Previous recipients and highlights

2016 Award WinnersProject TitleInstitution
Sam Kleeman
Medical Student Essay
Application of a miRNA signature to the non-invasive diagnosis of Barrett’s oesophagus University of Cambridge
Fatima Ali
Student Bursary
Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Cytomegalovirus Infection in Liver Transplant Recipients – Structural Characterisation of a Putative Cytomegalovirus Drug Target University College London
James Wadkin
Student Bursary
Expression, Regulation and the Functional Role of Tetraspanin CD151 in the Development of Chronic Liver Disease and Hepatocellular Carcinoma University of Birmingham
Katherine McKay
Student Bursary
Mechanistic Basis of Cognitive Impairment in Cholestatic Liver Disease University of Newcastle
Sivesh Kamarajah
Student Bursary
Expression and Functional Characterisation of Scavenger Receptor F-1 and Zonula Occludens-2 in Chronic Liver Disease and Malignancy University of Birmingham
Paul Middleton
F1/F2 Bursary
Characterisation of neutrophil and regulatory T-cell/effector T-cell interactions in alcohol-related liver disease King's College Hospital
Patrik Bachtiger
F1/F2 Bursary
Mechanisms of Cell Death in Acute on Chronic Liver Failure: Necrosis, Apoptosis and the Emerging Role of Nucleosomes Royal Free Hospital
Kay Greveson
Medical Nurse Recognition
Developed www.ibdpassport.com; a non-profit, evidence based, online travel resource to educate patients with IBD and healthcare professionals who advise them. Royal Free Hospital
2015 Award WinnersProject TitleInstitution
Mario Lepore
Medical Student Essay
The Diagnostic Accuracy of HBV-DNA Quantification Using Dried Blood Spots in Chronic HBV Carriers in The GambiaMedical Research Council, The Gambia Unit
Zhi-Yang Low
Student Bursary
The predisposition to infection in patients with cirrhosis: rationale for drug design based on novel functional and structural studies of the albuminUniversity College London
Ashley Rajan Retchless
Student Bursary
Lymphocytes as vehicles for Hepatitis C virus transmission to the liverSchool of Immunity and Infection, University of Birmingham
Rosie Simson
Student Bursary
Primary human enteroids: A translational research tool to study therapeutic implications of modulating TGFβ signalling in inflammatory bowel diseaseInstitute of Cellular Medicine, University of Newcastle
Jin Quan Nataniel Tan
Student Bursary
Structural and chemical biology of noroviral proteases – a major therapeutic target for structure-based drug designUniversity College London
Natalie To
F1/F2 Bursary
Effect of smoking on the natural history of Crohn’s disease: A systematic review and meta-analysisSt. James’s University Hospital
Diana Evelyn Yung
F1/F2 Bursary
Small-bowel capsule endoscopy in the young anaemic patientRoyal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Sarah Alison Thomas
Medical Nurse Recognition
Developed satellite clinics in primary care to empower patients with ongoing symptoms to self manage symptom relapse, use medication effectively and appropriately where required, understand when to report symptoms to GP (creating expert patients who can partner with healthcare professionals in the management of their symptoms) and support GP colleagues in the management of this patient group. Royal Gwent Hospital
2014 Award WinnersProject TitleInstitution
Gordon Brown
Essay Prize
Validating Candidate Prognostic Biomarkers in Colorectal CancerUniversity of Aberdeen
Adam Young
Essay Prize
Khat-related liver injury in the Somalian diaspora in the United KingdomUCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health
Joseph Christopher
Student Bursary
Modelling in vivo intestinal stem cell dynamics using Next Generation Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute / University of Cambridge Clinical School
(Mohamed) Adam Ali
Student Bursary
The role of genetics in determining individual susceptibility to alcohol related liver injuryUCL Laboratory of Molecular Psychiatry and UCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health
Ding Yang
Student Bursary
Use of MALDI-MS to discover new protein biomarkers in patients with Primary Sclerosing CholangitisUniversity of Birmingham
Hani Essa
Student Bursary
Is genetic makeup predictive of swallowing recovery after pharyngeal stimulation in dysphagic strokeInstitute of Inflammation and Repair, University of Manchester
Graham Heap
F1/F2 Bursary
The clinical and pharmacogenetic features of 5-aminosalicylate induced nephrotoxicityRoyal Devon and Exeter Hospital
Tamsin Cargill
F1/F2 Bursary
Gene expression profiles to determine disease severity in IgG4-related autoimmune pancreatitis and cholangitis Oxford University
Kaye Drew
Nurse Grant
Co-ordinated the development of a capsule endoscopy serviceRoyal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
Beverley Clark
Nurse Grant
Increased the uptake of HBV screening in the local prison using dry blood spot testing by a hospital based hepatitis nurseMaidstone Hospital
Shirley James
Nurse Grant
Ensured continued delivery of IBD Helpline serviceUniversity Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
2013 Award WinnersProject TitleInstitution
Greta Pells
Essay Prize
The influence of age and gender on treatment efficacy and clinical phenotype in Primary Biliary Cirrhosis – are we treating two different diseases? Evidence from the UK-PBC Patient CohortInstitute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University Medical School
Ross McMahon
Essay Prize
Identification of precancerous changes to crypt morphology in a mouse model for hereditary bowel cancerUniversity of Dundee
Alison Pitts
Student Bursary
Understanding the mechanisms underpinning treatment non-response in Primary Biliary Cirrhosis: a tool for treatment stratificationInstitute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University Medical School
Anna Burn-Murdoch
Student Bursary
The diagnostic utility and predictive validity of central sarcopenia as a measure of nutritional status in patients with cirrhosisUCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health
Olivia Greenham
Student Bursary
The role of 90K in the HCV lifecycle and response to interferonUniversity of Birmingham
Neale Marlow
Student Bursary
Diagnostic efficacy of 3T MRI and probe-based Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy (pCLE) for the assessment of biliary stricturesUCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health (Liver and Pancreatic Cancer Group)
Elizabeth Thomas
Student Bursary
Does the presence of occult hepatitis B increase adverse liver-related outcomes in a population of Scottish patients with chronic hepatitis C?University of Glasgow
Cindy Lai
Student Bursary
The derivation and validation of a new algorithm for the early diagnosis of pancreatic cancerUCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health (Liver and Pancreatic Cancer Group)
Tessa Coulson
F1/F2 Bursary
Investigating the central effect of peripheral exenatide administration in healthy volunteers: a physiological magnetic resonance imaging studySalford Royal Hospital
Jake Mann
F1/F2 Bursary
The effect of the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid on macrophage chemotaxis in colorectal cancerLeeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, St James’s University Hospital
Mark Sephton
Nurse Grant
Digestive Diseases Week, May 2013, Orlando, FloridaUniversity Hospital South Manchester
Sibongile Chadokufa
Nurse Grant
Haemopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, May 2013, King’s College LondonGreat Ormond Street Hospital
2012 Award WinnersProject TitleInstitution
Edwin Halliday
Essay Prize
The performance validity of breath sample analysis in the diagnosis of hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosisUCL Medical School and the Department of Neurophysiology, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust
George Couch
Student Bursary
Non-endoscopic screening biomarkers for squamous-cell carcinoma of the oesophagusUniversity of Cambridge
Greta Pells
Student Bursary
The genetic basis of fatigue in PBC: Insights into pathogenesis and targets for treatmentInstitute of Cellular Medicine (Hepatology), Newcastle University
Rebeca Carter
Student Bursary
The role of maternal obesity and developmental programming on offspring pancreatic functionRoyal Free Hospital
Rebecca Topley
Student Bursary
Factors influencing abnormal glandular morphogenesis in colorectal cancer and verification in human tissue. A model for lumen formation via the PTEN-cdc42 pathwayQueen’s University Belfast
Leah Rosenbaum
Student Bursary
The factors responsible for the susceptibility to develop alcohol-related cirrhosis; a histological study utilizing digital image analysisUniversity College Medical School
Mohammed Syed
Student Bursary
The diagnostic and predictive validity of a new multichannel assessment technique for the evaluation of the EEG in patients with cirrhosisUCL Medical School and the Department of Neurophysiology, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust
Adam Levine
Student Bursary
The genetics of inflammatory bowel disease in Ashkenazi Jewish multiplex extended kindredsUniversity College London
Richard Wells
Student Bursary
Finding immune neoantigens in a pancreatic cancer modelCambridge University
Nicola Britton
Student Bursary
A comprehensive analysis of the anti-bacterial properties of bilirubin against common human pathogens found in neonatal sepsisInstitute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen
2011 Award WinnersProject TitleInstitution
Chuin Ying Ung
Essay Prize
The role of Basophils in Dextran Sodium Sulphate ColitisTokyo Medical and Dental University/Imperial College
David Fraser
Student Bursary
Live three dimensional mouse gut imaging to investigate the migration of intestinal epithelial cellsUniversity of Dundee
Hannah Dadds
Student Bursary
Development of novel diagnostic markers and therapies for Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasia (IPMN) of the pancreasRoyal Free Hospital
Charleen Min LI Chan Wah Hak
Student Bursary
Investigation of a miRNA signature as anon-invasive biomarker for the diagnosis of oesophageal malignanciesHutchison/MRC Research Centre,Cambridge
Edwin Halliday
Student Bursary
The diagnostic validity of breath sample analysis in patients with hepatic encephalopathyUCL Medical School
Elizabeth Williams
Student Bursary
Electrogenesis and changes to the electroencephalogram of non-cirrhotic patients with Hepatitis C infection.UCL Medical School
Waleed Butt
Student Bursary
High-throughput screening for the JAK2 V617F mutation in colorectal tumours using high resolution melting analysisQueen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham University
Ekta Patel
F1/F2 Bursary
Does altered enteroendocrine cell function explain delayed gastric emptying in obesity?Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Omer Ahmad
F1/F2 Bursary
Physiological predictors of response to radio frequency ablation for Barrett’s oesophagusUniversity College London
2010 Award WinnersProject TitleInstitution
Ekta Patel
Essay Prize
The role of endogenous cholecystokinin (CCK) in the regulation of gastric emptying in lean and obese humans University of Manchester
Helen Robson
Essay Prize
Decision making in gastrostomy feeding 2 University of Sheffield
Zohreen Ahmed
Essay Prize
"Histopathology of gastro-Oesophageal reflux disease - Does lymphocytic Oesophagitis exist? Epidemiology by endoscopy (the Kalixanda study)" Imperial College London
Alasdair Warwick
Student Bursary
The Popcol Study - Epidemiology by Endoscopy in a Swedish Population Imperial College London
Narin Suleyman
Student Bursary
Investigation of the B3 adrenoreceptor pathway as a potential anti-fibrotic pathway in non-alcholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) University College London
Robin Baddeley
Student Bursary
In vivo Elastic Scattering Spectroscopy for the Assesment of Pancreaticobiliary MalignancyUniversity College London
Matthew Stubbs
Student Bursary
Changes in the sleep EEG in patients with cirrhosis; relationship to Neuropsychiatric and sleep-wake disturbances Imperial College London
Madeleine Malina
Student Bursary
Expression of stem cell markers in submucosal glands of human oespphagus: a 2D-and 3D-studyHutchinson MRC Research Centre
Chuin Ying Ung
Student Bursary
The role of basophilis in regulating chronic inflammatory diseases Imperial College London
Dr David George
F1/F2 Bursary
Pilot Study: the effectiveness of near patient coeliac serology testing in the follow up of patients with an established diagnosis of Coeliac disease University of Birmingham
2009 Award WinnersProject TitleInstitution
Ademola Olaitan
Student Essay
Investigating the mechanism underlying genotypic and phenotypic diversity in the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pyloriUniversity of Nottingham
Rebecca Burrell
Student Essay
Evaluating Diamine Oxidase and Galectin-4 as Diagnostic Biomarkers for a Barrett’s Oesophagus Screening TestMRC Cancer Cell Unit
Hannah Ruth Wilson
Student Essay
Critical Flicker Fusion for the Diagnosis of Hepatic EncephalopathyUCL Medical School, Royal Free Hospital
Charlotte Katharina Brierley
Student Bursary
Characterisation of Stem Cells in the Squamous Oesophageal EpitheliumUniversity of Cambridge
Mohamed Hussein
Student Bursary
Diagnostic Validity of the Sternberg Paradigm in Hepatic Encephalopathy Royal Free Campus, University College London Medical School
Robert Tidswell
Student Bursary
CD9 and Lumican – Potential Tumour Markers for CholangiocarcinomaInstitute of Hepatology, University College London
Yee Yen Goh
Student Bursary
Complex Attention Task Defects in Patients with Cirrhosis Royal Free Campus, University College London Medical School
Shivan Sivakumar
F1/F2 Bursary
The role of E-cadherin related signalling pathways in gastric cancer Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Leeds
Alexandra Ines Thompson
F1/F2 Bursary
Deriving Human Hepatocytes from iPSC (reprogrammed somatic cells) Medical Research Council Centre for Regenerative Medicine
2008 Award WinnersProject TitleInstitution
Constance Pitsillides
Student Bursary
Bowel dysfunction after hysterectomy for benign conditions: a prospective longitudinal study– New Jessop Wing
Winnie Chen
Student Bursary
The isolation and characterisation of bacteriophages which infect the gut pathogen C. difficileUniversity of Leicester
Zoe Nicholls
Student Bursary
How does gastroduodenal reflux trigger Barrett’s oesophagus?University of Sheffield
William McDermid
Student Bursary
Genetic factors in the development of Barrett’s OesophagusUniversity of Sheffield
Shuang Wang
Student Bursary
The regulation of B cell expression by CAECAMI in models of murine colitisImperial College London & Tokyo Medical and Dental School
Rebecca Devaney
Student Bursary
The role of interleukin-10 in Helicobacter pylori mediated cancer-associated gene expressionUniversity of Nottingham
Kumal Chandarana
Essay Prize
Slow-release Carbohydrates: a rational, patient acceptable approach for the nutritional management of patients with Cirrhosis?Royal Free & University College Medical School, London
Meera Sritharan
F1/F2 Bursary
Clostridium difficile: a study of strains and diseaseNottingham University Hospital
Paul Sutton
F1/F2 Bursary
The role of dynamic serial magnetic resonance imaging in the assessment of patients with sphincter of Oddi dysfunction and postcholecystectomy painNottingham University Hospital
2007 Award WinnersProject Title
Asli Ucygit
Essay Prize
Association between Schistomsoma Mansoni Infection and Hepatitis B Virus Infection and the Effects of Coinfection on Morbidity in an Ugandan Community
Lynda Greenslade
Nurse Award
Inpatient as Outpatient Hepatoloqy Nurse Led Clinic: Proposal
Mark Wheatley
Student Bursary
Serum Makers of Liver Fibrosis in Chronic Hepatitis C Viral Infection and NAFLD
Ian Pooleman
Student Bursary
The Regulation of Alternative Splicing of KLF6 in Gastrointestinal Disease and Cancer
Anna Paterson
Student Bursary
Molecular Predictors of Response to Photodynamic Therapy In Barrett's Oesophagus
Shahriar Islam
Student Bursary
Tracing Cell Lineage in the Human Liver Using Mitochondrial DNA Mutations
Graham Heap
Student Bursary
Genetic Factors Influencing Intestinal Inflammation
Esther Harazi
Student Bursary
Ethanol Pharmacokinetics and Body Composition In South Asia (non muslim) Healthy Volunteers
James Brindley
Student Bursary
Evaluating the Role of M2- Pyruvate Kinase Tumour Marker in the Diagnosis of Biliary Tract Cancer