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Monday, 27 January 2014

Current BBSRC research grants including the words 'bird' or 'avian' as of 27th January 2014

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, UK.
List of current grants including 'bird' or 'avian' as of 27th January 2014.
This is a long list (113 entries) - please search for topics, Principal Investigators, or Institutes of interest.
BBSRC

BB/E024459/2 
Glucocorticoids and phenotypic programming in birds.
Dr Karen Spencer, University of St Andrews 
£257,503

BB/H018603/1 
Do Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides(CAMPs) impact on the microbiota & consequent gut health of commercially important broilers?
Dr Judith Hall, Newcastle University 
£317,652

BBS/E/I/00001650 
Characterising chicken susceptibility/ resistance markers for avian Influenza virus.
Professor Venugopal Nair, The Pirbright Institute 
£399,910

BB/E009611/1 
Viral & host immunomodulators in improved Fowlpox virus recombinant vector vaccines for use in poultry against highly pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1.
Dr Colin Butter, The Pirbright Institute 
£581,559

BBS/E/I/00001308 
Viral and host immunomodulators in improved fowlpox virus recombinant vector vaccine for use in poultry against highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1.
Dr Colin Butter, The Pirbright Institute 
£20,261

BBS/E/I/00001463 
Development of rationally attenuated live vaccines for
effective control of infectious bronchitis.
Professor Paul Britton, The Pirbright Institute 
£406,715

BB/H009027/1 
Development of an improved(DIVA) vaccine against peste des
petits ruminants and technology for a control strategy in endemic
areas.
Dr Michael Baron, The Pirbright Institute 
£787,014

BB/E009956/1 
Viral & host immunomodulators in improved Fowlpox virus
recombinant vector vaccines for use in poultry against highly
pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1.
Dr Michael Skinner, Imperial College London 
£376,295

BBS/E/I/00001309 
Virus transmission dynamics and the immune response of birds to
avian influenza.
Dr Colin Butter, The Pirbright Institute 
£417,381

BB/H01425X/1 
Development of rationally attenuated live vaccines for
effective control of infectious bronchitis.
Professor Paul Britton, The Pirbright Institute 
£810,482

BB/H016171/1 
Biomarkers of the innate immune response to disease in chickens:
acute phase proteins and resistance to disease.
Professor Peter Eckersall, University of Glasgow 
£75,281

BB/H009337/2 
Anticoccidial vaccine development: the importance of genetic diversity and delivery strategy.
Professor Fiona Tomley, Royal Veterinary College 
£867,142

BB/H019979/1 
Investigating microRNA:target gene interactions in myogenesis.
Professor Andrea Munsterberg, University of East Anglia 
£509,699

BB/E011691/1 
Virus transmission dynamics and the immune response of birds to
avian influenza.
Dr Colin Butter, The Pirbright Institute 
£1,534,407

BB/H022716/1 
Avoiding the costs of testosterone: testing a novel pathway for the regulation of aggression.
Dr Andrew Young, University of Exeter 
£913,396

BB/H531427/1 
The Immunology of Poultry Vaccination.
Dr Colin Butter, The Pirbright Institute 
£25,581

BB/H021817/2 
The evolution of corvid intelligence: development mechanisms and function of cognitive abilities in wild jackdaws.
Dr Alex Thornton, University of Exeter 
£518,506

BBS/E/D/20320000 
National Capability Grant - National Avian Research Facility.
Professor Peter Kaiser, University of Edinburgh 
£224,958

BB/G023913/2 
The ecological cultural and cognitive context of tool use in
New Caledonian crows.
Dr Christian Rutz, University of St Andrews 
£563,653

BB/I011323/1 
A novel role for the chemokine lymphotactin and its receptor in
trigeminal sensitisation.
Professor F Boissonade, University of Sheffield 
£368,888

BB/H017178/1 
Molecular convergence at thesequence level: a genome-wide approach in a novel mammalian model.
Dr Stephen Rossiter, Queen Mary, University of London
£346,204

BBS/E/I/00001774 
PIR Fellowship: in Avian immune responses and signalling.
Professor VenugopalNair, The Pirbright Institute 
£189,879

BBS/E/I/00001707 
To investigate the role of autophagy in the replication cycles
of avian viruses. 
Professor Paul Britton, The Pirbright Institute 
£211,172

BB/I024674/1 
Production systems bird welfare and endemic disease affect the
susceptibility of chickens to Campylobacter.
Professor Tom Humphrey, University of Liverpool 
£458,538

BB/I001182/1 
Novel aptamer-based diagnostics and antiviral therapeutics for
animal influenza viruses. 
Dr Munir Iqbal, The Pirbright Institute 
£446,109

BB/I017577/1 
Marek's disease virus spread: In and out of chickens.
Professor Venugopal Nair, The Pirbright Institute 
£348,459

BB/I000690/1 
The incentive value of a natural and cognitively demanding
behaviour: food-caching jays as a model system.
Professor Nicola Clayton, University of Cambridge 
£404,041

BB/I011668/1 
The morpho-functional evolution of bird beaks and skulls.
Dr Emily Rayfield,  University of Bristol 
£327,929

BB/I011714/1 
The morpho-functional evolution of bird beaks and skulls.
Dr Samuel Cobb, University of Hull 
£39,652

BB/I000615/1 
Modelling systems for managing bee disease: the epidemiology of
European Foul Brood.
Professor Matthew Keeling, University of Warwick 
£165,362

BB/I01361X/1 
Defining the cistrome and quantitative transcriptome of virus
-transformed cells using massively parallel sequencing.
Mr Michael Watson, University of Edinburgh 
£342,819

BB/H020195/2 
Recombinant vaccines for poultry: the use of attenuated Eimeria acervulina as a novel live delivery vehicle for viral vaccines. 
Professor Fiona Tomley, Royal Veterinary College 
£508,311

BB/I001824/1 
Novel aptamer-based diagnostics and antiviral therapeutics for
animal influenza viruses.
Professor Anthony Cass, Imperial College London 
£375,606

BB/I024313/1 
Advanced Training in Intensive Livestock Health and Production.
Professor Stephen May, Royal Veterinary College 
£2,907,160

BB/I019634/1 
The Cognition of Nest Building.
Dr Simone Meddle, University of Edinburgh 
£60,964

BB/I019502/1 
The cognition of nest building.
Dr Susan Healy, University of St Andrews 
£514,051

BB/J015474/1 
Production of genetically modified chickens resistant to major avian respiratory viral pathogens.
Professor Helen Sang, University of Edinburgh 
£345,773

BB/J017108/1 
Production of genetically modified chickens resistant to important avian respiratory diseases.
Dr Laurence Tiley, University of Cambridge 
£535,742

BBS/E/I/00001711 
Genetic analysis of arbovirus transmission by insect vectors. 
Dr Mark Fife, The Pirbright Institute 
£192,657

BB/J020257/1 
China-Vietnam-United Kingdom Partnership in combating viral
diseases of poultry.
Professor Venugopal Nair, The Pirbright Institute 
£24,293

BBS/E/I/00001706 
Use of reverse genetics systems to study avian viruses responsible for endemic diseases and the development of novel vaccine strategies.
Professor Paul Britton, The Pirbright Institute 
£173,944

BBS/E/I/00001721 
Investigate the role of avian viral diseases in the modification of host epigenetic factors and translational control.
Professor Venugopal Nair, The Pirbright Institute 
£541,379

BBS/E/I/00001712 
Molecular and genetic determinants of virus-host interactions affecting pathogenicity.
Dr Mark Fife, The Pirbright Institute 
£359,202

BBS/E/D/20241866 
Novel strategies to control virus infection and disease.
Professor Paul Digard, University of Edinburgh 
£641,686

BBS/E/I/00001704 Molecular interactions in oncogenesis by avian oncogenic viruses.
Professor Venugopal Nair, The Pirbright Institute 
£1,028,081

BBS/E/I/00001708 
Determinants of transmission,adaptation and pathogenicity of
avian influenza.
Dr Munir Iqbal, The Pirbright Institute 
£822,495

BBS/E/I/00001480 
Correlation of immunogenicity with microarray analysis of vector
mutants to improve live recombinant poxvirus vaccines in poultry.
Dr Colin Butter, The Pirbright Institute 
£17,324

BBS/E/I/00001705 
Generation of molecules, tools and reagents for pathogen recognition, antigen presentation and effector responses in avians. 
Dr Colin Butter, The Pirbright Institute 
£655,660

BBS/E/D/20231760 
The impact of host genetic variation on susceptibility and pathology. 
Professor David Gally, University of Edinburgh 
£920,620

BB/H007016/1 
Correlation of immunogenicity with microarray analysis of vector
mutants to improve live recombinant poxvirus vaccines in poultry.
Dr Colin Butter, The Pirbright Institute 
£569,923

BBS/E/I/00001758 
IAH:studentship:The role of AKT activation during Avian Infectious Bronchitis Virus infections.
Dr Mark Fife, The Pirbright Institute 
£28,644

BBS/E/I/00001759 
Identification of genetic markers in the haemagglutinin glycoprotein critical for antigeni activity of H9N2 avian influenza viruses.
Dr Munir Iqbal, The Pirbright Institute 
£32,620

BB/J016446/1 
Early-life adversity and adult cognition: the starling as an
experimental model.
Professor Melissa Bateson, Newcastle University 
£357,650

BB/J017124/1 
Parameterisation of developmental networks to understand periodic patterning.
Dr Kevin Painter, Heriot-Watt University 
£45,510

BB/J014109/1 
Species interactions and the evolution of biological diversity:
visual signalling in antagonistic and mutalistic coevolution.
Dr Claire Spottiswoode, University of Cambridge 
£911,470

BB/J015067/1 
The assembly and function of the TREX complex.
Professor S Wilson, University of Sheffield 
£426,391

BB/J015091/1 
Early life adversity, telomere length and adult cognition: the
starling as an experimental model.
Professor Pat Monaghan, University of Glasgow 
£92,858

BB/J016292/1 
Early life adversity and adult cognition: the starling as an
experimental model.
Dr Karen Spencer, University of St Andrews 
£26,276

BB/G022887/2 
Predator vision and defensive coloration: from mechanism to
function.
Dr Martin Stevens, University of Exeter 
£295,640

BB/K004468/1 
Development of immune function and avian gut health.
Dr Adrian Smith, University of Oxford 
£281,639

BB/I014284/1 
Defining the cistrome and quantitative transcriptome of virus
-transformed cells using massively parallel sequencing.
Professor Venugopal Nair, The Pirbright Institute 
£442,579

BB/J000272/1 
Counter shaded animal patterns: from photons to form.
Professor Julie Harris. University of St Andrews 
£314,325

BB/J000337/1 
Counter shaded animal patterns: from photons to form.
Professor Graeme Ruxton, University of St Andrews 
£10,535

BB/J006815/1 
Mapping resistance to Campylobacter in the chicken.
Professor Peter Kaiser, University of Edinburgh 
£462,693

BB/J016837/1 
Role of AKT1 & SIVA1 in resistance to avian salmonellosis.
Dr Mark Fife, The Pirbright Institute 
£108,941

BB/K000055/1 
CamChain - Campylobacter in chicken production: survival,
virulence and control.
Dr Nicola Williams, University of Liverpool 
£563,078

BB/J018791/1 
Genetic basis of reproductive and plumage polymorphism in the ruff.
Professor Mark Blaxter, University of Edinburgh 
£141,026

BB/I024542/1 
Campylobacter phase variation and its impact on immunity and
vaccine development.
Dr Michael Jones, University of Nottingham 
£292,546

BB/I024712/1 
Campylobacter phase variation and its impact on immunity and
vaccine development.
Dr Christopher Bayliss, University of Leicester 
£92,742

BB/J002372/1 
Counter shaded animal patterns: from photons to form.
Professor Innes Cuthill, University of Bristol 
£79,521

BB/J017353/1 
Susceptibility of broiler chickens to Campylobacter: impacts of the gut environment and immune status on colonisation.
Professor Tom Humphrey, University of Liverpool 
£479,785

BB/K004492/1 
Epi-SEQ - Molecular epidemiology of epizootic diseases using next
generation sequencing technology. 
Dr Donald King, The Pirbright Institute 
£432,404

BB/K004514/1 
CamChain - Campylobacter in chicken production: survival, virulence and control.
Professor Duncan Maskell, University of Cambridge 
£533,121

BB/K002465/1 
Developing Rapid Responses to Emerging Virus Infections of
Poultry (DRREVIP).
Dr Michael Skinner, Imperial College London 
£5,069,406

BB/K005510/1 
A novel bacterial defence system against antimicrobial peptides:
Implications for host colonisation in the food-borne pathogen Campylobacter jejuni.
Professor David Kelly, University of Sheffield 
£349,792

BB/K001906/1 
A Mathematical Modelling approach to defining factors which cause keel fractures in free range laying hens.
Dr John Tarlton, University of Bristol 
£531,992

BB/H002006/2 
Expression of the chicken W chromosome and the evolution of female phenotypes.
Professor Judith Mank, University College London 
£38,949

BB/K011057/1 
Vaccines as drivers of disease emergence: transmission ecology
and virulence evolution in Marek's disease.
Professor Venugopal Nair, The Pirbright Institute 
£992,013

BBS/E/I/00001760
Is PB1-F2 a virulence factor for avian influenza virus in poultry?
Dr Holly Shelton, The Pirbright Institute 
£16,461

BB/J015296/1 
Role of AKT1 & SIVA1 in resistance to avian salmonellosis.
Professor Mark Stevens, University of Edinburgh 
£371,438

BB/J018309/2 
Predator Vision and Avian Egg Camouflage.
Dr Martin Stevens, University of Exeter 
£334,022

BB/L00397X/1 
Restriction of avian viruses by host interferon-inducible
transmembrane proteins (IFITMs).
Professor Paul Kellam, The Wellcome Trust
Sanger Institute
£266,363 

BB/K008226/2 
Genome assembly. chromosomal organization and comparative
genomics of multiple bird species: beyond "catalogues of genes".
Dr Denis Larkin, Royal Veterinary College 
£268,643

BB/K008161/1 
Genome assembly. chromosomal organization and comparative genomics of multiple bird species: beyond "catalogues of genes".
Professor Darren Griffin, University of Kent 
£535,556

BB/K021362/1 
India-United Kingdom Bioinformatics Network.
Dr Jan Kim, The Pirbright Institute 
£25,510

BB/L004240/1 
Enhancing potency and efficacy of herpesvirus of turkeys-based
multivalent vaccines against avian influenza viruses.
Dr Munir Iqbal, The Pirbright Institute 
£126,746

BB/L003996/1 
Restriction of avian viruses by host interferon-inducible transmembrane proteins (IFITMs).
Dr Mark Fife, The Pirbright Institute 
£345,713

BB/L003988/1 
Selection Versus Mutation: Reducing the Risk of Vaccine
Reversion.
Professor Paul Britton, The Pirbright Institute 
£338,811

BB/K002775/1 
Thermography as a tool for the assessment of stress and affective
states in an avian model.
Dr Dorothy McKeegan, University of Glasgow 
£364,775

BB/K021206/1 
International workshop on "Recent Advances in Viral diseases of animals-implications on One Health".
Professor Venugopal Nair, The Pirbright Institute 
£9,879

BB/L000199/1 
Investigating how the type and quantity of food affect foraging behaviour and the neural circuits controlling feeding in broiler breeder chickens.
Dr Ian Dunn, University of Edinburgh 
£195,449

BB/L000288/1 
Investigating how the type and quantity of food affect foraging behaviour and the neural circuits controlling feeding in broiler breeder chickens.
Dr Richard D'Eath,  SRUC 
£313,937

BB/J017183/1 
Parameterisation of developmental networks to understand periodic patterning.
Dr Denis Headon, University of Edinburgh 
£330,680

BB/J015245/1 
The type III secretion system 'translocation-stop' activity of EspZ.
Professor Gad Frankel, Imperial College London 
£397,028

BB/J016721/1 
Genetic mapping of vector competence in Culicoides sonorensis.
Dr Mark Fife, The Pirbright Institute 
£660,938

BB/J017159/1 
Susceptibility of broiler chickens to Campylobacter: impacts of the gut environment and immune status on colonisation.
Professor Steven Rushton, Newcastle University 
£112,437

BB/K005642/1 
A novel bacterial defence system against antimicrobial peptides:
Implications for host colonisation in the foodborne pathogen Campylobacter jejuni.
Professor Mark Stevens, University of Edinburgh 
£105,169

BB/J016667/1 
Susceptibility of broiler chickens to Campylobacter: impacts of the gut environment and immune status on colonisation.
Professor Julian Ketley, University of Leicester 
£287,749

BB/L004046/1 
Understanding resistance and differential vaccine responses to
Eimeria in the chicken - novel biomarkers and genetic control.
Dr Damer Blake, Royal Veterinary College 
£340,604

BB/J018937/1 
Genetic basis of reproductive and plumage polymorphism in the ruff.
Professor Terence Burke, University of Sheffield 
£338,513

BB/J01513X/1 
Development of a vaccine to control poultry red mite.
Dr Alasdair Nisbet, Moredun Research
Institute
£402,644

BB/K007092/1 
Cute-Egg, improvement of eggshell cuticle quality to reduce vertical transmission of zoonotic and pathogenic organisms.
Dr Ian Dunn, University of Edinburgh 
£378,489

BB/L004003/1 
Understanding resistance and differential vaccine responses to
Eimeria in the chicken - novel biomarkers and genetic control.
Professor Peter Kaiser, University of Edinburgh 
£379,303

BB/K006096/1 
Cute-Egg, improvement of eggshell cuticle quality to reduce vertical transmission of zoonotic and pathogenic organisms.
Dr Maureen Bain, University of Glasgow 
£128,710

BB/K004484/1 
Epi-SEQ - Molecular epidemiology of epizootic diseases using next
generation sequencing technology.
Professor Daniel Haydon, University of Glasgow 
£272,856

BB/L004372/1 
13TSB_SynBio A synthetic biology-based approach to engineering triterpenoid saponins and optimisation for industrial
applications.
Professor Anne Osbourn, John Innes Centre 
£190,731

BB/L002353/1 
Cross-modality integration of sensory signals leading to initiation of locomotion.
Dr Stephen Soffe, University of Bristol 
£431,575

BB/L014262/1 
ANIHWA call 1: MADISUP. Marek's Disease Virus induced immunosuppression: From diagnosis to vaccination.
Professor Venugopal Nair, The Pirbright Institute 
£315,396

BB/L006081/1 
The social dynamics of cultural behaviour: transmission biases and adaptive social learning strategies in wild great tits.
Professor Ben Sheldon, University of Oxford 
£611,111

BB/L002264/1 
Cognitive decline during ageing: understanding the roles of
developmental and adult stress.
Dr Karen Spencer, University of St Andrews 
£491,909

BB/L00111X/1 
Cross-modality integration of sensory signals leading to
initiation of locomotion.
Dr Wenchang Li, University of St Andrews 
£349,602

BB/L000571/1 
Investigating how the type and quantity of food affect foraging
behaviour and the neural circuits controlling feeding in broiler
breeder chickens.
Dr Timothy Boswell, Newcastle University 
£24,731

BB/L000814/1 
Cross-modality integration of sensory signals leading to initiation of locomotion.
Professor Roman Borisyuk, University of Plymouth 
£271,482


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