Current Funding

Research Fellowship (3 year 2010 – 2013)

Grant Awarded: £181,352
Grant awarded to: Professor Ian Sanderson, St. Bartholomew’s & the Royal London
Project Supervisors: Professors Ian Sanderson and Thomas MacDonald and Dr Andrew Stagg
Research Fellow: Dr Ed Giles
Project: To identify different patterns of inflammation in patients using a new technique of phosphor-flow cytometry to analyse the intracellular signalling molecules characteristic of different inflammatory pathways in normal and inflamed gut mucosa

Dave Casson Research Fellowship (1 year 2011 – 2012)

Grant Awarded: £50,845
Grant awarded to: Dr Mark Beattie, Southampton General Hospital
Project Supervisor: Dr Mark Beattie
Research Fellow: Dr Anthony Wiskin
Project: Nutrition and disease activity in paediatric IBD – prospective study of energy expenditure, growth & body composition, micronutrient status and disease activity

PhD studentship (3 year 2010 – 2013)

Grant Awarded: £66,900
Grant awarded to: Professor Jo Spencer, Kings College London
PhD Student: Jessica Thomas
Project: Studying the cells in the intestine that make antibodies, and cells that regulate them, to see whether defects in this system contribute to the development of disease in Ulcerative Colitis

PhD studentship (3 year 2011 – 2014)

Grant Awarded: £66,900
Grant awarded to: Professor Jack Satsangi, Edinburgh University
PhD Student: To Be Confirmed
Project: Characterisation of genome-wide epigenetic alterations in childhood onset Crohn’s disease

Research Project (2 years 2010 – 2012)

Grant Awarded: £66,000
Grant awarded to: Dr R Heuschkel & Dr Matt Zilbauer
Researcher: Dr Matt Zilbauer
Project: The role and regulation of colonic paneth cell metaplasia in paediatric IBD

Research Project (1 year 2011-2012)

Grant Awarded: £34,716
Grant awarded to: Dr Mark Beattie on behalf of the British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition ( BSPGHAN)
Researchers: The IBD Working Group of BSPGHAN
Project: To ‘pump prime’ the setting up of a Biologics Register of all children and teenagers receiving biological drugs to study their usage, effectiveness in real life practice, safety and patient/parent experience

Research Project (1 year 2011-2012)

Grant Awarded: £28,342
Grant awarded to: Dr Richard Hansen, University of Aberdeen
Researchers: Dr Richard Hansen, Dr Georgina Hold, Dr Richard Russell and
Professor Emad El-Omar
Project: Exploring the microbiota of children with untreated, newly presenting Crohn’s disease against children who have undergone colonoscopy for other reasons and have a normal colon. Techniques using next- generation sequencing will enable the identification of bacteria present at the beginning of Crohn’s disease and also to link these to early outcomes such as success of induction treatment

Research Project (2 years 2011 – 2013)

Grant Awarded: £63,384
Grant awarded to: Dr Sarah Ennis, University of Southampton
Researchers: Dr Sarah Ennis,Dr Mark Beattie, Prof. Andrew Collins, Dr Anthony Wiskin
Project: Approx. 75% and 85% of the genetic cause(s) of Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis respectively remain unknown. This project aims to use a powerful new method to sequence the regions of the genome that code for proteins in a subset of carefully selected patients. Researchers will analyse the data to detect genetic changes that may only occur in very few patients but have a significant impact on disease susceptibility/severity