
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
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 NTechnical University of DarmstadtChemistry 74,652
Irreversible Molecular Glues to Activate Anti-Cancer Interactome of 14-3-3sigmaDoveston, Dr RGUniversity of LeicesterChemistry 410,167
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
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
On-chip bio-opto-mechanics: Controlling phonon-assisted processes in single biomoleculesSapienza, Dr LUniversity of GlasgowCollege of Science and Engineering 199,992
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
Realising Functional Cellulosic Bio-based CompositesEichhorn, Professor SUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 1,561,994
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
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
Supramolecular structure predictions validated from sparse experimental dataBode, Dr BEUniversity of St AndrewsChemistry 454,684
SusAgriChem - Sustainable Formulation of Agri-Chemicals via Dynamic Molecular InterfacesStriolo, Professor AUCLChemical Engineering 936,263
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 tissuesLee, Professor PUCLMechanical Engineering 323,799
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 tissuesGupta, Dr 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
What do membranes really look like? New approaches to 3D multiplexed imaging of the cell surfaceGould, Professor GUniversity of StrathclydePhysics 201,980

Total Number of Grants: 80
Total Value of Grants: £71,691,750

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