I am delighted and honoured to receive such a prestigious Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust. This long-term funding will transform our ability to track down drug resistance in advanced animal models of cancer, with the aim to translate the most promising imaging agents into human applications at an early stage.Dr Tim Witney, School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences
04 May 2020
Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowships awarded to Faculty staff
Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowships have been awarded to Faculty staff, which are expected to have a significant impact on their scientific careers and research endeavours.
Last week, Dr. Tim Witney, Dr. Tom McAdams and Dr. Sophie Moore were all awarded prestigious Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowships, which are expected to have a significant impact on their scientific careers and research endeavours.
Despite huge progress in the development of cutting-edge anti-cancer therapies, the majority of tumours become resistant to these drugs. The early identification of drug-resistant cancer will allow clinicians to select alternate treatments that will increase the chance of response and prolong survival.
Dr Tom McAdams plans to make use of several intergenerational datasets during his fellowship, which look at genetic information in order to study the transmission of mental health problems between generations. The aim is to identify pathways that can explain why these problems have developed, as well as providing insight on how to prevent them.
Receiving the Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship will have a huge impact on my research. It will mean I can grow my team by taking on postdoctoral researchers so we can pursue more ideas in less time, which is important in such a fast-moving field.Dr Tom McAdams, Division of Psychology & Systems Sciences
Dr Sophie Moore, a Reader in the Department of Woman & Children’s Health, will utilise her fellowship to study micronutrient interventions to improve infant neurocognitive development and growth in early infancy. Her research will centre around a trial in rural Gambia, in collaboration with the MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
I feel both thrilled and honoured to have received this funding award from the Wellcome Trust and look forward to starting this programme of research.Dr Sophie Moore, School of Life Course Sciences
The Wellcome Trust’s highly regarded fellowships look to support independent researchers who are emerging as global leaders in their field and who want to tackle the most important questions in science.
The timing of this announcement has also been very welcome given the difficult circumstances which will all find ourselves in.Dr Tim Witney, School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences