Ambient seismic noise and the North Sea

This project, led by the universities of Aberdeen and  Edinburgh in collaboration with the British Geological Survey, investigates the potential of ambient seismic noise (ground motion generated by oceanic and atmospheric disturbances) data to image the crust beneath the whole of the North Sea.

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Changing species diversity and biomass accummulation

This collaboration between the universities of Dundee and Aberdeen will re-survey original forest plots and observe long-term effects of different forest management strategies in the North Eastern Borneo tropical forest.

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Characterization of chemokine production and ACKR2 expression

This study examines the expression of chemokines and ACKR2 during Toxoplasma gondii infection, with a specific focus on congenital transmission throgh the placenta.

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CT methodologies and mathematical algorithms for characterising items of forensic relevance

This collaboration between the universities of Dundee and Strathclyde focuses on the development of appropriate scientific and interpretative frameworks to underpin the use of CT imaging for the analysis of marks made on a range of surfaces by implements such as knives.

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Emotion processing in concrete and abstract words

Alexithymia is a condition characterised by an inability to identitfy and describe emotions. This project aims to systematically manipulate word emotionality and concreteness and measure the responses of individuals with high and low alexithymic scores during standard word recognition tasks and in normal reading.

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HPV Vaccination and young people with intellectual disability and from ethnic minority backgrounds

This collaborative study between Edinburgh Napier University, the University of Glasgow and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, examines the views and experiences of young people (16-26 years) with the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine by targeting two under-represented groups.

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Increasing Competence and Confidence in Algebra and Multiplicative Structures

Bringing together professionals and researchers in Mathematics education in Scotland, this project aims to analyse the difficulties with mathematical reasoning experienced by Scottish school children and identify solutions.

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Iridium and palladium catalyst development

Chemical change can be desirable (e.g. pharmaceutical action) or undesirable (e.g. decay). Catalysts are empowering: they do not only accelerate chemical change, but can also alter its direction, for example to give a different produtc or less waste.

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Memory and motor performance

This project aims to study how the human motor system generates movements to objects that are not visible during movement execution and how information used for action control decays over longer time periods.

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Molecular risk stratification of renal cell cancer relapse

This project seeks to validate and benchmark a protein biomarker-based algorithm to risk stratify overall survival and response to a front-line treatment in metastatic renal cancer.

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