Grant History

Over the past 21 years, the British Skin foundation has supported over 360 high quality research projects with a total value of over £12 million.

More than £2.5 million has been put towards research into skin cancer, a further £1 Million towards psoriasis and more than £1 million towards projects looking at eczema. Work has also been funded which deals with some less common conditions such as ichthyosis, vitiligo and alopecia. In all, the British Skin Foundation has funded research into more than 50 different types of skin disease.

The BSF has also funded some exciting work in partnership with patient support groups such as the National Eczema Society, the Vitiligo Society and the Ichthyosis Support Group, as well as professional dermatological groups including the British Society for Paediatric Dermatology, British Contact Dermatitis Society and the British Photodermatology Group.

If your group or society is looking to support a skin disease research project and would be interested in jointly funding the work with the British Skin Foundation, please contact Emma on 020 7391 6341 or emma@britishskinfoundation.org.uk

Details of grants awarded by the BSF over the last 21 years can be found below:

British Skin Foundation Grants 1996 to Present

Pre 1998
Grant Type: Research Award
Title: Dermatitis in the rubber industry
Value: £500.00
Location: London

Pre 1998
Research Award
Handicap in skin disease
£22,000.00
Oxford

Pre 1998
Research Award
Purchase of a reflection densitometer
£1,000.00
Nottingham

Pre 1998
Research Award
Investigation of diffuse hair loss in young women
£6,250.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
Clinical and investigative study of the specific dermatoses of pregnancy
£1,500.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
Study of the factors involved in photosensitivity dermatitis and the use of phototherapy in the treatment of cutaneous photosensitivity
£24,000.00
Dundee

Pre 1998
Research Award
Value of plastic embedded sections in the assessment of curtaneous lymphoid infiltrates
£13,500.00
Glasgow

Pre 1998
Research Award
Study of bacterial infection in atopic dermatitis patients
£700.00
Aberdeen

Pre 1998
Research Award
Evaluate the effects if any on the structure of the curtaneous and muscule vasculature of patients with Raynaud's phenomenom and systemic sclerosis
£21,800.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
Study of the aetiology of pemphigoid gestationis in relation to materno-fetal interaction during pregancy
£965.00
Bristol

Pre 1998
Research Award
Relationship between sebum excretion androgen receptors in skin and circulating androgen levels
£25,144.00
Bristol

Pre 1998
Research Award
Investigate the role of T cells factors in psoriasis
£29,395.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
Purification and characterization of pemphigus and pemphigoid antigens and development of new assay systems for measurements of specific auto-antibodies
£32,072.00
Cambridge

Pre 1998
Research Award
Testing the clonal organisation and proliferation controls of epidermal cell subpopulations
£6,345.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
Antigen presentation in human lymphocyte medicated skin diseases and its modulation by therapy
£15,000.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
Control and regulation of isolated human sebaceous glands in health and disease
£25,119.00
Newcastle

Pre 1998
Research Award
Study of mechanisms of ultraviolet-medicated activation and tumor promotion in normal human melanocytes
£4,000.00
Newcastle

Pre 1998
Research Award
Elevated cyclic AMP phosphodiesterase activity in atopic dermatitis fibroblasts
£18,420.00
Carshalton

Pre 1998
Research Award
Pathogenisis of the ocular scarring in the subepidermal bullous diseases
£24,997.00
Oxford

Pre 1998
Research Award
Role of amyloid P component in the organisation of normal elastic tissue and in the pathogenisis of localised cutaneous amyloidosis
£5,055.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
Use of cultured keratinocytes in treatment: Studies concerning allograft survival
£18,000.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
Determine whether intracellular protease/anti-protease balance is disturbed in keratinocytes grown in the presence of psoriatic fibroblasts, using a skin equivalent model (Resconstructed human skin)
£5,750.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
Cutaneous adverse drug reaction centre
£16,192.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
Studies on wound contracture in controlled expanded skin used for donor tissue in reconstructive surgery
£7,500.00
Oxford

Pre 1998
Research Award
Study of collagen genes in the Marfan syndrome
£847.00
Harrow

Pre 1998
Research Award
Production of inflammatory mediators by human dermal microvascular endothelial cells
£19,086.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
Investigate the response of keratinocytes to T cel factors in psoriasis
£20,343.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
Action spectrum for clearance of psoriasis with psoralen photochemotherapy
£4,702.00
Newcastle

Pre 1998
Research Award
Antigenis and physiological changes during hair cycle
£16,148.00
Oxford

Pre 1998
Research Award
Animal model for atopic dermatitis
£20,910.00
Glasgow

Pre 1998
Research Award
Control of intracellular calcium: A comparison of cells from normal skin and from skin of patients with psoriasis
£6,405.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
Control mechanisms in melanocytes
£12,405.00
Newcastle

Pre 1998
Research Award
Cytokines and the pathogenisis of allergic contact dermatitis and psoriasis
£6,039.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
Evaluation of serum markers of fibrosis and liver damage in psoriatic patients receiving long term methotexate
£5,000.00
Manchester

Pre 1998
Research Award
Use of multi-wavelength laser Dopper flowmetry in the assessment of psoriatic morphology and the effectiveness of its treatment
£9,200.00
Oxford

Pre 1998
Research Award
Chemokinetic experiments on the Langerhans cells
£6,100.00
Edinburgh

Pre 1998
Research Award
Human monoclonal antibodies in melanaoma
£13,454.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
Control mechanisms in melanocytes - Continuation Project of No 42
£22,730.00
Newcastle

Pre 1998
Research Award
An investigation into Langerhans cell CD23 expression in atopic dermatitis and its modulation (Project extended )
£21,692.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
To investigate the role of T lymphoctes and dendritic cells in the immuno-pathogenesis of dermatitis herpetiformis
£20,947.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
Transendothelial migration in vitro of blood lymphocytes in Sezary syndrome and mycosis fungoides ( Project extended twice)
£5,978.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
The epidermis as a source of platelet activating factor(PAF)
£4,660.00
Hatfield

Pre 1998
Research Award
The molecular genetics of Darier's disease
£7,500.00
Oxford

Pre 1998
Research Award
Pemphigus: A comparison of disease suscetibility and pathogenic mechanisms in Indian and UK populations
£14,182.00
Oxford

Pre 1998
Research Award
Quantification and immuno-localisation of lipocortins in normal and diseased human skin
£26,251.00
Bath

Pre 1998
Research Award
Platelet activating factor as a mediator in common inflammatory dermatoses
£4,500.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
The role of skin barrier function in contact and other types of dermatitis
£12,230.00
Glasgow

Pre 1998
Research Award
Expression of retinoic acid and receptor genes in skin disease
£19,722.00
Newcastle

Pre 1998
Research Award
The Peptidergic innervation of the pilosebaceous unit in skin from acne bearing areas in acne patients and normal controls, and of inflamed acne papules
£4,529.00
Nottingham

Pre 1998
Research Award
The response of keratinocytes to cytokines in psoriasis
£57,044.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
Ultrastructural localization of epidernal basement membrane and related antigens in human skin using cryoultrathin sections
£2,530.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
Investigation of TCR V Gene usage and cytokine receptor expression in psoriasis by a non-radio-active in situ hybridisation technique
£20,158.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
The control of epidermal cell adhesion
£10,199.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
Investigation of the functional characteristics of the isolated human Langerhans cells
£25,885.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
Linear IgA disease: further characterisation of the target antigens and identication of their genes
£28,656.00
Oxford

Pre 1998
Research Award
A genetic study of erythropoietic protoporhyria in Northern Ireland
£6,950.00
Belfast

Pre 1998
Research Award
Linkage analysis of weber-cockayne epidermolsis bullosa simplex
£7,950.00
Belfast

Pre 1998
Research Award
Interleckin-1 recpetor expression in psoriatic epidermis
£9,560.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
The role of dermal macrophages in cutaneous inflammation
£20,000.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
Alterations in human telomere length in human skin disease
£23,386.00
Newcastle

Pre 1998
Research Award
Role of neuropepides in curtaneous inflammation
£26,766.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
Predictors of atopic dermatitis among black children in London and Jamica
£13,461.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
The regulation of cutokine gene production in inflammatory dermatoses
£69,540.00
Sheffield

Pre 1998
Research Award
The molecular genetics of alopecia areata
£69,540.00
Sheffield

Pre 1998
Research Award
Genes influencing susceptibility and outcome in psoriasis:A study of polymorphic cytochrome P450 and glutathione S transferase loci
£25,472.00
Birmingham

Pre 1998
Research Award
Geographical epidemiology of atopice eczeme among 7 years old British children
£12,900.00
Nottingham

Pre 1998
Research Award
Identification of natural antimicrobial peptides
£61,170.00
London

Pre 1998
Research Award
Characterization of adhesion of pityrosporum ovale to human comeocytes
£15,431.00
Glasgow

1998
Research Award
Genetic mapping of locus for Netherton Syndrome (NS) by genome-wide linkage study and homozygosity mapping
£34,424.00
Oxford

1998
Research Award
A molecular cloning approach to the identification of lesional T cell autoantigens in inflammatory skin disease: preliminary feasibility studies
£37,242.00
Leicester

1998
Research Award
UVA susceptibility of skin cells cultured from Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome
£29,412.00
Bath

1998
Research Award
The functions of Connexin 26 and gap injections in skin
£20,280.00
Glasgow

1998
Research Award
The role of the melanocortin 5 receptor (MC5R) in human skin physiology and skin disease
£31,216.00
Newcastle

1998
Studentship
Analysis of cyclophilins-cyclosporin A binding proteins - as inflammatory mediators in skin disease
£12,370.00
Newcastle

1998
Research Award
Molecular cytogenetic analysis of cutaneous T-cell lymphomas using comparative genomic hybridisation
£66,185.00
London

1998
Research Award
Economic study of acne prescribing in Britain
£13,742.00
Oxford

1999
Fellowship
Identification and characterisation of psoriasis susceptibility genes
£109,500.00
London

1999
Research Award
Characterisation of the role of BP180- and BP320-specific T cells in the pathogenesis of the cicatricial and bullous pemphigoid
£91,070.00
Oxford

1999
Research Award
The Spectrum of Mitochondrial DNA deletions and mutations as a biomarker for cumulative exposure of human skin to ultraviolet radiation
£34,980.00
Newcastle

1999
Studentship
Integrated behavioural and neurophysiological studies on itch: development of an animal model
£42,000.00
Edinburgh

1999
Research Award
Randomised, double-blind, controlled trial of azathioprine in moderate to severe atopic eczema
£40,372.00
Newcastle

1999
Research Award
Desmosomal proteins as leukocyte chamoattactants in psoriasis
£14,000.00
Manchester

2000
BSF/Vitiigo Studentship
The identification and characterisation of autoantigens in vitiligo
£41,230.00
Sheffield

2000
Small Grant
Anti-malanA autoantibodies in vitiligo
£8,720.00
Sheffield

2000
Small Grant
Molecular basis of lipoid proteinosis and kindler syndrome
£9,860.00
London

2000
Small Grant
A randomised double-blind comparative study of treatment regimens for 8 methoxypsoralen bath PUVA
£5,022.00
Dundee

2000
Research Award
Identification of hair folicle antigen targets in alopecia areata
£47,635.00
Bradford

2000
BSF/BSID Studentship
Do oestrogens have an important role in human skin and the pilosebaceous unit
£44,000.00
Bradford

2000
Research Award
Melanocortin 1 receptor variants and alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone-induced interleukin-10 expression
£39,713.00
Southampton

2000
Research Award
A randomised placebo-controlled double -blind study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of hydrozyurea in chronic plaque psoriasis using novel dosing schedule
£25,000.00
London

2000
Research Award
In vitro investigations into the role of retinoic acid receptor alpha (RARa) in human skin ageing
£28,750.00
Manchester

2000
Research Award
Isolation of intrabodies with therapeutic potential for the treatment of genital warts
£26,188.00
Manchester

2000
Research Award
The development of risk reduction strategies for the prevention of dermatitis in the UK printing industry
£28,000.00
Leicester

2000
Small Grant
Can a positive photopatch test be induced by subclinical irritancy or allergy plus sub-erythemal UV exposure
£2,300.00
Dundee

2001
Research Award
Characterisation of deletions and translocations involving 1p and 10q in Primary Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma
£44,130.00
London

2001
Small Grant
Development and characterisation of avß6 – blocking cyclic peptides
£7,937.00
London

2001
Small Grant
Molecular Basis of Hidradenitis Suppurativa
£9,750.00
Dundee

2001
Studentship
Identification of the protein kinases that modulate the UVB-dependent activation of p53
£54,000.00
Dundee

2001
Small Grant
Analysis of DNASE1 gene mutations in systemic and cutaneous lupus erythematosus
£6,800.00
London

2001
Fellowship
The Inflammatory and immunomodulatory mediators involved in the acute skin responses to topical photodynamic therapy (PDT)
£39,800.00
Manchester

2001
Studentship
The Role of Mitochondria in UV-induced oxidative stress
£54,000.00
Newcastle

2001
Research Award
Cutaneous anti-oxidant defences as determinates of the inflammatory response to physico-chemical insults
£34,628.00
Southampton

2002
Fellowship
The role of extracellular matrix protein 1 (ECM1) in human skin
£15,000.00
London

2002
Small Grant
HPV typing of cytobrush and biopsy specimens. HLA typing of 210 specimens. Genotyping for p53 of 210 specimens
£8,330.00
Oxford

2002
Research Award
An investigation of Epidermal Langerhans' Cell Trafficking in Psoriasis
£22,414.00
Manchester

2002
Studentship
Immunomodulatory activities of the complement system in inflammatory skin diseases
£54,000.00
Leicester

2002
Research Award
Genetic analysis of susceptibility candidate genes for adult atopic dermatitis
£47,235.00
London

2002
Small Grant
Consumables for DNA microarrays
£10,000.00
London

2002
Fellowship
An Investigation of the clinical and photobiological effects of UVA, in humans using a high output source.
£50,000.00
Dundee

2002
Small Grant
The influence ofglutathione S-transferase (GST) genotype on response to narrow band UVB (TL-01) phototherapy
£9,250.00
Dundee

2002
Studentship
Regulation of Keratinocyte motility in models of wound healing: The role of beta-centaurin ARF-GTPase Activating Proteins
£54,000.00
Newcastle

2002
Research Award
Nitric Oxide (NO) in the treatment of psoriasis
£21,349.00
Edinburgh

2002
Fellowship
The role of mitochondrial DNA damage in the therapeutic action of dithranol in psoriasis
£50,000.00
Newcastle

2002
Small Grant
A Randomised controlled trial of Wet Wrap Therapy in the treatment of childhood atopic dermatitis
£8,820.00
Dundee

2003
Small Grant
Developing and validating the core content of a national undergraduate dermatology curriculum
£1,598.00
Oxford

2003
Small Grant
For HLA-typing of Leicestershire patients with pemphigus vulgaris
£3,000.00
Leicester

2003
Small Grant
Investigation of mechanisms underlying cutaneous drug hypersensitivity
£10,000.00
Southampton

2003
Research Award
The antibody response to the melanin-concentrating hormone receptor in vitiligo
£59,867.00
Sheffield

2003
Research Award
Functional study of the JUNB oncogene in primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
£57,971.00
London

2003
BSF/ Scleroderma Trust Research Award
Molecular Analysis of Altered Biomechanical Properties of Skin Fibroblasts in Scleroderma (BSF/Maria Scleroderma Therapy Trust Award)
£58,640.00
London

2003
Studentship
Identification of components in the initial scaffold for cornified envelope assembly
£54,000.00
Durham

2003
Fellowship
The Clinical Measurement of Itch as Scratching Using Digital Accelerometers
£50,000.00
Edinburgh

2003
Studentship
Role of Calcineurin/NFAT signalling in mediating the effects of ultraviolet radiation in keratinocytes and human skin (S)
£54,000.00
Newcastle

2003
Studentship
Penetration of peptoid analogues of methotrexate and alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone into skin (S)
£54,000.00
Southampton

2003
Research Award
Human Papillomavirus associated mutagenesis in the pathogenesis of non-melanoma skin cancer
£59,930.00
London

2003
Research Award
Hair follicle-derived dermal stem cells - a novel and improved source of dermis for skin replacement
£59,969.00
Durham

2004
Small Grant
A Qualitive Study of optical coherence tomomography in the imaging of laser-resistant port wine stains
£9,200.00
Bedford

2004
Small Grant
Pilot studies to inform the design of a UK multi-centre randomised controlled trial of prophylactic antibodies for the prevention of cellulites of the leg
£9,920.00
Nottingham

2004
Small Grant
Randomised double-blind cross-over trial of adiuvant dapsone in the treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria
£5,088.00
Middlesbrough

2004
Small Grant
To access whether vitamin D deficiency is a significant problem in patients with erthropoietic protoporphryia by funding biochemical analysis of samples already obtained
£3,440.00
Cardiff

2004
Small Grant
595nm pulsed dye laser for the treatment of inflammatory acne
£10,000.00
Carshalton

2004
Small Grant
Study of immunogenetics in prepubertal boys with lichen sclerosus
£3,000.00
Basingstoke

2004
Small Grant
A randomised controlled trial of Wet Wrap therapy in the treatment of childhood dermatitis
£6,782.13
Dundee

2004
BSF/BDNG Small Grant
To compare, contrast and critically evaluate the use of a laser quality of life(QoL) index tool before laser therapy and post laser therapy
£2,850.00
Scotland

2004
BSF/BDNG Small Grant
To part-fund a PhD study - An exploration of adolescent sun related behaviour
£5,000.00
Dorest

2004
Research Award
Genetic, protein and functional analyses on the origin of the skin disorder, tylosos type A
£59,632.00
Liverpool

2004
Fellowship
Nitric Oxide as a regulator of apoptosis and inflammation in human skin following ultraviolet radiation
£50,000.00
Edinburgh

2004
Research Award
Analysis of malignant conversion in multistage HK1.ras/fos transgenic mouse skin carinogenesis via inducible, conditional PTEN knockout
£34,375.00
Glasgow

2004
Research Award
Genetic variants of the autoimmune regulator(AIRE) promoter: Analysis of their effect on AIRE gene expression, activity and possible role in the pathogenesis of alopecia areata
£51,396.00
Sheffield

2004
Research Award
Functional analysis of the role of gasdermin in sebaceous gland differentiation and sebum production
£59,941.00
Cardiff

2004
Research Award
A Study to assess the influence of genotype on the development of liver dysfunction in Erythropoietic Protoporphyria
£15,624.00
Cardiff

2004
Research Award
Clinical relevance of novel epidermal autoantigens and Streptococcus pyogenes infections in psoriasis
£43,353.00
Leicester

2004
Research Award
Genetics of female pattern hair loss
£58,891.00
Sheffield

2005
Small Grant
Methotrexate in adults with severe atopic dermatitis: a double-blind trial, randomised, parallel-group, placebo-controlled trial
£9,985.00
Nuneaton

2005
Small Grant
Contributing to the costs of a Unifilter Cell Harvester
£10,000.00
Southampton

2005
Small Grant
Consumables purchase of the microarrays
£8,550.00
London - KCL

2005
Small Grant
The development of a clinical database for the severe drug eruptions
£9,500.00
London - KCL

2005
Small Grant
Do Low Serum Levels of Mannan-Binding Lectin relate to Outcome of Atopic Eczema?
£5,960.00
Leicester

2005
Small Grant
Consumables for pilot work to detect and confirm TCR-Vb family restriction by skin derived T-cells after patch tests for allergic contact dermatitis
£10,000.00
Leicester

2005
BSF/BSDS Small Grant
Study of skin pigmentation in providing protection against skin cancer
£2,000.00
Cambridge

2005
BSF/BSDS Small Grant
Genome-wide SNP microarray mapping of cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas: are there "genetic fingerprints" for high risk tumours?
£10,000.00
London - QMUL

2005
Small Grant
To compare the level of knowledge about melanoma and the frequency of skin self examinations (SSE) between patients already attending the dermatology clinic for pigmented lesions compared to controls. To assess the support and education needed to improve the frequency of SSE for the early detection of melanoma
£9,993.00
Hertfordshire

2005
Small Grant
To cover salary costs for one day a week to support the completion of applicant's PhD studies - An exploratory study of parental needs and knowledge when caring for a child with eczema
£5,925.00
Southampton

2005
Research Award
Effect of 4-methylumbelliferone on hyaluronan synthesis by dermatomyositis and scleromyxedema-like dialysis patient fibroblasts within a living skin equivalent
£37,619.00
Glasgow

2005
Research Award
Definition of the chemical and immunological signals associated with the development of contact dermatitis
£39,541.00
Liverpool

2005
Studentship
An investigation of the effects of the natural photoimmunosuppressant, cis-urocanic acid, on the human skin immune system
£65,000.00
Manchester

2005
Research Award
Basement membrane pores in skin
£59,970.00
Southampton

2005
Fellowship
Biological and therapeutic implications of cell immortalisation in melanoma
£50,000.00
London - St George's

2005
Fellowship
Prognostic Factors in Pemphigus Vulgaris
£50,000.00
London - KCL

2005
Research Award
The role of Axl in keatinocyte survival and skin cancer formation
£60,000.00
London - QMUL

2005
BSF/National Eczema Society
The role of profilaggrin mutations in itchthyosis vulgaris and eczema
£54,303.00
Dundee

2005
BSF/National Eczema Society
Impaired control of lymphocyte senescence and regulatory T cells in atopic eczema - the basis of persisting disease?
£59,934.00
London - Royal Free

2006
Small Grant
Elucidating the genetic mechanisms of ABCA12-associated Harlequin Ichthyosis
£10,000.00
London - QMUL

2006
Small Grant
To Support a Prospective Multi-Centre Questionnaire Study on the assessment of the Quality of Life of Patients with Photodermatoses
£1,739.00
Cardiff

2006
Small Grant
Purchase of a chromatography system and purified matrix metalloproteinase enzymes
£9,863.00
Manchester

2006
Small Grant
To Fund a Clinical Study to Investigate a New Alternative to Convential Injections
£5,610.00
Cardiff

2006
Small Grant
To Audit Undergraduate Curricula Against the Learning Outcomes Recommended in the Core Undergraduate Curriculum for Dermatology
£2,287.00
Oxford

2006
Small Grant
Defining novel therapies for cutaneous malignant melanoma through targeting endoplasmic reticulum stress
£10,000.00
Newcastle

2006
Small Grant
Does Optical Doppler Tomography Correlate with Vascular Pathology in Psoriasis?
£9,789.00
Manchester

2006
BSF/British Contact Dermatitis Society Small Grant
Laboratory-Based Investigation to Identify Mechanisms Enabling Infiltration of t Cells into the Skin and the Initiation of Eczema in Infancy
£5,960.00
Swansea

2006
BSF/British Contact Dermatitis Society Small Grant
Nickel Dermal Exposure in Various Occupational Settings
£9,980.00
Sheffield

2006
Research Award
Identification of Desmoglein 3 (DSG3) mutations in patients with Pemphigus Vulgaris
£15,900.00
London - KCL

2006
Research Award
Genetic investigation of patients with early onset lymphatic dysplasia
£59,106.00
London - St George's

2006
Research Award
Local and systemic immune responses to human papillomavirus in genital skin infection
£58,787.00
Cambridge

2006
Studentship
"START" regulation of lipid trafficking during keratinocyte differentiation'
£65,000.00
Glasgow

2006
Studentship
Implication of BRAFF v600Emutation in developing novel therapies for cutaneous melanoma through targeted endoplasmic reticulum stress induced apoptosis
£65,000.00
Newcastle

2006
Studentship
Modelling Basal cell Carcinoma
£65,000.00
London - QMUL

2006
Research Award
Are photosensitive patients acquiring sufficient vitamin D in the UK
£29,512.00
Manchester

2006
Fellowship
Determinants of localisation of varicella-zoster replication in skin
£50,000.00
London - QMUL

2006
Studentship
Evaluation of the effect of histone deacetylase inhibition on abnormalities of the STAT signalling pathways in primary cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL)
£65,000.00
London - KCL

2007
Small Grant
Characterising autoantibody targets in vitiligo
£9,999.00
Sheffield

2007
Small Grant
Analysis of the GATA1 gene in patients with Congenital Erythropoietic Porphyria
£10,000.00
Cardiff

2007
Small Grant
Determination of differential gene expression occurring during wound healing
£10,000.00
Glasgow

2007
Small Grant
Study to investigate the genetic basis of childhood atopic eczema
£9,797.00
Newcastle

2007
Small Grant
Assay to detect Diphencyprone and/or the metabolite Diphenylacetylene in blood and urine following topical application for the treatment of alopecia areata
£8,841.00
Pontefract

2007
Small Grant
Safety of Corticosteroids in pregnancy
£7,000.00
Oxford

2007
Small Grant
To investigate different methods of measuring microvascular structure and function in skin
£9,937.00
Manchester

2007
Small Grant
Pilot studies for a multicentre clinical trial studying topical and oral treatments for pyoderma gangrenosum patients (STOP-GAP)
£9,710.00
Aberdeen

2007
Small Grant
Pilot project to investigate the effects of porpyrins on human hair growth in vitro
£10,000.00
London - KCL

2007
Research Award
Investigation of circulating and lesional antigen-specific T cells during primary varicella zoster virus infection
£70,000.00
Oxford

2007
Studentship
Kindlin-1 protein-protein interactions and functional relevance to Kindler syndrome
£75,000.00
London - KCL

2007
Studentship
Profiling microRNA expression in basal cell carcinoma
£75,000.00
London - QMUL

2007
Fellowship
Cutaneous control of adaptive immune responses in atopic dermatitis
£60,000.00
Southampton

2007
Fellowship
Functional studies of ABCA12 in Harlequin Ichthyosis
£60,000.00
London - QMUL

2007
Research Award
A molecular genetic investigation of acne vulgaris: identification of susceptibility genes relevant to disease pathogenesis
£60,000.00
London - KCL

2007
Studentship
The role of the B2-adrenoceptor in dermal endothelial cell migration and skin wound angiogenesis
£75,000.00
Leicester

2007
Studentship
The role of epidermal AKT isoforms in skin carcinogenesis
£75,000.00
London - QMUL

2007
Fellowship
Effect of anti-TNF therapy on the skin immune system
£60,000.00
London - KCL

2008
Small Grant
Lymphovascular invasion in melanoma
£10,000.00
Nottingham

2008
Small Grant
The grant will be used to help investigations into atopic disease and immunological responses
£10,000.00
Oxford

2008
Small Grant
A pilot study for a large observational study of presumed bacterial skin infections in primary care
£9,459.00
Cardiff

2008
Small Grant
Investigation of the role of novel transcriptional variants of Serum/glucocorticord regulated Kinase in NFkB medicated keratinocyte survival
£9,860.00
Newcastle

2008
Small Grant
The purchase of a spectroradometer to make measurements of UVR spectra used in two PhD projects
£5,209.00
London - KCL

2008
Research Award
FLG gene mutations and the genetic architecture of atopic eczema in the Scottish population
£69,182.00
Dundee

2008
Research Award
Characterisation of Th17 and regulatory T cells in atopic eczema
£68,900.00
Aberdeen

2008
Research Award
Characterisation of a novel inflammatory pathway underlying psoriasis susceptibility
£69,747.00
London - KCL

2008
Research Award
The basis for decreased responses to recall antigen challenge in the skin during aging
£69,967.00
London - UCL

2008
Research Award
An investigation of scarring alopecia as a potential consequence of immune privilege collapse: lessons from lichen planopilaris
£66,139.00
Manchester

2008
Studentship
The role of phospholipase-b4 signalling in skin cancer
£75,000.00
London - QMUL

2008
Research Award
Does interleukin-22-dependent upregulation of microRNA contribute to the psoriatic phenotype?
£69,700.00
Liverpool

2008
Studentship
Mapping the epigenetic landscape in keratinocyte skin carcinogenesis
£75,000.00
London - QMUL

2008
Research Award
Photoactivation of DNA thiobases: a potential novel phototherapy to kill hyperproliferative and malignant skin cells. An assessment of the potential hazards
£69,967.00
London - KCL

2009
Small Grant
Vitamin A and outcome from melanoma
£10,000.00
Leeds

2009
Small Grant
Role of BCI-2 family proteins in oncogenic B-RAF-induced resistance of melanoma to autophagy
£7,672.00
Newcastle

2009
Small Grant
Modelling tumour progression in conditional transgenic mouse skin carcinogenesis
£9,000.00
Glasgow

2009
Small Grant
Revertant mosaicism in Kindler Syndrome
£9,900.00
London - KCL

2009
Small Grant
A pilot study of scabies outbreaks in residential homes for the elderly
£10,000.00
London

2009
Small Grant
The STAT3 signalling pathway in lamellar ichthyosis
£9,604.28
London - UCL

2009
Small Grant
Shining Light on Skin Disease: Characterisation of skin autofluorescence in order to establish its role in distinguishing between normal and diseased skin
£9,972.00
Dundee

2009
Small Grant
Narrowband Ultraviolet B (NBUVB) phototherapy in children with moderate to severe atopic eczema (AE)
£1,500.00
Newcastle

2009
Small Grant
Re-evaluation of diagnostic criteria for chronic ordinary urticaria and urticarial vasculitis: a new look at mast cell signal transduction and autoimmune chronic urticaria
£9,854.00
Norwich

2009
Small Grant
To determine the relationship between UVA-induced oxidative stress, mitochondrial DNA damage and melanin in human skin
£5,800.00
Newcastle

2009
Small Grant
Vulval aquamous neoplasia: correlation of genome-wide genetic profiles, pathogenesis and prognosis
£10,000.00
London - QMUL

2009
BSF/Vitiligo Society Small Grant
Treatment of vitiligo using the Excimer light source
£7,500.00
Sheffield

2009
Studentship
Alleviating defective autophagy to promote cell death for melanoma therapy
£75,000.00
Newcastle

2009
Studentship
Dissecting the signalling role of human desmoglein 3, the pemphigus vulgaris antigen
£75,000.00
London - QMUL

2009
Studentship
Investigating the unfolded protein response pathway in genetic skin disease
£75,000.00
London - QMUL

2009
Studentship
The contribution of the Notch pathway, a key developmental regulator, to scarring alopecias
£75,000.00
Durham

2009
Studentship
AKT1-dependent HSPB1 phosphorylation and filaggrin processing in atopic dermatitis
£75,000.00
London - UCL

2009
Research Award
Non-melanoma skin cancer in HIV infection: the role of human papillomavirus (HPV) and individual immunogenotype (HLA 'tissue-type')
£70,000.00
London - Chelsea

2009
Studentship
Assessing the effects of Merkel Cell Polyomavirus Small T antigens relevant to cellular transformation
£75,000.00
Leeds

2009
Research Award
Case collections and genetic analysis in hidradenitis suppurativa and acne vulgaris
£36,037.00
Dundee

2009
Fellowship
Mechanism of action of cyclosporine A in atopic eczema and role of cyclophilin B as a regulator of human keratinocyte growth and differentiation
£60,000.00
Newcastle

2010
Small Grant
Identification of a gene for a novel inherited non-syndromic form of ichthyosis
£10,000.00
London - St George's

2010
Small Grant
Developing a new therapeutic approach to target melanoma growth and metastasis
£10,000.00
Norwich

2010
Small Grant
A study to investigate the relationship between skin fluorescence, structure and pigmentation; validation of skin fluorescence as a non-invasive measure of oxidative stress in patients with systemic sclerosis
£9,996.00
Manchester

2010
Small Grant
Comparison of twice weekly compared with thrice weekly targeted broad band Ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation for scalp psoriasis
£3,100.00
Belfast

2010
Small Grant
Novel assays for the investigation of severe cutaneous hypersensitivity reactions
£10,000.00
Southampton

2010
Small Grant
Zinc-finger nuclease mediated gene therapy for blistering skin disease
£10,000.00
Newcastle

2010
Small Grant
The immunoregulatory role of B lymphocyte populations in malignant melanoma
£10,000.00
London - KCL

2010
Small Grant
Gene therapy for Netherton Syndrome
£10,000.00
London - UCL

2010
MRC/BAD/BSF Clinical Research Training Fellowship
Molecular genetic analysis of hidradenitis suppurativa
£51,886.00
London - KCL

2010
MRC/BAD/BSF Clinical Research Training Fellowship
Induction and repair of UVA (340-400nm) induced cyclobutane dimers (CPD) in human skin in vivo and their biological consequences
£50,000.00
London - KCL

2010
Fellowship
Validation of WIPI-1 as a biomarker of autophagy and therapeutic target in melanoma
£62,000.00
Newcastle

2010
Studentship
Disruption of innate antiviral responses in psoriasis
£81,000.00
London - KCL

2010
Research Award
Analysis of p53, p21 and PTEN mediated inhibition of malignant conversation in transgenic mouse skin carcinogenesis
£29,780.00
Glasgow

2010
Research Award
Assessing a putative epigenetic regulator of epidermal homeostasis and wound healing
£73,643.00
London - QMUL

2010
Research Award
Modelling the role of Staphylococcus aureus in atopic eczema
£73,889.00
Southampton

2010
Studentship
Activation of regulatory T cells by endothelium in inflammatory skin disease
£81,000.00
Southampton

2010
Studentship
Targeting C20orf20 for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma therapy
£81,000.00
Dundee

2010
Research Award
The role of Axl signaling in epithelial-mesenchymal transition and stemness in cutaneous SCC
£74,000.00
London - QMUL

2011
Small Grant
A new mild variant of erythropoietic protoporphyria: molecular genetic and enzyme characterisation of this syndrome
£8,640.00
London - KCL

2011
Small Grant
Examining the prevalence of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) in patients with skin disease
£7,126.00
Newcastle

2011
Small Grant
Small-molecule Wnt agonists for skin regeneration
£9,850.00
Southampton

2011
Small Grant
Drug-induced changes to skin barrier lipids
£9,805.00
London - QMUL

2011
Small Grant
An investigation of keratinocyte cross-talk to dendritic cells in inflammatory skin disease
£10,000.00
Southampton

2011
BSF/Icthyosis Support Group Small Grant
A pilot study to explore the feasibility of computerised psychosocial support (YP Face It) for young people with appearance-related concerns as a result of ichthyosis
£5,000.00
Bristol

2011
Studentship
Novel therapeutics targeting the WWP2 Ubiquitin Ligase oncogene in malignant melanoma
£81,000.00
Norwich

2011
Fellowship
Nuclear EGFR as a therapeutic target in BCC
£62,000.00
London - QMUL

2011
Studentship
An integrated genomic, epigenetic and functional approach to define a role for MTAP in primary Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma
£81,000.00
London - KCL

2011
Studentship
Mechanical Regulation of Epidermal Wound Healing and Repair
£81,000.00
London - QMUL

2011
Research Award
The Ras Controversy and the Role of Notch in Human Squamous Skin Cancers
£80,942.00
Dundee

2011
Research Award
From healthy epidermis to eczema: an investigation of the role of filaggrin and its breakdown products in T-lymphocyte and dendritic cell activation
£80,855.00
Edinburgh

2011
Studentship
Dissecting the role of iASPP, a novel crucial regulator of epidermal homeostasis, in keratinocyte skin carcinogenesis
£81,000.00
London - QMUL

2012
Small Grant
Aetiology of frontal fibrosing alopecia; a questionnaire study
£1,250.00
Sheffield

2012
Small Grant
A genetic investigation of basal cell carcinoma
£9,800.00
Manchester

2012
Small Grant
An exome sequencing approach to understanding palmoplantar pustulosis
£9,600.00
Manchester

2012
Small Grant
Development of multifunctional targeted drug nanocarriers for the treatment of metastatic melanoma
£10,000.00
Norwich

2012
Research Award
Multifunctional caged-iron chelators for skin photoprotection
£81,000.00
Bath

2012
MRC/BAD/BSF Clinical Research Training Fellowship
The role of CD1a-restricted T cells in the pathogenesis of atopic eczema
£50,000.00
Oxford

2012
Research Award
Importance of the chromatin-modifying enzyme Setd8 in regulating lineage commitment and regeneration processes in skin
£80,533.00
Cambridge

2012
Research Award
The functional characterization of skin resident T cells in patients with melanoma
£80,786.00
London-UCL

2012
Research Award
Cross-presentation of Melan-A by cutaneous CD141high dendritic cells as a strategy to enhance cytotoxic responses against melanoma
£81,000.00
Newcastle

2012
Studentship
What activates IL-36 in vivo? Investigating the importance of IL-36 in psoriatic inflammation
£81,000.00
Leeds

2012
Innovative Project
Transcriptional arrest as a novel mechanism for photosensitivity and neurological disease in xeroderma pigmentosum: A phenotype-genotype-cell biology study in a cohort of 70 XP patients
£80,830.00
London-KCL

2012
Innovative Project
An integrative systems biology approach to characterise the link between reduced biological senescence and melanoma susceptibility
£81,000.00
London-ICL

2012
Innovative Project
How do skin and gut microbiota relate to the risk of atopic eczema and food allergy in infancy?
£80,608.00
London-KCL

2013
Small Grant
Cannabinoid modulation of pigment formation in human melanocytes
£9,798.00
Nottingham

2013
Small Grant
Is the duration of remission of psoriasis increased by complete clearance versus ‘almost’ complete clearance following narrowband UVB phototherapy?
£10,000.00
Newcastle

2013
Small Grant
Investigating the course of atopic eczema up to 1 year following completion of Narrowband UVB (NBUVB) phototherapy
£4,900.00
Durham

2013
Small Grant
Highly sensitive C-reactive protein and psoriasis
£9,900.00
Dublin

2013
Small Grant
Pilot evaluation of digital PCR to access circulating tumour DNA BRAF (V600E) mutation in patients with metastatic melanoma on and off vemurafenib
£10,000.00
Oxford

2013
Small Grant
Can attachment style predict coping and success of coping based interventions in people with skin conditions?
£9,757.00
Sheffield

2013
MRC/BAD/BSF Clinical Research Training Fellowship
Regulation of Keratinocyte innate immune genes by psoriasis susceptibility alleles
£49,913.00
London

2013
Studentship
TALEN-mediated gene therapy for epidermolytic hyperkeratosis
£81,000.00
Newcastle

2013
Studentship
Defining a common mechanism leading to hyperkeratosis in skin disease
£81,000.00
London-UCL

2013
Fellowship
The role of natural killer cells in control of a cutaneous viral infection
£62,000.00
Oxford

2013
Studentship
Breaking the ‘itch-scratch cycle’
£81,000.00
Leeds

2013
Studentship
Dissecting the Role of LaNts and their Receptors in Epidermal Wound Healing and Squamous Cell Carcinoma
£81,000.00
Liverpool

2013
Studentship
Are BET proteins promising therapeutic targets for the treatment of keloid scars?
£81,000.00
London-KCL

2013
Research Award
Immune dysregulation in hidradenitis suppurativa
£64,028.00
Dublin, Ireland

2013
Innovative Project
Targeting CD200 signalling to overcome human basal cell carcinoma immune-evasion
£80,990.00
Cardiff

2013
Innovative Project
How do keratinocytes sense the presence of viral DNA?
£79,331.00
Dundee

2013
Studentship
p63 regulation by microRNAs and its link with inflammation and the immune response in cutaneous melanoma
£81,000.00
London - QMUL

2014
Small Grant
A randomised assessor-blinded study to compare narrowband ultraviolet B plus ultraviolet A1 with narrowband ultraviolet B monotherapy for atopic eczema
£10,000.00
Dundee

2014
Small Grant
Comparative role of epidermal tight junction barrier function in polymorphic light eruption and healthy skin
£9,100.00
Manchester

2014
Small Grant
Shedding of viruses associated with skin disease in health and immunecompromise
£9,900.00
Cambridge

2014
Small Grant
Can human platelet lysate in combination with three dimensional scaffolds improve the wound healing properties of human keratinocytes, fibroblasts and endothelial cells?
£9,890.00
Bradford

2014
Small Grant
Investigating the inhibition of the p53-MDMX Protein - Protein interaction for the treatment of melanoma
£9,949.66
Norwich

2014
Small Grant
Impact of flavonoids and UVA on the microRNA profile in human skin fibroblast cells
£10,000.00
Leeds

2014
BSF/Acne Small Grant
Atrophic scarring in acne: the interplay between glucocorticoid metabolism and inflammation
£10,000.00
Leeds

2014
BSF/Acne Small Grant
Identifying factors that influence antibiotic prescribing habits for acne with a view to changing prescribing behaviours and optimising patient care by minimising the emergence of antimicrobial resistance
£9,992.00
Harrogate

2014
BSF/British Photodermatology Group Small Grant
The Effect of Nutritional Status on Clearance and Remission of Psoriasis following Phototherapy
£9,976.00
Newcatle

2014
BSF/British Photodermatology Group Small Grant
A randomised single blind placebo controlled study of menthol for photodynamic therapy-induced pain
£10,000.00
Dundee

2014
MRC/BAD/BSF Clinical Research Training Fellowship
Xeroderma pigmentosum: a model to study molecular, cellular and clinical consequences of specific defects in the nucleotide excision repair pathway
£40,180.80
London-KCL

2014
Research Award
Targeting the persistent activation of mTOR in B-RAF and Nras mutated melanoma as a novel therapeutic strategy
£80,898.00
Newcatle

2014
Studentship
Defining the Role of MicroRNA-184: Argonaute 2 axis in Psoriasis
£81,000.00
Liverpool

2014
Fellowship
Contribution of TGFß2 mediated Ambra-1 down-regulation to melanoma ulceration and metastasis
£62,000.00
Newcatle

2014
Studentship
A multisensory approach to itch
£81,000.00
Hull

2014
Studentship
Preventing Staphylococcus aureus colonisation in atopic dermatitis by inhibiting surface protein mediated adherence to skin
£81,000.00
Dublin

2014
Research Award
Genome-wide analysis of DNA methylome during solar-simulated UV skin carcinogenesis
£80,368.00
Dundee

2014
Research Award
Investigation of the cause of impaired Langerhans’ cell migration in psoriasis
£73,795.00
Manchester

2014
Research Award
Development of filaggrin upregulating compounds for treatment of eczema
£81,000.00
Dundee

2014
Studentship
SerpinA12 (vaspin) as a novel factor driving the progression of metastatic melanoma
£81,000.00
Dundee

2015
Small Grant
Inhibition of the Pro-Survival Protein Mcl-1 Treatment of Melanoma
£9,986.16
Norwich

2015
Small Grant
T cell profile in hidradenitis suppurativa: correlation with disease status and response to therapy
£9,900.00
Dublin

2015
Small Grant
Impact of limited skin exposure on cutaneous vitamin D production
£9,995.00
Manchester

2015
Small Grant
A feasibility study to inform an RCT to evaluate an online psychosocial intervention for young people with appearance-altering dermatological conditions (YP Face IT).
£10,000.00
Birmingham

2015
Small Grant
Inhibiting microRNA-21 expression in psoriasis with curcumin analogue
£10,000.00
Liverpool

2015
Studentship
Defining the role of slac2-b in skin blistering
£85,000.00
London-KCL

2015
Innovative Project
Investigation of the causal effects of atopic eczema on other health outcomes
£89,968.00
Bristol

2015
Studentship
Is the Patient Oriented Eczema Measure (POEM) fit for purpose as the core instrument for patient reported eczema symptoms? A series of linked validation studies to inform the Harmonizing Outcome Measures for Eczema (HOME) initiative
£85,000.00
Nottingham

2015
Innovative Project
Development of molecular diagnostics for type IV hypersensitivity to antibiotics
£89,842.00
Southampton

2015
Studentship
Using in vitro models to understand the initial steps in human hair follicle development
£85,000.00
London-ICL

2015
Research Award
Stabilising the Glucocorticoid Response in Psoriatic Skin
£81,000.00
London - QMUL

2015
Innovative Project
Multidimensional phenotyping in eczema
£89,991.00
London

2016
Small Grant
Exosomal filaggrin transfer from keratinocytes and generation of lipid-specific immune responses in the skin
£10,000.00
Oxford

2016
Small Grant
Investigating the role of autophagy and nucleophagy impairment in atopic dermatitis
£10,000.00
London - QMUL

2016
Small Grant
Breslow Density: A novel prognostic feature in cutaneous malignant melanoma
£5,000.00
Leicester

2016
Small Grant
Improving diagnostic accuracy and identifying prognostic markers for stage progression and response to treatments for improved management in mycosis fungoides
£9,960.00
Birmingham

2016
Small Grant
The role of type VII Collagen in SCC angiogenesis
£7,600.00
London - QMUL

2016
Small Grant
The immunological effects of Vitamin D obtained by UVR versus supplementation
£9,968.00
London-KCL

2016
Small Grant
Angiogenesis as a novel therapeutic target in psoriasis management
£10,000.00
Manchester

2016
BSF/British Photodermatology Group Small Grant
The antioxidant activity of hypotaurine against UV-induced oxidative damage in keratinocytes
£10,000.00
Dundee

2016
BSF/British Photodermatology Group Small Grant
Characterisation of circulating T cell populations following phototherapy of patients with atopic dermatitis
£9,600.00
Edinburgh

2016
Studentship
Targeting non-canonical NF-kB signalling in CYLD defective tumours
£85,000.00
Newcastle

2016
Studentship
Targeting selective phosphoinositide 3-kinase isoforms as a novel strategy in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma
£85,000.00
London - QMUL

2016
Research Award
Mast cells in psoriasis: a therapeutic target?
£80,416.00
Manchester

2016
Studentship
Metagenomic and culture-based characterisation of Propionibacterium acnes communities in patients with severe recalcitrant papulopustular and nodular acne
£85,000.00
Northern Ireland

2016
Studentship
The role of bacteria in the skin: Cold atmospheric plasma for the treatment of pathological skin healing
£85,000.00
Hull

2016
Innovative Project
The basement membrane and lipid biosynthesis in normal and diseased skin
£89,999.00
London - QMUL

2016
Studentship
3D printing a skin model to investigate immunological control of skin cancer development
£85,000.00
Cardiff

2017
Eczema Biologics Register
The UK-Irish Atopic eczema Systemic Therapy Cohort (A*STAR)
£70,000.00
London-KCL

2017
Small Grant
UVA-induced iron release and sunscreen protection
£7,000.00
Bath

2017
Small Grant
Uncovering the biological basis of human skin field cancerisation
£10,000.00
Cardiff

2017
Small Grant
Composition of innate lymphoid cell subsets in skin and blood of patients with hidradenitis suppurativa, correlation with disease severity and response to treatment.
£10,000.00
Dublin

2017
Small Grant
Scarring Alopecia: Are Rogue Small RNAs to Blame?
£10,000.00
Liverpool

2017
Small Grant
Development of predictive models for the efficacy of atopic dermatitis treatments using machine learning methods
£9,980.08
London - ICL

2017
BSF/British Photodermatology Group Small Grant
A pilot study to compare the RNA transcriptomic response of psoriatic skin to narrow-band UVB phototherapy in the morning and afternoon
£9,915.00
Newcastle

2017
BSF/British Photodermatology Group Small Grant
Investigating Pirfenidone-induced phototoxicity: a critical drug for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
£10,000.00
Dundee