Current active research

There are currently 14 active Core research projects totalling £1,190,885. The details of these projects can be found below.

ResearcherTitleGrant
Dr Tariq Ahmad
Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital
UK IBD Genetics Consortium Study of anti-TNF pharmacogenomics – predicting response and toxicity to anti-TNF drugs£50,000 Core Development Grant
Professor Anil Dhawan
King’s College Hospital
Body compositi on and metabolic profile of children with end stage liver disease before and after liver transplant; relations with outcome and cell energy controlling metabolic pathways£26,400 Collaboration with British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN)
Dr Paolo Biancheri
University of East Anglia
Proteolytic degradation of anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α agents and other biologic agents: correlation with response to treatment in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).£5,000 Core/BSG Trainee Research Award
Dr James Evans
Queen Mary University of London
Investigating the clonal origins and dysplasia risk in Barrett’s oesophagus£210,000 Derek Butler Fellowship
Dr Emer Fitzpatrick
King’s College London
LiverMultiScanTM for the assessment of graft fibrosis in children post-liver transplant£39,700 Collaboration with BSGPHAN
Mr Alastair Hayes
University of Edinburgh
Defining the mechanistic role of kynurenine 3-monoxygenase (KMO) inhibition in the resolution of organ dysfunction in severe acute pancreatitis£180,000 Amelie Waring Award
Dr Neil Henderson
University of Edinburgh
Investigation of myofibroblast αv integrins as an anti-fibrotic target in biliary atresia and fibrosis£191,000 Collaboration with Children's Liver Disease Foundation
Dr David Humes
Nottingham
What are the short and long term outcomes of minimally invasive approaches (e.g. percutaneous radiological drainage, laparoscopic washout and drainage) to managing complicated diverticulitis?£39,985 Collaboration with Bowel and Cancer Research UK
Dr Lennard Lee
University of Oxford
Colon Cancer Metastasis – identifying patients at risk to developed personalised therapies£5,000
Core/BSG Trainee Research Award
Dr John Louis-Auguste
Queen Mary University of London
Effects of multiple micronutrient and amino acid supplementation on intestinal function and microbiomehost interactions in environmental enteropathy: a study in Zambian adults£117,000 Collaboration with the Nutritional Research Foundation
Professor Laurence Lovat
University College London
Salivary EpigeNetics to Stratify Oesophageal Cancer Risk (SENSOR)£50,000 Core Development Grant
Dr Michael McFarlane University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire The use of electronic noses in assessing volatile organic substances in the urine and stools of colorectal cancer patients, their blood relatives and individuals with whom they share dwellings.£5,000 Core/BSG Trainee Research Award
Dr Gordon Moran
University of Nottingham
Anabolic resistance and abnormal muscle function across the nutritional spectrum: a pilot study in Crohn’s disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease£39,300 Collaboration with BSPGHAN
Professor Krish Ragunath (Fellow: Dr Sarmed Sami) University of NottinghamEvaluation of novel and existing minimally-invasive endoscopic imaging tools to screen for Barrett’s Oesophagus and Oesophageal Varices£180,000 Olympus/Core Endoscopic Fellowship
Dr Philip Riches
Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Osteoporosis in coeliac disease associated with novel autoantibodies£80,700 Collaboration with Coeliac UK
Professor David Wilson University of EdinburghHealth informatics research in paediatric gastroenterology: nationwide data-linkage exploration of perinatal risk factors for and consequences of paediatric-onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease£26,800 Collaboration with BSPGHAN