External funding of projects

Current funding

"The fundamental roles of axonal actin during neuronal growth and longevity"
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
BBSRC (BB/M007553/1; 03/2015-02/2018)

"Understanding microtubule regulation during the making and maintenance of axons"
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
(BB/L000717/1
, 10/2014-09/2017).

"Deciphering molecular pathomechanisms of alpha-tubulin-mutation based neuronal disorders" German Research Council (DFG) postdoc fellowship to Andre Voelzmann (VO 2071/1-1, 03/15-02/17)
"Exploring mechanisms of neuroregeneration"
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (DTP studentship; 09/14-03/18)
"Molecular mechanisms underpinning the long-term maintenance of neuronal axons"
(self-funded PhD student; 09/2014-09/2017)
"Advanced imaging and mathematical modelling of ageing and neurodegeneration in the nervous system"
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (DTP studentship; 09/16-03/20)

Expired funding

"Towards an understanding of cytoskeletal dynamics: coupling systematic fly genetics with computational modelling"
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
(Internatl. Partnering Award; BB/L026724/1
, 13/06/2015-12/06/2016).

"Using SIM and STED microscopy to understand the regulation of cortical actin in neurons"; Science & Technology Facilities Council - Functional Biosystems Imaging award for supra-resolution microscopy (No: 15130015; 05/15-10/15)

"Essential roles of the microtubule regulators Tau and Dystonin in the formation and maintenance of neuronal synapses" Wellcome Trust ISSF (105610/Z/14/Z, 01/01-28/02/15)
"Mathematical models of axon biology during development, ageing and neurodegeneration"
(Faculty of Life Science call for Interdisciplinary Projects in Quantitative Biology; 09/14-07/15
)
"Using supra-resolution microscopy to understand the roles of cortical actin in neurons"; Science & Technology Facilities Council - Functional Biosystems Imaging award for supra-resolution microscopy (No: 14230031; 11/14-02/15)
"The role of cortical collapse factors and actin during axon biology"
(self-funded PhD student with FLS support; 09/2011-09/2014)

"The role of spectraplakins as key integrators of axonal microtubule networks"
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
(BB/I002448/1
, 04/2011-09/2014).

"Exploring the actin and MT organisation of Drosophila neurons - a feasibility study"; Science & Technology Facilities Council - Proof-of-principle award for supra-resolution microscopy (No: 13230046; 06/2014-08/2014)
"Unravelling cellular mechanisms of different tau pathotypes in neurodegeneration"
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (DTP studentship; 09/12-09/16)
"Establishment of a Drosophila core facility"
Wellcome Trust (Equipment, biomedical resources or technology development grant; 087742/Z/08/Z; 2009-12).
"The role of microtubule-binding proteins in axonal growth"
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (PhD studentship; BB/D526561/1; 10/2008-09/2012).

"Structure, distribution and developmental mechanisms of forming synapses in embryos of the fruit fly Drosophila"
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (PR605/1-1 and 1-2; funded 1998-2004).

"Elucidation of Kakapo-related mechanisms essential for the formation of neuromuscular and myotendinous cell junctions in Drosophila"
German Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (I 073-203.05/98; funded 1999-2003).

"Assembly, maintenance and novel potential drug targets of the synapse"
European Commission (fifth framework-programme; RTD "Quality of life and management of living resources -Neurosciences"; Contract no. QLG3-CT-2001-01181 Synaptogenet; funded 2001-2004).

"The influence of targeted changes of synaptic transmission properties on the development of identified neurons in embryos of the fruitfly Drosophila"
Volkswagenstiftung (I/75471, I/78743 & I/80339; funded 1999-2006).

"Functional analysis of the C-terminius of the Spectraplakin Short stop"
Wellcome Trust (Value in People Award Scheme; 078593/Z/05/Z; 10/2008-01/2009).
"Detailed analysis of mutations affecting structural formation of neuromuscular synapses"
Wellcome Trust (Value in People Award Scheme; 078593/Z/05/Z; 03/2006-08/2006).
"Molecular mechanisms of Shortstop function essential for neuronal growth"
Wellcome Trust (077748/Z/05/Z; 10/05-09/09).
"Systematic analysis of cytoskeletal dynamics during axonal growth"
Wellcome Trust (VIP award; 087820/Z/08/Z; 01/10-04/10).
"Investigating the role of adhesion factors at a genetically tractable model synapse"
Wellcome Trust (Value in People Award Scheme; 092403/Z/10/Z; 10/10-12/10)
"The role of spectraplakins as key integrators of axonal microtubule networks"
Wellcome Trust (Value in People Award Scheme; 092403/Z/10/Z; 10/10-03/11)
"The molecular context of short stop during synaptic compartment formation in Drosophila"
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BB/C515998/1; 10/2005-09/2008).

"Ultrastructure and regulation of adhesion at a genetically tractable model synapse"
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
(BB/E009085/1, 10/2007-09/2010)
.

Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia
Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851