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(PI) NERC Facilities Grant. Metabolomic profiling and biomarker development in radiation exposed crustaceans. £33,100 (2017-2018)

(CoI) Engineering & bio-engineering approaches to manufacturing marine material (Industry Sponsor £190,000) with Profs Barber & Goreki (2017-2019)

(PI) Developing biomarkers of sewage effluent exposure in freshwater amphipods. Swiss Institute of Ecotoxicology and UoP (£36,800; 2017-2020 - Match funded UoP £37,000).

(PI). São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) Assessment of behavioural and reproductive effects in marine amphipods exposed to silver (In collaboration with Prof Gisela Umbuzeiro, University of Campinas, Brazil; 2017-2018, £14,300)

(PI) Advancing behavioural ecotoxicology techniques in aquatic invertebrates (UoP funded studentship £70k; 2015-2019) with Drs Gordon Watson & Matt Parker

(CoI) TRansfer - Exposure - Effects (TREE): integrating the science needed to underpin radioactivity assessments for humans and wildlife (NERC NE/L000393/1; £480,234; 2014-2018) with Prof Smith & Dr Thorpe (UoP) - Total Consortium (£2.245M).

(PI) 3.5yr NERC Studentship “Effects of radionuclides of marine and freshwater crustaceans” (£70K; 2014-2018)

(CoI) 3.5yr NERC Studentship “Effects of radionuclides of molluscs” (with Plymouth University) (£70K, 2014-2018)

(Co-I) PeReNE Peptide Research Network of Excelence. Total Consortium (€4.7M); (PI) Neuroendocrine Disruption in Crustacea (EU INTERREG €250,000; 2013-2015).

(CoI) Effects of radioaction on aquatic Invertebrates (Chernobyl: a pilot study). Strategic Research Grant - UoP (£25,000; 2013-2014 - with Prof Smith & Dr Thorpe)

PI) NERC Standard Research Grant (NE-G004587-1) Differential gene expression in normal and intersex amphipods – 1 Year Extension  (2013-2014) £39,327

(PI) NERC Standard Research Grant (NE-G004587-1), (£338,000 contribution to Portsmouth (FEC); £49,160 to Cardiff). Differential gene expression in normal and intersex crustaceans: New horizons for investigating pollution, parasitism and climate change (2009-2013). Including NERC funded studentship due to be completed in Oct 2012. In collaboration with Prof Peter Kille (CoPI) Cardiff University).

(PI) Do demon shrimp carry demon parasites? Environment Agency (£6,000; 2013-2014)

(PI) NERC Facilities Grant (NE-G004587-1; £19,200) Differential gene expression in normal and intersex crustaceans: New horizons for investigating pollution, parasitism and climate change (2009-2012).

(PI) NERC Facilities Grant (NE-G004587-1; £4,325) Molecular basis of environmental and genetic sex determination (2009-2012).

(PI) NERC Facilities Grant (NE-G004587-1; £14,991) Differential gene expression in normal and intersex crustaceans: New horizons for investigating pollution, parasitism and climate change (2009-2012).

(PI) NERC Facilities Grant (NE-G004587-1; £1,400) Differential gene expression in normal and intersex crustaceans: New horizons for investigating pollution, parasitism and climate change (2009-2012).

(Consultant/CoPI) FCT €158,867 (€7,100 contribution to Portsmouth) 2011-2014 PTDC/MAR/111537/2009 INPACTAR- Long-term effects of intersexuality and other impacts on populations of Echinogammarus marinus.

(PI): UHI Millennium Studentship (2007-2011). Intersex in amphipods: linking genes to physiology (£60,000

 (PI) NERC Molecular Facilities Grant (ref MGF 223), £8,000. Transcriptomic 454 analysis of normal and intersex amphipods. (2008-2009). In collaboration with Prof Peter Kille (Cardiff University).

(PI): British Council 2005-2006 “Modelling Intersexuality in the amphipod Echinogamarus marinus” in collaboration with Dr Irene Martins – University of Coimbra, Portugal (£1,500).

(PI): British Council 2006-2007 “Modelling Intersexuality in the amphipod Echinogamarus marinus” in collaboration with Dr Irene Martins – University of Coimbra, Portugal (£1,500).

(PI) Carnegie Trust for Scottish Universities 2004-2006“Intersex in cave amphipods” (£3,000)

(PI) British Ecological Society 2004-2005 “Intersexuality in Gammarus minus” (£2,500).

(International Collaboration Grant) Royal Society of Edinburgh and National Science Academy of Taiwan (RSE-NSA) Collaboration Grant 2006-2007 with Prof Mei-Hui Li (National Taiwan University) on “Intersexuality in Taiwanese Crabs” (£2,300).

(CoI) Nottbeck Foundation grant entitled “Hypoxia-specific biomarkers for Monoporeia affinis as a tool for Baltic Sea environmental testing” with Drs B. Sundelin, T. Elfwing and E. Gorokhova (Sweden) and Drs. Sandberg-Kilpi, M. Lindström and J. Norkko (Finland) (2007-2009 €25,290).

(CoI) Nottbeck Foundation grant entitled “Interactions between parasite infestation and susceptibility to toxic substances in Monoporeia affinis: refining biomarker approach for Baltic Sea environmental testing” with Drs B. Sundelin, T. Elfwing and E. Gorokhova (Sweden) and Drs. Sandberg-Kilpi, M. Lindström and J. Norkko (Finland) (2008-2009 €18,760).

 (CoI) a National scientific project from Tryggers foundation, “Kan klimatrelaterad parasitförekomst öka toxiciteten för PFOS” with Dr Brita Sundelin 2008-2009 (University of Stockholm). Translated from Swedish “Can parasite infection increase the toxicity of PFOS” (321,215 SEK: £30,906).

(CoI) Swedish Environmental Protection Agency Research Program looking at “Microsporidian infections in Bothian and Baltic Sea amphipods” with Dr Brita Sundelin 2005-2006 (University of Stockholm)

(International Advisor): Biological Effects of Anthropogenic Stressors (BEAST). WP1: Field studies and experiments in selected sub-regions of the Baltic Sea. 9 country EU funded project (€1,649,342); UHI/Portsmouth contribution in kind). http://www.bonusportal.org/bonus_projects/research_projects/beast/

(Work Package Leader – Ecological Impacts:– work package joint Heriot Watt 2007-2010) The ecological impact of marine renewable devices in the Pentland Firth [in collaboration with Heriot-Watt; £1,000,000] - EMEC programme ADVANCING MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGY RESEARCH CAPACITY IN SCOTLAND with funding from Scottish Research Council Strategic Regional Development Fund (SRDG), and Highlands and Islands Enterprise).

(CoI): Central Science Laboratory (CSL)/DEFRA Studentship funding on the “Ecotoxicological Effects of Nanoparticles.

(CoI): DEFRA Knowledge Transfer grant on scoping study into the environmental impacts of nanoparticles with Institute of Ocupational Medicine; University’s of Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

 

Travel Grants: Royal Society; Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry; UHI.