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Funded Projects


Current Projects

Ref:BRT Institution/Department Investigator(s) Title Start Finish Grant value
15/53 University of Oxford,
Nuffield Laboratory of Opthalmology 
Prof SN Peirson
Effects of low frequency magnetic fields on retinal physiology 06-15
05-18
£195,000
15/52 MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology,                    
Cambridge
Dr M Hastings            
Effects of low frequency magnetic fields on cryptochrome-dependent functions in mammalian suprachiasmatic nucleus and retina: are mCrys magneto-sensors? 05-15
04-18
£200,000
15/51 University of Leicester,
Department of Genetics
Prof CP Kyriacou
Dr Ezio Rosato
Dr Giorgio Fedele
Further molecular and behavioural studies on low frequency electromagnetic field effects in Drosophila 08-15
01-18
£340,100
15/50 University of Oxford,
Department of Chemistry
Prof PJ Hore
Prof CR Timmel
Prof SR Mackenzie
Prof E Schleicher
Magnetic field effects on Drosophila melanogaster cryptochrome 10-15
03-19
£160,000
12/44 University of Oxford,
Department of Chemistry
Prof PJ Hore
Studentship: Magnetic field effects on cryptochromes 10-12
03-16
£66,436

Past Projects

Ref:BRT Institution/Department Investigator(s) Title Start Finish Grant value
13/49 University of Leicester,
Department of Genetics
Prof CP Kyriacou
Dr Ezio Rosato
Prof PJ Hore
Cryptochrome and electromagnetic fields in Drosophila melanogaster 01-14
12-15
£145,277
13/48 University of Essex,
Department of Biological Sciences
Dr B Reeder
Prof MT Wilson
Dr GG Silkstone
The effect of iron levels on the magnesium isotope effects on creatine kinase activity 08-13
01-14
£24,865
12/47 University of Sussex,
Genome Damage and Stability Centre
Prof PA Jeggo
Dr ZJ Sienkiewicz
Analysis of DNA damage response processes in the embryonic mouse brain following radiation and ELF-EMF exposure 11-12
12-14
£154,449
12/46 University of Cambridge,
Department of Biochemistry
Prof KM Brindle
Prof PA Jeggo
High static magnetic field effects on apoptosis and DNA double strand breaks in the embryonic mouse brain 07-12
06-14
£125,515
12/45 University of Oxford,
Department of Chemistry
Prof PJ Hore
Dr CR Timmel
Dr SR Mackenzie
Dr K Maeda
Magnetic field effects on cryptochromes 07-12
12-15
£259,244
12/43 University of Manchester,
Manchester Interdisciplinary Centre
Prof NS Scrutton
Dr AR Jones
Transient radicals: carriers of MF-sensitivity in humans? 07-12
06-15
£185,116
11/42 University of Leicester,
Department of Genetics
Prof Y Dubrova The effects of electromagnetic fields on mutation induction in mice 01-12
12-14
£178,782
11/41 University of Oxford,
Nuffield Laboratory of Opthalmology
Prof RG Foster
Dr SN Peirson
Evaluation of sleep and associated behaviours in response to low frequency magnetic fields 10-12
09-15
£196,347
10/39 MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology,
Cambridge
Dr MH Hastings A role for mammalian Cry proteins in magnetosensation 04-11
03-14
£252,205
10/38 University of Leicester,
Department of Genetics
Prof CP Kyriacou
Dr Ezio Rosato
The role of cryptochrome in the detection of electromagnetic fields in Drosophila 11-10
12-13
£224,353
10/35 University of Manchester,
Manchester Interdisciplinary Centre                          
Prof NS Scrutton       
Dr AR Jones
Magnetic field and spin effects in light-driven biological processes: human cryptochromes 08-10
10-14
£214,005
10/40 University of Cambridge,
Department of Biochemistry
Prof KM Brindle
Dr ZJ Sienkiewicz
Dr S Bouffler
EMF effects on light-shock responses in mouse adrenal glands 07-10
06-12
£144,521
10/37 University of Sussex,
Genome Damage and Stability Centre
Prof PA Jeggo
Dr ZJ Sienkiewicz
Impact of low doses of ionizing radiation and ELF-EMF exposure on embryonic neuronal development 08-10
03-12
£94,730
10/36 University of Oxford,
Department of Chemistry
Prof PJ Hore
Dr SR Mackenzie
Dr CR Timmel
Dr K Maeda
Magnetic field effects on cryptochromes 05-10
04-11
£195,084
09/34 Health Protection Agency and
University of Cambridge,
Department of Biochemistry
Dr ZJ Sienkiewicz
Dr C Badie
Dr S Bouffler
Prof KM Brindle
Transcriptional responses of mouse bone marrow to power frequency magnetic fields 07-09
06-10
£77,225
08/33 University of Oxford,
Department of Chemistry
Prof PJ Hore
Dr CR Timmel
Dr KB Henbest
Magnetic field sensitivity of flavin-tryptophan radical pairs in cryptochrome and photolyase 12-08
11-10
£187,947
06/32 University of Oxford,
Department of Chemistry
Prof PJ Hore
Dr M Ahmad
Dr H Okamoto
Dr CR Timmel
Magnetic field effects on the photoreceptor function of Arabidopsis thaliana cryptochromes 12-06
11-08
£217,556
07/31 University of Glasgow,
Department of Radiation Oncology
Dr RJ Mairs
Dr M Boyd
Dr KM Prise
Investigation of genotoxic effects of ELF-EMF radiation in vitro 04-07
03-10
£176,704
06/30 University of Birmingham,
Department of Neurophysiology
Prof JGR Jefferys Modulation of brain tissue function by low-frequency AC fields 08-06
07-08
£85,784
06/29 University of Cambridge,
Department of Biochemistry
Prof KM Brindle
Dr J Griffin
Dr TR Hesketh
Metabolomic profiles in plasma from volunteers exposed to a power-frequency EMF 01-06
12-06
£68,463
06/28
Ludwig Institute and UCL
Department of Gynaecological Oncology
Prof MD Waterfield
Dr J Timms
Proteomic characterization of the response of human cells to EMF exposure 03-06
02-08
£217,232
05/27 University of Essex,
Department of Biological Sciences
Prof MT Wilson
Dr GG Silkstone
Investigations of magnetic field effects on the formation and termination of lipid peroxide radicals in biological membrane systems 02-06
01-09
£172,742
05/26 University College London,
Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology
Dr D Whitmore Extremely-low-frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMF) and their possible influence on the central mechanism of the circadian clock 01-06
09-08
£139,764
05/25 The Gray Cancer Institute and the
Health Protection Agency
(CRCE/RPD)
Dr K Prise
Dr K Rothkamm
Dr M Folkard
Dr D Lloyd
To determine whether intermittent in vitro exposure to ELF EMF causes DNA and chromosomal damage in cells 08-05
07-07
£116,524
04/24 The Babraham Institute,
Laboratory of Molecular Signalling
Dr MD Bootman
Mr R O'Connor
Dr AM Holmes
The effect of 50-Hz magnetic fields on nitrosative and oxidative stress 10-04
09-06
£112,976
04/23 University of Leicester,
Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry
Prof NS Scrutton
Dr JR Woodward
Prof AW Munro
External magnetic fields and human health: a link to biological enzyme reaction systems 08-04
07-07
£78,307
04/22 The National Radiological Protection Board Dr D Lloyd
Dr R Cox
The repair of gamma-ray induced chromatid-type damage in cycling human lymphocytes after exposure to ELF EMF 01-04
12-05
£42,124
02/21 University of Cambridge,
Department of Biochemistry
Prof JC Metcalfe
Dr TR Hesketh
Dr HL Kirschenlohr
Gene expression and metabolomic profiles in volunteers exposed to a power-frequency EMF 01-03
12-05
£289,258
02/20 Ludwig and Paterson Institutes for Cancer Research Prof MD Waterfield
Prof NC Jones
Dr R Cramer
Dr J Timms
Dr M Zvelebil
Characterisation of the responses of S. pombe to stress by proteomics and gene expression analysis 12-02
11-05
£399,755
02/19 University of Oxford,
Department of Chemistry
Prof PJ Hore
Dr CR Timmel
Dr K Henbest
Effects of weak magnetic fields on chemical processes 08-02
07-05
£123,699
00/18 Paterson Institute for Cancer Research Prof NC Jones Stress responses in fission yeast: adaption for EMF-related studies 11-00
10-03
£253,704
00/17 The Gray Laboratory,
Cancer Research Trust
Dr KM Prise
Dr M Folkard
Prof BD Michael
Modulation of radiation-induced mutation by exposure to 50-Hz electromagnetic fields 01-01
12-03
£120,423
00/16 The National Radiological Protection Board
Dr D Lloyd
Dr R Cox
The repair of gamma-ray induced chromosomal damage in human lymphocytes after exposure to extremely-low-frequency EM fields 11-00
10-02
£29,974
00/15 The Babraham Institute,
Laboratory of Molecular Signalling
Dr MD Bootman
Dr P Lipp
Effects of EMF on cellular calcium signalling and down-stream calcium-regulated events 10-00
09-03
£175,087
00/14 University of Cambridge,
Department of Biochemistry
Prof JC Metcalfe
Dr TR Hesketh
Feasibility study for determining responses to EMF exposure by genomic and proteomic analysis of human and mouse blood 10-00
03-02
£141,892
00/13
University of Sheffield,
Medical School
Dr LA Coulton
Prof AT Barker
Dr AG Pockley
Comparison of the stress responses induced in human leukocytes by exposure to EMFs with those evoked by ionising radiation, heat or chemical stimuli 04-00
03-02
£80,504
00/12a University of Oxford,
Department of Chemistry
Dr CR Timmel
Prof PJ Hore
Mr PG Thomas
Experimental studies of the effects of low magnetic fields on radical recombination reactions 10-00
09-03
£65,512
00/12
University of Oxford,
Department of Chemistry
Prof KA McLauchlan
Dr B Brocklehurst
Dr PJ Hore
Dr CR Timmel
Dr AR O'Dea
The radical-pair mechanism: effects of weak magnetic fields on chemical reactions 03-00
02-03
£99,537
97/11 The Babraham Institute,
T-Cell Laboratory
Dr WT Mason
Dr F Bobanovic
Dr DR Alexander
Effect of electromagnetic fields on protein tyrosine kinase; a replication study 05-97
04-99
£76,050
96/10 University of Oxford,
Department of Chemistry
Dr KA McLauchlan
Dr PJ Hore
Dr B Brocklehurst
Fundamental studies of radical pair chemistry in low magnetic fields 09-96
08-99
£120,242
95/09 University of Sunderland,
Ecology Centre
Dr M Davies
Dr R Dixey
The response of diatoms to ELF electromagnetic fields: a new approach 01-96
12-97
£61,002
95/08 The Babraham Institute,
Department of Neurobiology
Dr WT Mason
The effect of extremely low frequency electric fields on intracellular calcium and proton homeostasis 01-96
12-98
£161,729
95/07 Brunel University,
Department of Biology and Biochemistry
Prof JE Arrand
Prof RF Newbold
Prof H Wolff
Dr IA Sutherland
Dr MJ Dunn
The biological consequences of exposure of mammalian cells to low frequency magnetic fields 07-95
06-99
£245,163
95/06 Institute of Psychiatry,
Department of Neuroscience
Dr IC Campbell
Mrs EM Abdulla
Mr G Dawe
Influence of electromagnetic fields (EMF) on neurite outgrowth from cultured neurones 07-95
12-98
£187,020
95/05 Paterson Institute for Cancer Research,
Manchester
Dr D Allan
Dr J Butler
Dr EJ Land
Prof TM Dexter
The radical pair mechanism and environmental magnetic fields 07-95
06-98
£67,564
95/04 Royal Hallamshire Hospital,
Medical Physics and Clinical Technology
Dr AT Barker
Dr LA Coulton
*The effect of magnetic fields on the calcium-calmodulin-kinase-myosin phosphorylation reaction system 04-95
03-97
£62,334
95/03 University of Birmingham,
School of Biological Sciences
Dr M Anderson
Dr AJ Birley
Dr K Chapman
Dr DR Tipping
*Electromagnetic field effects on biological systems in dipteran larvae 04-95
08-96
£47,403
95/02 University of Wales,
Institute of Molecular and Biomolecular Electronics
Prof R Pethig
Dr JPH Burt
*Electrorotation studies of the influence of low-frequency electric and magnetic fields on cells 10-95
09-96
£34,000
95/01 University of Cambridge,
Department of Biochemistry
Dr JC Metcalfe
Dr TR Hesketh
*Rapid biochemical responses in cultured cells to power-frequency electric and magnetic fields 04-95
10-95
£16,800

* Continuation of project originally sponsored by The National Grid Company