Ladomery Lab RNA Biology Group


Ladomery Lab
Southwest UK RNA Club

Research Grants

Current and past research grants

  • Prostate Cancer UK (2016-2018), £136,390 “Targeting the ERG oncogene through splice switching oligonucleotides”. PI.
  • The Higher Education Ministry, Saudi Arabia. PhD studentship (2016-2019), £64,000 “An investigation into the regulation of expression of the splice factor kinase SRPK1”. Director of Studies.
  • The TETFund, Nigeria. PhD studentship (2015-2018), £70,000 “Targeting the splice factor kinase SRPK1 in leukemia”. Director of Studies.
  • The TETFund, Nigeria. PhD studentship (2015-2018), £70,000 “Targeting the splice factor kinase CLK1 in prostate cancer”. Director of Studies.
  • The Government of Malawi. PhD studentship (2014-2017), £65,000 “Functio and regulation of ERG’s oncogenic exon 7b”. Director of Studies.
  • QR funded pilot project “Development of a prototype microRNA nanosensor” (2015), £22,752. For postdoctoral Research Associate, Dr Laura Gonzalez-Macia. PI.
  • The Higher Education Ministry, Saudi Arabia. PhD studentship (2014-2017), £70,000 “Role of the glycine-rich RNA binding protein CrGRP in stress adaptation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii”. Director of Studies.
  • The Genetics Society, Summer Studentship (2013), £2350, “Role of the splice factor kinase SRPK1 in leukemia”.
  • The Biochemical Society, Summer Studentship (2013), £1600, “The effect of hypoxia on alternative splicing”.
  • PhD studentship, UWE RAE2008 QR money (2012-2015), Elizabeth Bowler. £60,000 “Regulation of expression of the splice factor kinase SRPK1”. Director of Studies.
  • Bristol Urological Institute (2012-2014) £70,000 two year postdoc. “Investigation of the TMPRSS2 ERG fusion gene and related gene expression in invasive and metastatic prostate cancer.” Joint-PI.
  • PhD studentship, funded by the Kuwaiti Dept of Health (2012-15) Hanan Alabouh, £72,000 “Role of ths splice factor kinase SRPK1 in leukemia”. Director of Studies.
  • UWE RAE2008 QR money (2010-2012), two year postdoc Dr Hagen, £75,000 “Investigating novel biomarkers of breast and prostate cancer”. Joint Principal Investigator.
  • British Heart Foundation, three year project grant, postdoc Dr Oltean, (2011-2014), £234,166 “Angiogenic potential of regulation of VEGF 3’end processing”. Co-applicant (PI Prof Dave Bates, University of Bristol).
  • PhD studentship, funded by the University of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences, Cluj-Napoca. (2010-12) Oana Ciuzan. “Glycine-rich RNA binding proteins in plant stress responses”. Director of Studies (SS Dr Iulia Pop, Dr Ian Wilson).
  • PhD studentship, funded by the Prostate Cancer Charity (2010-13) Athina Mavrou “Regulation of alternative splicing of VEGF”. Second Supervisor (DoS Prof Dave Bates).
  • PhD studentship, self-funded. (2010-12) Zoe Wang. “Alternative splicing of the androgen and insulin receptors in prostate cancer”. Second Supervisor (DoS Prof Jeff Holly).
  • Royal Society, travel grant, (2010) £3,950 “Effects of plant extracts on the alternative splicing of prostate cancer associated genes”. Principal Investigator.
  • PhD studentship, funded by the Faculty of Applied Sciences (HEFCE). (2008-10) Stephanie Wilton, £54,000 “Alternative splicing of the rhCG and rhBG genes”. Director of Studies.
  • Fondation Recherche Medicale Fellowship (2008-9); C. Hoareau-Aveilla. Euros 24,000. “An investigation into the post- transcriptional functions of WT1”.
  • North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol Urological Institute. PhD studentship Patsy Adamo (2008-10); co-supervisor; £60,000. “An investigation into novel biomarkers associated with prostate cancer”.
  • Self-funding PhD studentship, Emma Assam (2008-2010); co-supervisor and co-PI, £60,000 “Alternative splicing of HER2”
  • Wellcome Trust Advanced Training Fellowship (2007-9); J. Woolard, in collaboration with Bristol University. £186,680. “Regulation of splicing in the VEGF gene”.
  • Visiting Researcher grant from the German Academic Exchange Programme (2006) in collaboration with the University of Bielefeld. Approx. Euros 5,000. “An investigation into the glycine rich RNA binding proteins GRP7/8 in the stress response in Arabidopsis thaliana”.
  • PhD studentship, funded by the Faculty of Applied Sciences (HEFCE). (2006-9) Elianna Amin £51,000. “Regulation of the alternative splicing of the human Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor gene VEGF”.
  • A vacation scholarship funded by The Genetics Society (2006) £2,000 “Knock down of the Wilms tumour suppressor gene WT1 in conditionally immortalised human podocytes”.
  • An undergraduate Research Bursary from The Nuffield Foundation (2005) £1,400 “Proteomic analysis of mRNA-bound proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana”. This project was highlighted on the Nuffield Foundation website – click here
  • Co-supervisor on a British Heart Foundation PhD studentship – c/- Dr David Bates, University of Bristol, Microvascular Research Laboratories. (2005-8) £75,351 “Regulation of angiogenic and anti-angiogenic isoforms of VEGF”.
  • The Peel Medical Research Trust (2004) £1,600 “A transcriptomic and proteomic investigation of gene expression in Acute Myeloid Leukemia”.
  • PhD studentship, funded by the Faculty of Applied Sciences (HEFCE). (2003-6) £54,000. “An investigation into the effects of a WT1 mutation on the in vitro differentiation of a Denys Drash Syndrome human podocyte cell line”.
  • Grant from the Royal Society (2003) £13,400 “WT1 in podocyte differentiation”.
  • Three year Project Grant from A.I.C.R. (2002-5) £101,827 (Association for International Cancer Research) “Investigating the post-transcriptional roles of the Wilm’s tumour suppressor gene WT1, encoding a protein involved in urogenital development and cancer.”