Royal Society announces recipients of Wolfson Laboratory Refurbishment scheme

12 May 2016

The Royal Society has announced the latest recipients of a scheme funded by the Wolfson Foundation designed to improve existing research facilities in UK universities to promote high quality scientific research. 

The Royal Society Wolfson Laboratory Refurbishment scheme provides up to £250,000 per award for proposed refurbishments to a laboratory operated by a UK based research organisation or university.

Funding for this round focuses on "Infectious Disease" to support scientists researching infections of humans and animals. Previous rounds have focused on imaging, reduction in carbon emissions and ‘-omic’ technologies, for example technologies in genomics or proteomics.

The scheme is supported by the Wolfson Foundation. More information about the scheme can be found on our grants pages.

The awardees this year are:

Professor Clare Bryant

University of Cambridge - Department of Veterinary Medicine

Refurbishment of space for an initiative on Novel Approaches to Targeting Zoonotic Bacterial Infections


Professor Adrian Goldman

University of Leeds - School of Biomedical Science

A Multiscale Protein and Cell Production Factory


Professor Gillian Griffiths

University of Cambridge - Cambridge Institute for Medical Research

Microscopy studies of cellular mechanisms in infection


Professor Daniel Haydon

University of Glasgow - Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine

One Health Research into Bacterial Infectious Diseases (OHRBID)


Dr James Logan

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine - Department of Disease Control

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Entomology Suite Refurbishment