Grants & Awards

Prof. Fran Balkwill wins Inspiring Leadership in Research Engagement Prize

Posted in Grants & Awards Published by Zoe Leech 20 June 2017

Prof. Fran Balkwill wins Inspiring Leadership in Research Engagement Prize

Professor Fran Balkwill was presented with the Inspiring Leadership in Research Engagement Prize in recognition of her significant commitment and contributions to public engagement with science the CRUK Researchers’ Retreat 2017.

UCL Cancer Immunotherapy Accelerator Award

Posted in Grants & Awards Published by Zoe Leech 02 June 2017

UCL Cancer Immunotherapy Accelerator Award

The CRUK Cancer Immunotherapy Accelerator Award aims to develop an integrated London initiative for immunotherapy by enabling fruitful and effective collaborations between the 5 partner institutes: Barts, UCL, King’s College London, the Francis Crick Institute and the Royal Marsden Hospital. We will provide the infrastructure required for in depth immune profiling in pre-clinical and clinical research, providing access to equipment, technical support and expertise for multi-omics analysis.

Prof. John Gribben awarded Binet-Rai Medal for outstanding contribution to CLL research

Posted in Grants & Awards Published by Zoe Leech 01 June 2017

Prof. John Gribben awarded Binet-Rai Medal for outstanding contribution to CLL research

Congratulations to Professor John Gribben, who was recently awarded with the prestigious Binet-Rai Medal for his outstanding contribution to Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) research.

The Cancer Research UK Barts Centre receives greater investment

Posted in BCI Spotlight Articles, Grants & Awards Published by Marianne Baker 03 April 2017

Renewed and Increased Funding

The Cancer Research UK Barts Centre receives greater investment

We have received fantastic news about the Cancer Research UK Barts Centre, which will continue to be supported by charity funding.

Cancer Research UK has announced their investment of over £220 million in their UK network of Centres, of which Barts is proud to be a part...

Cancer Research UK Grand Challenge award for BCI researchers

Posted in BCI Spotlight Articles, Grants & Awards Published by Zoe Leech 10 February 2017

Cancer Research UK Grand Challenge award for BCI researchers

Professor John F Marshall, Dr Becki Pike and collaborators have been announced as one of the first global research teams to be recipients of Cancer Research UK’s Grand Challenge award.

They aim to create the equivalent of a ‘Google Earth’ for cancer, mapping tumours in unprecedented detail – from the whole tumour down to individual molecules in cells...

New PCRF grants and Industrial CASE studentship awarded

Posted in Grants & Awards Published by Zoe Leech 18 January 2017

New PCRF grants and Industrial CASE studentship awarded

Three of our researchers in the Centres for Tumour Biology and Molecular Oncology have recently won awards allowing them to begin and continue research projects in pancreatic cancer and make headway in finding new treatments...

New grant to help predict oesophageal cancer risk

Posted in Grants & Awards Published by Zoe Leech 04 July 2016

Understanding the evolution of Barrett’s oesophagus

New grant to help predict oesophageal cancer risk

Dr Stuart McDonald will receive a programme foundation award of ~ £1.2 million from Cancer Research UK.

It will allow the group to study how the pre-cancerous condition Barrett’s oesophagus evolves into cancer through investigating genetic and structural changes in the tissue over time.

With this award the team also hopes to find novel biomarkers that can change how we look after patients with Barrett’s oesopahgus...

Dr Susana Godinho awarded the prestigious Lister Prize – a first for QMUL

Posted in Grants & Awards Published by Zoe Leech 01 June 2016

Dr Susana Godinho awarded the prestigious Lister Prize – a first for QMUL

Dr Susana Godinho in our Centre for Molecular Oncology has become the first lecturer at BCI - and Queen Mary University of London as a whole - to be awarded the prestigious Lister Prize Fellowship.

Just five excellent researchers receive this award each year...

BCI success in Academy of Medical Sciences grant awards

Posted in Grants & Awards Published by Zoe Leech 13 May 2016

BCI success in Academy of Medical Sciences grant awards

Three researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded £100,000 each by the Academy of Medical Sciences. Two are here at BCI: Dr Paulo Ribeiro and Dr Angus Cameron.

The grants are designed to support researchers in the first years of their independent career with funds, training and mentoring. Angus' grant is for the study of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) while Paulo’s grant will fund a project studying tissue growth mechanisms...

New PCRF grant to support pancreatic cancer research at BCI

Posted in Grants & Awards Published by Zoe Leech 05 February 2016

New PCRF grant to support pancreatic cancer research at BCI

The Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF) is funding six new research projects, including another here at BCI, with a total of £1 million - bringing the charity’s support for research into the UK’s most lethal cancer to over £8 million.

Included in the 6 funded projects are our Dr Patricia Sancho, and former PhD student, now postdoc at Imperial College, Dr Fieke Froeling...

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