Grants – Research

  • UKHSA, Pump priming fund
    £20,000 for 1 year (December 2022 to November 2023)
    Title: Effect of emerging mycotoxins on the on-set of neurodegenerative diseases.
    Nora Bourbia’s role: Principal Investigator
  • UKHSA, Pump priming fund
    £20,000 for 1 year (December 2022 to November 2023)
    Title: Nanoplastics Exposure as a Risk to Blood-Brain Barrier Integrity
    Sean Gettings’ role: Principal Investigator
  • Animal Free Research UK Summer Studentship 2021, SS2021-TC/v1.0/04.03.2021
    £1959 (2 months July-August 2021)
    Title: Developing an epigenome editing tool to study Parkinson’s Disease
    Riddhi Sharma’s role: Student researcher; Nora Bourbia: Supervisor
  • NIHR HPRU Chemical & Radiation Threats & Hazards, NIHR200922
    £4M for 5 years 2020-2025
    Nora Bourbia: Co-lead of Theme 4 – Neurotoxins and high toxicity agents of the NIHR HPRU Chemical & Radiation Threats & Hazards.
    Nora Bourbia’s roles: Lead, supervisor, and principal investigator.

Grants – Equipment

  • Olink Signature Q100 for environmental effects on brain disease proteome; 2023 (£108k)
  • In vitro electrophysiology system Multi-Electrode Array (MEA); 2020 (£100k)

Grants – Public Engagement and Participation

  • Public & Community Involvement, engagement & Participation (PCEIP) Seed Fund 2023.
    Funded by MRC – NIHR. £1500 for 1 year (2023-2024)
    Title: The First Step Towards MouldMap: A Nationwide Index of Indoor Mould Species and Associated Health Outcomes.
    Awarded to Sean Gettings.


  • Mandy Stanton and Ray Shek: UKHSA Awards 2023, nominated in Special Recognition Award – Team Category
  • Nora Bourbia: FEPS Award for Young Investigators presented at European Young Physiologist Symposium (EYPS), Budapest (Hungary), 2014
  • Nora Bourbia: Winner of the academic poster presentation at the WorldCon 75 in 2017, Helsinki (Finland)
  • Nora Bourbia: Winner of the MRC Harwell Awards 2017 and Runner-up (2nd) of the MRC CEO Awards 2017 in the category Public Engagement.
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