Current Funding

Dave Casson Research Fellowship (3 years 2016 – 2019)

Grant Awarded: TBC
Grant awarded to: Dr Matt Zilbauer and Dr Rob Heuschkel, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
Project Supervisors: Dr Matt Zilbauer and Dr Rob Heuschkel
Research Fellow: Dr Marco Gasparetto
Project: Validation and clinical application of CD8+ T-lymphocyte gene expression profiles as disease prognostic biomarker in paediatric IBD

Dave Casson Research Fellowship (3 years 2015 – 2018)

Grant Awarded: £244,130
Grant awarded to: Professor Ian Sanderson, Barts and the Royal London Hospital
Project Supervisor: Professor Ian Sanderson, Professor William Wade,
Professor Lucinda Hall and Dr Andrew Stagg
Research Fellow: Dr Protima Amon
Project: Modulation of the microbiota in children with Crohn’s disease by enteral diets

Dave Casson Research Fellowship (3 years 2013 – 2016)

Grant Awarded: £235,096
Grant awarded to: Professor Sarah Ennis, Southampton Hospital
Project Supervisor: Professor Sarah Ennis, Dr Mark Beattie, Dr Anthony Williams
Research Fellow: Dr Tracy Coelho
Project: Immunogenetic profiling of children with inflammatory bowel disease



PhD studentship (3 year 2016 – 2019)

Grant Awarded: TBC
Grant awarded to: Dr Mairi McLean, University of Aberdeen
PhD Student: TBC
Project: Interleukin-27 responses in inflammatory bowel disease – a potential new therapeutic?

PhD studentship (3 year 2016 – 2019)

Grant Awarded: £69,943
Grant awarded to: Professor Tom Wileman, East Anglia University
PhD Student: Rai Shashank
Project: Can inhibition of caspase-3 offset genetic predisposition to Crohn’s Disease?

PhD studentship (3 year 2014 – 2017)

Grant Awarded: £68,577
Grant awarded to: Dr Craig Stevens, Edinburgh Napier University
PhD Student: Kirsty Hooper
Project: An investigation of commonly used IBD drugs on autophagy pathway activity and potential therapeutic benefit for treatment of paediatric IBD

PhD studentship (3 year 2013 – 2016)

Grant Awarded: £67,602
Grant awarded to: Dr Matt Zilbauer, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
PhD Student: Judith Kraiczy
Project: Epigenetics in Paediatric IBD



Research Project (3 years 2016 – 2018)

Grant Awarded: £99,772
Grant awarded to: Professor Deborah Christie, UCHL
Project: Psychological stress and inflammation in adolescents with IBD

Research Project (1 year 2015-2016)

Grant Awarded: £75,000
Grant awarded to: Dr Neil McCarthy, The Blizzard Institute, London
Project: Human colonic T-cell responses in Crohn’s Disease: modulation by phosphoantigen products of the gut microbiota

Research Project (1 year 2015-2016)

Grant Awarded: £24,381
Grant awarded to: Dr Jenny Epstein, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London
Project: Assessing the gut microbiome in children with inflammatory bowel disease: Effects of a Crohn’s-specific diet