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Research grants and projects

Grants

Genetics of favourable adiposity
Funder: Diabetes UK
Duration: October 2017 - September 2022

RD Lawrence Fellowship

Using human genetics to understand the underlying mechanisms that protect some obese people from type 2 diabetes
Funder: European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes
Duration: July 2017 - July 2019
Monogenic diabetes in Iran
Funder: Wellcome Trust
Duration: September 2016 - September 2018

Wellcome Trust Seed Award in Science

Project details

Research grants as principal applicant

  • RD Lawrence Fellowship, “genetics of favourable adiposity” (£362,337 from Diabetes UK). 2017-2021
  • Rising star fellowship, “Using human genetics to understand the underlying mechanisms that protect some obese people from type 2 diabetes” (€30,000 from European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes). 2017-2019
  • Wellcome Trust Seed Award in Science, “Monogenic diabetes in Iran” (£100,000 from Wellcome Trust). 2016-2018

Research grants as co-applicant

  • Medical Research Council project grant, “Using genetics to test the disease consequences of higher adiposity uncoupled from its adverse metabolic effects” (£425,618). 2019-2022
  • MRC - KHIDI PARTNERING AWARD, “Understanding the differences in the “favourable adiposity” genotype and phenotype between East Asian and European populations” (£10,000). 2019-2021
  • British Heart Foundation project grant, “The genetics of favourable adiposity” (£234,000). 2017 –2020

Awards and honours

  • Young Diabetologists & Endocrinologists’ Forum (YDEF) award, Diabetes UK conference, Liverpool, UK, 6th-9th March 2019
  • UK Biobank Early-Career Researcher of the Year, UK Biobank conference, London, UK, 21st June 2018.
  • Best abstract, Innovators in diabetes meeting (meeting of top UK young scientists in the field of diabetes), May 2018.
  • Best oral presentation, Mendelian Randomization conference, Bristol, UK, 11th-13th July 2017.
  • One of four Nominees for “Nick Hales Young Investigator Award”, Diabetes UK Annual n Professional Conference, 2012.
  • Sir Bob Wilkins Travel Award” of £1000 to travel to ASHG (American Society of Human Genetics) conference, Montreal, Canada, October 2011.
  • PhD scholarship, University of Exeter, 2010-2013.