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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 (£)
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 1,571,018
Analysing the Motion of Biological SwimmersHogg, Professor DUniversity of LeedsSch of Computing 246,811
Bioactive polysaccharide-based hydrogels for growth factors delivery during tissue repair.Gonzalez-Garcia, Dr CUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Engineering 276,854
Cambridge Theory of Condensed Matter Group -Critical Mass GrantPayne, Professor MCUniversity of CambridgePhysics 2,023,484
CBET-EPSRC Molecular Engineering of Inhibitors to Self-Assembly: Fundamental structure informing in silico designHeaden, Dr T FSTFC Laboratories (Grouped)ISIS Pulsed Neutron & Muon Source 40,477
CBET-EPSRC Molecular Engineering of Inhibitors to Self-Assembly: Fundamental structure informing in silico designMuller, Professor EImperial College LondonDepartment of Chemical Engineering 247,016
CCP-BioSim: Biomolecular Simulation at the Life Sciences InterfaceMulholland, Professor AJUniversity of BristolChemistry 235,706
Collagen assembly: from molecules to fibrilsSaric, Dr AUCLPhysics and Astronomy 100,772
Computing with Liquid MarblesAdamatzky, Professor AUniversity of the West of EnglandFaculty of Environment and Technology 727,811
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
Efficient modelling and validation of cryptic protein binding sites for drug discoveryGervasio, Professor FUCLChemistry 272,316
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
Evaporative Drying of Droplets and the Formation of Micro-structured and Functional Particles and FilmsBain, Professor CDurham, University ofChemistry 2,270,296
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
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
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
Geometric, Topological, and Statistical Dynamics in Soft Matter and Mathematical BiologyGoldstein, Professor REUniversity of CambridgeApplied Maths and Theoretical Physics 1,171,149
Grand Challenge NetworkPlus in Emergence and Physics Far From Equilibrium 2016-19Galla, Dr TUniversity of Manchester, ThePhysics and Astronomy 245,063
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
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
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
Maximising Shared Capability of the Ultrafast Spectroscopy Laser Laboratory at SheffieldWeinstein, Professor JAUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 199,278
Mesoscale modelling with Fluctuating Finite Element Analysis (FFEA)Harris, Dr SUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 19,214
Modelling sperm-mucus interactions across scalesKeaveny, Dr E EImperial College LondonDept of Mathematics 694,462
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
Multiscale characterization of complex materials using a combination of atomic force microscopy and optical coherence tomographyChen, Dr JNewcastle UniversitySch of Engineering 487,050
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
Nanoanalysis for Advanced Materials and HealthcareMartin, Professor RWUniversity of StrathclydePhysics 13,061
Nanoengineered microneedle arrays for enhanced delivery of long-acting HIV medicinesDonnelly, Professor RQueen's University of BelfastSch of Pharmacy 1,095,411
Non-Newtonian Slippery Liquid Infused Porous Surfaces: NN-SLIPSSemprebon, Dr CNorthumbria, University ofFac of Engineering and Environment 347,347
Origin of the Strong Induced Chiroptical Effect in Semiconducting Polymer/Helicene BlendsZeng, Dr XUniversity of SheffieldMaterials Science and Engineering 355,776
Origin of the Strong Induced Chiroptical Effect in Semiconducting Polymer/Helicene BlendsCampbell, Dr AJImperial College LondonDept of Physics 424,709
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
Physics of Bacterial Growth Control and Antibiotic ResistanceBanerjee, Dr SUCLPhysics and Astronomy 216,297
Physics of Life - Noise, Information and Evolution in Protein BindingMcLeish, Professor TUniversity of YorkPhysics 1,212,195
Physics of Life Network 2 (PoLNet2)McLeish, Professor TDurham, University ofPhysics 254,064
Programming DNA topology: from folding DNA minicircles to revealing the spatial organization of bacterial genomesNoy, Dr AUniversity of YorkPhysics 612,742
Quantum Dynamics of Radical Pairs Reactions in Membranes: Elucidating Magnetic Field Effects in Lipid AutoxidationKattnig, Dr D RUniversity of ExeterPhysics 101,061
Quantum-enabled Enhancements in presence of Noise (QueEN)Datta, Dr AUniversity of WarwickPhysics 722,515
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
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
Stiction-Free and Tuneable Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems Incorporating Liquid CrystalsFedotov, Dr VAUniversity of SouthamptonOptoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) 783,222
Support for the UKCP consortiumAckland, Professor GJUniversity of EdinburghSch of Physics and Astronomy 23,625
Support for the UKCP consortiumPickard, Professor CJUniversity of CambridgeMaterials Science & Metallurgy 58,027
Support for the UKCP consortiumMolteni, Professor CKings College LondonPhysics 9,987
Support for the UKCP consortiumKohanoff, Professor JQueen's University of BelfastSch of Mathematics and Physics 26,319
Support for the UKCP consortiumHarrison, Professor NImperial College LondonDept of Chemistry 34,659
Support for the UKCP consortiumJochym, Dr DSTFC Laboratories (Grouped)Scientific Computing Department 8,928
Support for the UKCP consortiumSkylaris, Professor CUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Chemistry 11,378
Support for the UKCP consortiumProbert, Professor MUniversity of YorkPhysics 471,671
Support for the UKCP consortiumYates, Dr JRUniversity of OxfordMaterials 12,196
Support for the UKCP consortiumHine, Dr NDMUniversity of WarwickPhysics 20,078
Support for the UKCP consortiumBowler, Professor DRUCLPhysics and Astronomy 27,281
Support for the UKCP consortiumRefson, Professor KRoyal Holloway, Univ of LondonPhysics 13,828
Support for the UKCP consortiumClark, Professor SJDurham, University ofPhysics 11,336
Support for the UKCP consortiumTeobaldi, Dr GSTFC Laboratories (Grouped)Scientific Computing Department 6,500
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
Understanding hydrophobic interactions in cellulose nanofibresEichhorn, Professor SUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 24,040
University of Leeds AFM FacilityConnell, Dr SDAUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 136,770

Total Number of Grants: 88
Total Value of Grants: £53,258,561

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