09 August 2013
The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, has announced the appointment of seven new Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship holders.
Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, the scheme is designed for scientists who would benefit from a period of full-time research without teaching and administrative duties. The scheme reimburses the employing institution with the full salary cost of a teaching replacement. Fellowships cover all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine.
The newly appointed fellowship holders are working on a wide variety of projects includingcircuits in the brain, the genes coding for multicellularity in plants and using laser scanning to measure forest canopies.
The full list of appointments is as follows:
Professor Zafar Bashir
University of Bristol
The hippocampal-perirhinal-prefrontal cortex circuitry
Dr Juliet Coates
University of Birmingham
Is there a genetic toolkit for green multicellularity?
Professor Mark Danson
University of Salford
Terrestrial laser scanner measurement of forest canopy biomass dynamics
Professor Desmond Higham
University of Strathclyde
Evolving Networks: Data to Knowledge
Professor Wolfgang Langbein
Coherent non-linear micro-spectroscopy of quantum systems and living matter
Professor Margaret MacLean
University of Glasgow
Serotonin and oestrogen in pulmonary arterial hypertension
Dr Balazs Szendroi
University of Oxford
Cohomological Donaldson-Thomas theory: structures and examples
The Leverhulme Trust was established in 1925 under the Will of the First Viscount Leverhulme with the instruction that its resources should be used to support “scholarships for the purposes of research and education.” More information is available from http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/.