Wellcome Seed Award in Science for pharmacology research

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Posted on 05 February 2016

Dr Ruoli ("Ronnie") Chen has been awarded nearly £90,000 for an 18-month project on "Pharmacological accumulation of hypoxia inducible factors for neuroprotection in cerebral ischaemia".

The grant comes from the Seed Awards in Science, a recent initiative of the Wellcome Trust and only the second such grant to Keele. Ronnie will use his recently established and equipped laboratory including cell culture facilities, a hypoxia chamber and real time PCR, supported by ISTM, Pharmacy and his MRC Centenary Award two years ago.

Ronnie Chen has two key collaborators for the project. Professor Rosemary Fricker, in ISTM and her facilities in the Harvey lab, and Professor Christopher Schofield, Head of Organic Chemistry at Oxford University. Ronnie moved to Keele in June 2011 from the Nuffield Department of Medicine at Oxford, having previously held posts at the Wellcome Trust Human Genetic Centre at Oxford, and at Kings College London, and he has continued links with teams at those institutions.