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Mat Upton has been awarded £217,000 as Lead Academic on an Innovate UK/BBSRC award to help develop new antibiotics. (2017)

Simon Jackson has just been awarded £300,000 from NERC and Dstl for his project 'Detection and characterisation of bacterial lipopolysaccharides in bioaerosols and identity of the inflammatory pathways elicited for the protection of public health. (2017)

The children's charity Action Medical Research has awarded Sylwia Ammoun £65,000 to support her work on drug therapies for Merlin-deficient tumours. Read the Action Medical Research article for details. (2016)

The dementia research charity BRACE is to fund a PhD studentship under Oleg Anichtchik to investigate Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), the second-most prevalent form. (2016)

A £517,000 project for 'Tackling autophagy and apoptosis for the potential therapy of Huntington’s Disease' by Dr Shouqing Luo​ has been funded by the Medical Research Council. (2015)

$740,000 NIH grant awarded to Dr Kim Tieu to investigate the role of environmental toxins in Parkinson’s disease with an emphasis on the mitochondrial pathway.​ (2014)

Plymouth University named Centre of Excellence by the charity Brain Tumour Research. The group headed by Professor Oliver Hanemann will receive five million pounds over the next five years to continue their work into treatment for low-grade brain tumours. Read the ITV News West Country article. (2014)

513,000 Medical Research Council award to team headed by Dr Kim Tieu "Manipulating mitochondrial dynamics as a potential therapeutic strategy for Parkinson's disease". (2014) 

National Centre for Replacement, Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) 'Highly Commended' prize at the 2013 International Awards Competition to Dr Gyorgy Fejer. (2013)