Latest research

Project grants

In the latest round of funding, we have given out £1,330,390 across nine different projects including research investigating cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Batten disease and primary ciliary dyskinesia:

Research Training Fellowships

Our Research Training Fellowship scheme is more than 40 years old and we have now funded 173 fellowships at a total value of over £12 million (around £18.5 million in today’s terms). The charity is also proud to announce the latest recipients of its Research Training Fellowship programme:

  • Crohn's disease in children - dietary treatment
    Dr H Dogra, of the Centre for Digestive Diseases and the Centre for Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Blizard Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University, was awarded £156,471 to study the mechanisms of immune modulation by nutrient sensing in the intestinal epithelium.
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus in children
    Dr K Webb, of the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Adolescent Rheumatology, Rayne Institute, University College London and the Department of Paediatric Endocrinology, Institute of Child Health, University College London, was awarded £206,806 to investigate the link between puberty, the immune system and childhood onset systemic lupus erythematosus.
  • Landau Kleffner syndrome - a childhood epilepsy disorder
    Dr S F A Ngoh, of the Developmental Neurosciences, Institute of Child Health, Institute of Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and School of Pharmacy, University College London, was awarded £161,305 to unravel molecular genetic causes and disease mechanisms in Landau Kleffner Syndrome.

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