Support for the Severnside Alliance for Translational Research (SARTRE) - Bristol

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bristol

Abstract

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Technical Summary

Cardiff and Bristol Universities were awarded £1,294K to support underpinning the newly formed strategic alliance, the Severnside Alliance for Translational Research (SARTRE). The alliance represents an innovative approach towards translational research.

Publications

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Description AF2 Teaching Module - Translational Research - Bristol
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Bristol Heart Institute Steering Group
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Bristol Research Innovation Group for Health - Innovation Working Group
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Chair West of England academic Health sceiences Network Task and Finsh group submitting recommendation to the board on wealth creation within the NHS
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Clinical Research Facility Steering Group - Cardiff University
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Good Practice in Clinical Research
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Innova-health white paper submitted to the competitivness council of the European Commission
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology Steering Group
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description MRes Postgraduate Training Course - Cardiff
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description NISCHR Industry Task and Finish Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Report on best practice in traanslational research
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description SouthWest Biomedical iNets Board
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Commissioned Report - Best Practice in Translational Research
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description DPFS Devolved Portfolio
Amount £2,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description DPFS Resources- A Core Protein Production Facility
Amount £429,787 (GBP)
Funding ID G0801676 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Fast forward
Amount £65,000 (GBP)
Organisation Intellectual Property Office (IPO) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description ISSF
Amount £750,000 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description NISCHR Imaging Fellowship
Amount £138,516 (GBP)
Funding ID RCUS172 
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Protein Production Facility
Amount £498,024 (GBP)
Funding ID GO801676 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Translational Imaging Post - Senior Lectureship
Amount £138,516 (GBP)
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2009 
End 12/2011
 
Description Wellcome ISSF
Amount £200,000 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description epsrc bridging the gaps
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Title An increase in strategic awareness of translational research 
Description The research material produced by SARTRE has been in the form of institutional and Welsh Government advisory documents. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2009 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Research theme strategy has evolved to include a translational research agenda. 
 
Title Podocyte cell lines 
Description Human podocyte cell line 
Type Of Material Cell line 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact We licemsed this to Shionogi for 50K could not find anywhere else to put this info. 
 
Title www.sartre.ac.uk - Website with Members Section 
Description Our Website allows participants in translational research to register as SARTRE Members. Data collected with the purpose of building a network of researchers across disciplines and therapeutic areas, across universities , health trusts, and industry. Available technologies and potential resources to share are asked for, as well as research interests etc. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The provision of research material at translational network meetings enables the discussion of research themes, introduction of translational partners (e.g. lab scientist seeking clinical research partner). 
 
Description A Prototype, Graphene-Based, Electrochemical Sensor for Sepsis Biomarkers 
Organisation University of Bath
Department Department of Chemistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project was funded by the Bio-E initiative. SARTRE coordinated the call for projects in bioengineering. To be eligible, a project had to have collaborators in at least two institutions participating in the activity. SARTRE used a crowdsourcing model to broadcast collaborative needs to all Universities and used online and offline networking methods to promote collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution Academics interested in this call attended a networking event that took place in November 2011. Also they shared their expertise via a file sharing system. The institutions participating in the initiative contributed financially to support pilot projects.
Impact - The team has developed a prototype, graphene-based, electrochemical sensor for the sepsis biomarker procalcitonin (PCT). - The work has in part led to the provision of 6 months of PDRA funding from Exeter for continued collaboration with Bath (Toby Jenkins and Frank Marken) to examine the develop the surface modification of graphene for electrochemical sensing purposes. - They have also discussed the work with Professor Paul O'Shea at Nottingham and have passed to him some samples of nanoparticle-decorated graphene for "SPR-imaging". There is great promise of a profitable link in the biosensing area here. - Presentation at the Great Western Electrochemistry meeting at Bath University on June 18th. - Presentation at the VBST Joint Seminar event at the Austrian Institute of Technology on June 20th.
Start Year 2012
 
Description A Prototype, Graphene-Based, Electrochemical Sensor for Sepsis Biomarkers 
Organisation University of Exeter
Department Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project was funded by the Bio-E initiative. SARTRE coordinated the call for projects in bioengineering. To be eligible, a project had to have collaborators in at least two institutions participating in the activity. SARTRE used a crowdsourcing model to broadcast collaborative needs to all Universities and used online and offline networking methods to promote collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution Academics interested in this call attended a networking event that took place in November 2011. Also they shared their expertise via a file sharing system. The institutions participating in the initiative contributed financially to support pilot projects.
Impact - The team has developed a prototype, graphene-based, electrochemical sensor for the sepsis biomarker procalcitonin (PCT). - The work has in part led to the provision of 6 months of PDRA funding from Exeter for continued collaboration with Bath (Toby Jenkins and Frank Marken) to examine the develop the surface modification of graphene for electrochemical sensing purposes. - They have also discussed the work with Professor Paul O'Shea at Nottingham and have passed to him some samples of nanoparticle-decorated graphene for "SPR-imaging". There is great promise of a profitable link in the biosensing area here. - Presentation at the Great Western Electrochemistry meeting at Bath University on June 18th. - Presentation at the VBST Joint Seminar event at the Austrian Institute of Technology on June 20th.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Bio-E Initiative 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bio-E aims to foster increased cross collaborative research in medical technologies aiming to translate innovative research in material sciences and engineering towards bio-medical applications. The project is also specifically aimed at encouraging cooperation across universities. This initiative fits well with the goals of SARTRE to promote multidisciplinary translational research across universities. SARTRE Team instigated the initiative and provides the point of contact and administration for the 4 institutions.
Collaborator Contribution The University of Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and Exeter contributed institutional funds to run and internal funding call to promote cross disciplinary and cross institutional collaboration.
Impact - Confidentiality agreements have been signed by four Universities participating in the initiative. - Two networking events (November 2011, June 2012) have taken place. - 51 applications have been received and 12 applications have been funded (total funding £368,998) - The awarded projects have created new collaborations full details are provided for each project. - The initiative is intrinsically multidisciplinary bringing together varied number of disciplines: Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Systems Biology, Nephrology, Computer Science, Physics to name a few.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Bio-E Initiative 
Organisation University of Bath
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bio-E aims to foster increased cross collaborative research in medical technologies aiming to translate innovative research in material sciences and engineering towards bio-medical applications. The project is also specifically aimed at encouraging cooperation across universities. This initiative fits well with the goals of SARTRE to promote multidisciplinary translational research across universities. SARTRE Team instigated the initiative and provides the point of contact and administration for the 4 institutions.
Collaborator Contribution The University of Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and Exeter contributed institutional funds to run and internal funding call to promote cross disciplinary and cross institutional collaboration.
Impact - Confidentiality agreements have been signed by four Universities participating in the initiative. - Two networking events (November 2011, June 2012) have taken place. - 51 applications have been received and 12 applications have been funded (total funding £368,998) - The awarded projects have created new collaborations full details are provided for each project. - The initiative is intrinsically multidisciplinary bringing together varied number of disciplines: Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Systems Biology, Nephrology, Computer Science, Physics to name a few.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Bio-E Initiative 
Organisation University of Exeter
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bio-E aims to foster increased cross collaborative research in medical technologies aiming to translate innovative research in material sciences and engineering towards bio-medical applications. The project is also specifically aimed at encouraging cooperation across universities. This initiative fits well with the goals of SARTRE to promote multidisciplinary translational research across universities. SARTRE Team instigated the initiative and provides the point of contact and administration for the 4 institutions.
Collaborator Contribution The University of Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and Exeter contributed institutional funds to run and internal funding call to promote cross disciplinary and cross institutional collaboration.
Impact - Confidentiality agreements have been signed by four Universities participating in the initiative. - Two networking events (November 2011, June 2012) have taken place. - 51 applications have been received and 12 applications have been funded (total funding £368,998) - The awarded projects have created new collaborations full details are provided for each project. - The initiative is intrinsically multidisciplinary bringing together varied number of disciplines: Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Systems Biology, Nephrology, Computer Science, Physics to name a few.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Computer assisted analysis of ocular imaging 
Organisation Cardiff University
Department School of Optometry and Vision Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project was funded by the Bio-E initiative. SARTRE coordinated the call for projects in bioengineering. To be eligible, a project had to have collaborators in at least two institutions participating in the activity. SARTRE used a crowdsourcing model to broadcast collaborative needs to all Universities and used online and offline networking methods to promote collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution Academics interested in this call attended a networking event that took place in November 2011. Also they shared their expertise via a file sharing system. The institutions participating in the initiative contributed financially to support pilot projects.
Impact - Successfully applied cutting edge signal processing to ultra-high resolution optical coherence tomograph - Obtained further funding from Bio-E second round
Start Year 2012
 
Description Computer assisted analysis of ocular imaging 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Clinical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project was funded by the Bio-E initiative. SARTRE coordinated the call for projects in bioengineering. To be eligible, a project had to have collaborators in at least two institutions participating in the activity. SARTRE used a crowdsourcing model to broadcast collaborative needs to all Universities and used online and offline networking methods to promote collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution Academics interested in this call attended a networking event that took place in November 2011. Also they shared their expertise via a file sharing system. The institutions participating in the initiative contributed financially to support pilot projects.
Impact - Successfully applied cutting edge signal processing to ultra-high resolution optical coherence tomograph - Obtained further funding from Bio-E second round
Start Year 2012
 
Description Critical Care Alliance 
Organisation Atlas Genetics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support and organisation of network meetings. Joint bid preparation, consortia formation and proposals submitted to EU COST initiative, Wellcome Trust Health Innovation Challenge Fund (now at full bid stage) TSB Sepsis I and Sepsis II. Both of the latter were successful resulting in over £2M funding from TSB for the consortia.
Collaborator Contribution We enabled a cross disciplinary network to be established and interacted with external partners to engage in joint activities. In the Consortia for Sepsis I and Sepsis II the Critical Care Alliance are the clinical partners providing the clinical expertise and the crucial patient access and clinical samples.
Impact Interdisciplinary networking, between Clinical consultants in critical care and basic scientists in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Physics, Immunology and Biomedical Sciences. Interaction with industry and formation of consortia to apply for initiatives above.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Critical Care Alliance 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Support and organisation of network meetings. Joint bid preparation, consortia formation and proposals submitted to EU COST initiative, Wellcome Trust Health Innovation Challenge Fund (now at full bid stage) TSB Sepsis I and Sepsis II. Both of the latter were successful resulting in over £2M funding from TSB for the consortia.
Collaborator Contribution We enabled a cross disciplinary network to be established and interacted with external partners to engage in joint activities. In the Consortia for Sepsis I and Sepsis II the Critical Care Alliance are the clinical partners providing the clinical expertise and the crucial patient access and clinical samples.
Impact Interdisciplinary networking, between Clinical consultants in critical care and basic scientists in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Physics, Immunology and Biomedical Sciences. Interaction with industry and formation of consortia to apply for initiatives above.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Critical Care Alliance 
Organisation Chelsea Technologies Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support and organisation of network meetings. Joint bid preparation, consortia formation and proposals submitted to EU COST initiative, Wellcome Trust Health Innovation Challenge Fund (now at full bid stage) TSB Sepsis I and Sepsis II. Both of the latter were successful resulting in over £2M funding from TSB for the consortia.
Collaborator Contribution We enabled a cross disciplinary network to be established and interacted with external partners to engage in joint activities. In the Consortia for Sepsis I and Sepsis II the Critical Care Alliance are the clinical partners providing the clinical expertise and the crucial patient access and clinical samples.
Impact Interdisciplinary networking, between Clinical consultants in critical care and basic scientists in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Physics, Immunology and Biomedical Sciences. Interaction with industry and formation of consortia to apply for initiatives above.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Critical Care Alliance 
Organisation Magna Parva
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support and organisation of network meetings. Joint bid preparation, consortia formation and proposals submitted to EU COST initiative, Wellcome Trust Health Innovation Challenge Fund (now at full bid stage) TSB Sepsis I and Sepsis II. Both of the latter were successful resulting in over £2M funding from TSB for the consortia.
Collaborator Contribution We enabled a cross disciplinary network to be established and interacted with external partners to engage in joint activities. In the Consortia for Sepsis I and Sepsis II the Critical Care Alliance are the clinical partners providing the clinical expertise and the crucial patient access and clinical samples.
Impact Interdisciplinary networking, between Clinical consultants in critical care and basic scientists in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Physics, Immunology and Biomedical Sciences. Interaction with industry and formation of consortia to apply for initiatives above.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Critical Care Alliance 
Organisation Nottingham Trent University
Department School of Science and Technology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Support and organisation of network meetings. Joint bid preparation, consortia formation and proposals submitted to EU COST initiative, Wellcome Trust Health Innovation Challenge Fund (now at full bid stage) TSB Sepsis I and Sepsis II. Both of the latter were successful resulting in over £2M funding from TSB for the consortia.
Collaborator Contribution We enabled a cross disciplinary network to be established and interacted with external partners to engage in joint activities. In the Consortia for Sepsis I and Sepsis II the Critical Care Alliance are the clinical partners providing the clinical expertise and the crucial patient access and clinical samples.
Impact Interdisciplinary networking, between Clinical consultants in critical care and basic scientists in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Physics, Immunology and Biomedical Sciences. Interaction with industry and formation of consortia to apply for initiatives above.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Critical Care Alliance 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Support and organisation of network meetings. Joint bid preparation, consortia formation and proposals submitted to EU COST initiative, Wellcome Trust Health Innovation Challenge Fund (now at full bid stage) TSB Sepsis I and Sepsis II. Both of the latter were successful resulting in over £2M funding from TSB for the consortia.
Collaborator Contribution We enabled a cross disciplinary network to be established and interacted with external partners to engage in joint activities. In the Consortia for Sepsis I and Sepsis II the Critical Care Alliance are the clinical partners providing the clinical expertise and the crucial patient access and clinical samples.
Impact Interdisciplinary networking, between Clinical consultants in critical care and basic scientists in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Physics, Immunology and Biomedical Sciences. Interaction with industry and formation of consortia to apply for initiatives above.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Critical Care Alliance 
Organisation Randox Laboratories
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support and organisation of network meetings. Joint bid preparation, consortia formation and proposals submitted to EU COST initiative, Wellcome Trust Health Innovation Challenge Fund (now at full bid stage) TSB Sepsis I and Sepsis II. Both of the latter were successful resulting in over £2M funding from TSB for the consortia.
Collaborator Contribution We enabled a cross disciplinary network to be established and interacted with external partners to engage in joint activities. In the Consortia for Sepsis I and Sepsis II the Critical Care Alliance are the clinical partners providing the clinical expertise and the crucial patient access and clinical samples.
Impact Interdisciplinary networking, between Clinical consultants in critical care and basic scientists in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Physics, Immunology and Biomedical Sciences. Interaction with industry and formation of consortia to apply for initiatives above.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Critical Care Alliance 
Organisation The Gwent Group
Department Applied Enzyme Technology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support and organisation of network meetings. Joint bid preparation, consortia formation and proposals submitted to EU COST initiative, Wellcome Trust Health Innovation Challenge Fund (now at full bid stage) TSB Sepsis I and Sepsis II. Both of the latter were successful resulting in over £2M funding from TSB for the consortia.
Collaborator Contribution We enabled a cross disciplinary network to be established and interacted with external partners to engage in joint activities. In the Consortia for Sepsis I and Sepsis II the Critical Care Alliance are the clinical partners providing the clinical expertise and the crucial patient access and clinical samples.
Impact Interdisciplinary networking, between Clinical consultants in critical care and basic scientists in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Physics, Immunology and Biomedical Sciences. Interaction with industry and formation of consortia to apply for initiatives above.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Critical Care Alliance 
Organisation University Hospital of Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Support and organisation of network meetings. Joint bid preparation, consortia formation and proposals submitted to EU COST initiative, Wellcome Trust Health Innovation Challenge Fund (now at full bid stage) TSB Sepsis I and Sepsis II. Both of the latter were successful resulting in over £2M funding from TSB for the consortia.
Collaborator Contribution We enabled a cross disciplinary network to be established and interacted with external partners to engage in joint activities. In the Consortia for Sepsis I and Sepsis II the Critical Care Alliance are the clinical partners providing the clinical expertise and the crucial patient access and clinical samples.
Impact Interdisciplinary networking, between Clinical consultants in critical care and basic scientists in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Physics, Immunology and Biomedical Sciences. Interaction with industry and formation of consortia to apply for initiatives above.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Critical Care Alliance 
Organisation University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Department Critical Care Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Support and organisation of network meetings. Joint bid preparation, consortia formation and proposals submitted to EU COST initiative, Wellcome Trust Health Innovation Challenge Fund (now at full bid stage) TSB Sepsis I and Sepsis II. Both of the latter were successful resulting in over £2M funding from TSB for the consortia.
Collaborator Contribution We enabled a cross disciplinary network to be established and interacted with external partners to engage in joint activities. In the Consortia for Sepsis I and Sepsis II the Critical Care Alliance are the clinical partners providing the clinical expertise and the crucial patient access and clinical samples.
Impact Interdisciplinary networking, between Clinical consultants in critical care and basic scientists in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Physics, Immunology and Biomedical Sciences. Interaction with industry and formation of consortia to apply for initiatives above.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Critical Care Alliance 
Organisation University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Department Intensive Care Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Support and organisation of network meetings. Joint bid preparation, consortia formation and proposals submitted to EU COST initiative, Wellcome Trust Health Innovation Challenge Fund (now at full bid stage) TSB Sepsis I and Sepsis II. Both of the latter were successful resulting in over £2M funding from TSB for the consortia.
Collaborator Contribution We enabled a cross disciplinary network to be established and interacted with external partners to engage in joint activities. In the Consortia for Sepsis I and Sepsis II the Critical Care Alliance are the clinical partners providing the clinical expertise and the crucial patient access and clinical samples.
Impact Interdisciplinary networking, between Clinical consultants in critical care and basic scientists in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Physics, Immunology and Biomedical Sciences. Interaction with industry and formation of consortia to apply for initiatives above.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Development of a new platelet analyser for clinical application to be tested in adult cardiac surgery patients 
Organisation Bristol Heart Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This collaboration came about following a Bio-E symposium which was organised by SARTRE to show case current funded projects and to call for new projects and collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution SARTRE set up and part funded the Bio-E initiative between the universities of Cardiff, Bristol, Bath and Exeter. This NIHR i4i award is for £543,926
Impact Multi disciplinary - Physics, Physiology and Pharmacology, Cardiovascular science, clinical science and clinical and molecular medicine.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Development of a new platelet analyser for clinical application to be tested in adult cardiac surgery patients 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration came about following a Bio-E symposium which was organised by SARTRE to show case current funded projects and to call for new projects and collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution SARTRE set up and part funded the Bio-E initiative between the universities of Cardiff, Bristol, Bath and Exeter. This NIHR i4i award is for £543,926
Impact Multi disciplinary - Physics, Physiology and Pharmacology, Cardiovascular science, clinical science and clinical and molecular medicine.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Development of a new platelet analyser for clinical application to be tested in adult cardiac surgery patients 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Clinical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration came about following a Bio-E symposium which was organised by SARTRE to show case current funded projects and to call for new projects and collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution SARTRE set up and part funded the Bio-E initiative between the universities of Cardiff, Bristol, Bath and Exeter. This NIHR i4i award is for £543,926
Impact Multi disciplinary - Physics, Physiology and Pharmacology, Cardiovascular science, clinical science and clinical and molecular medicine.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Development of a new platelet analyser for clinical application to be tested in adult cardiac surgery patients 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration came about following a Bio-E symposium which was organised by SARTRE to show case current funded projects and to call for new projects and collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution SARTRE set up and part funded the Bio-E initiative between the universities of Cardiff, Bristol, Bath and Exeter. This NIHR i4i award is for £543,926
Impact Multi disciplinary - Physics, Physiology and Pharmacology, Cardiovascular science, clinical science and clinical and molecular medicine.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Development of a new platelet analyser for clinical application to be tested in adult cardiac surgery patients 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration came about following a Bio-E symposium which was organised by SARTRE to show case current funded projects and to call for new projects and collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution SARTRE set up and part funded the Bio-E initiative between the universities of Cardiff, Bristol, Bath and Exeter. This NIHR i4i award is for £543,926
Impact Multi disciplinary - Physics, Physiology and Pharmacology, Cardiovascular science, clinical science and clinical and molecular medicine.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Enhancing electrochemical DNA biosensing with active sensitisers. 
Organisation Cardiff University
Department School of Chemistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project was funded by the Bio-E initiative. SARTRE coordinated the call for projects in bioengineering. To be eligible, a project had to have collaborators in at least two institutions participating in the activity. SARTRE used a crowdsourcing model to broadcast collaborative needs to all Universities and used online and offline networking methods to promote collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution Academics interested in this call attended a networking event that took place in November 2011. Also they shared their expertise via a file sharing system. The institutions participating in the initiative contributed financially to support pilot projects.
Impact - Three new DNA sensitisers based on cobalt complexes were developed showing affinities to random sequence double-stranded DNA - An abstract for presentation at the Electrochem 2012 conference was accepted and invited as a keynote talk: P. Estrela, L.C.C. Wong, E.M. Regan, A.J. Hallett, S.J.A. Pope, N.J. Buurma, "Enhancing Electrochemical DNA Biosensing with Active Sensitisers"; Dublin, 2-4 September 2012. - A responsive mode proposal is being prepared for submission to EPSRC by Autumn: S.J.A. Pope (PI), N.J. Buurma, P. Estrela, 30 months, fEC approx. £516k
Start Year 2012
 
Description Enhancing electrochemical DNA biosensing with active sensitisers. 
Organisation University of Bath
Department Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project was funded by the Bio-E initiative. SARTRE coordinated the call for projects in bioengineering. To be eligible, a project had to have collaborators in at least two institutions participating in the activity. SARTRE used a crowdsourcing model to broadcast collaborative needs to all Universities and used online and offline networking methods to promote collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution Academics interested in this call attended a networking event that took place in November 2011. Also they shared their expertise via a file sharing system. The institutions participating in the initiative contributed financially to support pilot projects.
Impact - Three new DNA sensitisers based on cobalt complexes were developed showing affinities to random sequence double-stranded DNA - An abstract for presentation at the Electrochem 2012 conference was accepted and invited as a keynote talk: P. Estrela, L.C.C. Wong, E.M. Regan, A.J. Hallett, S.J.A. Pope, N.J. Buurma, "Enhancing Electrochemical DNA Biosensing with Active Sensitisers"; Dublin, 2-4 September 2012. - A responsive mode proposal is being prepared for submission to EPSRC by Autumn: S.J.A. Pope (PI), N.J. Buurma, P. Estrela, 30 months, fEC approx. £516k
Start Year 2012
 
Description Fabrication of a device for measuring Raman spectra of pharmaceutical formulations in vivo 
Organisation University of Bath
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project was funded by the Bio-E initiative. SARTRE coordinated the call for projects in bioengineering. To be eligible, a project had to have collaborators in at least two institutions participating in the activity. SARTRE used a crowdsourcing model to broadcast collaborative needs to all Universities and used online and offline networking methods to promote collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution Academics interested in this call attended a networking event that took place in November 2011. Also they shared their expertise via a file sharing system. The institutions participating in the initiative contributed financially to support pilot projects.
Impact - Fabrication of a device for measuring Raman spectra of pharmaceutical formulations in vivo - An MRC application has been submitted to the DPFS funding stream that has been successful at the outline stage - A patent of the model system is being filed at present
Start Year 2011
 
Description Fabrication of a device for measuring Raman spectra of pharmaceutical formulations in vivo 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department Materials Science
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project was funded by the Bio-E initiative. SARTRE coordinated the call for projects in bioengineering. To be eligible, a project had to have collaborators in at least two institutions participating in the activity. SARTRE used a crowdsourcing model to broadcast collaborative needs to all Universities and used online and offline networking methods to promote collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution Academics interested in this call attended a networking event that took place in November 2011. Also they shared their expertise via a file sharing system. The institutions participating in the initiative contributed financially to support pilot projects.
Impact - Fabrication of a device for measuring Raman spectra of pharmaceutical formulations in vivo - An MRC application has been submitted to the DPFS funding stream that has been successful at the outline stage - A patent of the model system is being filed at present
Start Year 2011
 
Description Kyoto University Translational Research Centre 
Organisation University of Kyoto
Department Translational Research Centre
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The SARTRE Team facilitate the visits from Japan.
Collaborator Contribution Ongoing discussions relate to collaborative studies with academics in Bristol and Cardiff. These discussion will lead to joint projects and funding applications.
Impact MoU signed; no output yet.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Magneto-optical endotoxin sensing in the diagnosis of sepsis 
Organisation Cardiff University
Department School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project was funded by the Bio-E initiative. SARTRE coordinated the call for projects in bioengineering. To be eligible, a project had to have collaborators in at least two institutions participating in the activity. SARTRE used a crowdsourcing model to broadcast collaborative needs to all Universities and used online and offline networking methods to promote collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution Academics interested in this call attended a networking event that took place in November 2011. Also they shared their expertise via a file sharing system. The institutions participating in the initiative contributed financially to support pilot projects.
Impact - Demonstrated that lipopolysaccharide (LPS) binding to magnetic nanoparticles can be detected and quantified magneto-optically. - Two PDRAs (Cardiff and Exeter) continue to work together on the project, synthesising refined materials and testing their magneto - optical properties.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Magneto-optical endotoxin sensing in the diagnosis of sepsis 
Organisation University of Exeter
Department College of Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project was funded by the Bio-E initiative. SARTRE coordinated the call for projects in bioengineering. To be eligible, a project had to have collaborators in at least two institutions participating in the activity. SARTRE used a crowdsourcing model to broadcast collaborative needs to all Universities and used online and offline networking methods to promote collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution Academics interested in this call attended a networking event that took place in November 2011. Also they shared their expertise via a file sharing system. The institutions participating in the initiative contributed financially to support pilot projects.
Impact - Demonstrated that lipopolysaccharide (LPS) binding to magnetic nanoparticles can be detected and quantified magneto-optically. - Two PDRAs (Cardiff and Exeter) continue to work together on the project, synthesising refined materials and testing their magneto - optical properties.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Modelling Cortical responses in Photosensitive Epilepsy 
Organisation Cardiff University
Department Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project was funded by the Bio-E initiative. SARTRE coordinated the call for projects in bioengineering. To be eligible, a project had to have collaborators in at least two institutions participating in the activity. SARTRE used a crowdsourcing model to broadcast collaborative needs to all Universities and used online and offline networking methods to promote collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution Academics interested in this call attended a networking event that took place in November 2011. Also they shared their expertise via a file sharing system. The institutions participating in the initiative contributed financially to support pilot projects.
Impact - A genetic algorithm was developed (Exeter) for estimation of the parameters of the model in the frequency domain that matched the output of MEG recordings from patients with photosensitive epilepsy and controls. The MEG recordings, already acquired as part of an Epilepsy Research UK Grant, comprises measurement of induced visual (occipital) cortex responses to static visual gratings. - The collaboration continues, a post doctoral fellow in Cardiff and a RA in Exeter are working collaboratively to complete data collection which is also part of a grant from Epilepsy Research UK, they will continue to work on the project to verify the model used, at which point the group expects to produce a high impact publication from this work.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Modelling Cortical responses in Photosensitive Epilepsy 
Organisation University of Exeter
Department College of Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project was funded by the Bio-E initiative. SARTRE coordinated the call for projects in bioengineering. To be eligible, a project had to have collaborators in at least two institutions participating in the activity. SARTRE used a crowdsourcing model to broadcast collaborative needs to all Universities and used online and offline networking methods to promote collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution Academics interested in this call attended a networking event that took place in November 2011. Also they shared their expertise via a file sharing system. The institutions participating in the initiative contributed financially to support pilot projects.
Impact - A genetic algorithm was developed (Exeter) for estimation of the parameters of the model in the frequency domain that matched the output of MEG recordings from patients with photosensitive epilepsy and controls. The MEG recordings, already acquired as part of an Epilepsy Research UK Grant, comprises measurement of induced visual (occipital) cortex responses to static visual gratings. - The collaboration continues, a post doctoral fellow in Cardiff and a RA in Exeter are working collaboratively to complete data collection which is also part of a grant from Epilepsy Research UK, they will continue to work on the project to verify the model used, at which point the group expects to produce a high impact publication from this work.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Nonlinear plasmonic biosensing and functional imaging 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaborative award came out of the Bio-E initiative between Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter universities and pump-primed with funds from SARTRE.
Collaborator Contribution This award came out of a Bio-E pilot funded project between the collaborators
Impact The pilot project led to an EPSRC Award of £292,874 and is being partnered with BBI solutions.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Nonlinear plasmonic biosensing and functional imaging 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Biochemistry Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaborative award came out of the Bio-E initiative between Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter universities and pump-primed with funds from SARTRE.
Collaborator Contribution This award came out of a Bio-E pilot funded project between the collaborators
Impact The pilot project led to an EPSRC Award of £292,874 and is being partnered with BBI solutions.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Shionogi preferred partner 
Organisation Shionogi & Co., Ltd.
Country Japan 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Shionogi have preferred Uk insitutions in which to offer the Shionogi Science Programe 2011. SARTRE hosted and facilitated a discussion with Shionogi and the Universities of Bristol, Cardiff and Bath.
Collaborator Contribution The other HIEs contributed as UoB.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2010
 
Description Systems biology approach to investigate the mechanism of steroid resistance in nephotic syndrome 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Clinical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project was funded by the Bio-E initiative. SARTRE coordinated the call for projects in bioengineering. To be eligible, a project had to have collaborators in at least two institutions participating in the activity. SARTRE used a crowdsourcing model to broadcast collaborative needs to all Universities and used online and offline networking methods to promote collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution Academics interested in this call attended a networking event that took place in November 2011. Also they shared their expertise via a file sharing system. The institutions participating in the initiative contributed financially to support pilot projects.
Impact - The team develop a systems based methodology which would reproduce cellular feedback loop interactions between podocytes and epithelial cells that occur in glomerulus and investigate properties (bistability and bifurcations) of the system. - The team is planning to apply the system biology approach being developed in Exeter to other disease systems (Diabetes, Cancer, Lung disease) being studied at the School of Clinical Sciences in Bristol. - Dr Valejev regularly visits Bristol and Gavin Murphy is applying on his behalf for a visiting position at UoB
Start Year 2012
 
Description Systems biology approach to investigate the mechanism of steroid resistance in nephotic syndrome 
Organisation University of Exeter
Department College of Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project was funded by the Bio-E initiative. SARTRE coordinated the call for projects in bioengineering. To be eligible, a project had to have collaborators in at least two institutions participating in the activity. SARTRE used a crowdsourcing model to broadcast collaborative needs to all Universities and used online and offline networking methods to promote collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution Academics interested in this call attended a networking event that took place in November 2011. Also they shared their expertise via a file sharing system. The institutions participating in the initiative contributed financially to support pilot projects.
Impact - The team develop a systems based methodology which would reproduce cellular feedback loop interactions between podocytes and epithelial cells that occur in glomerulus and investigate properties (bistability and bifurcations) of the system. - The team is planning to apply the system biology approach being developed in Exeter to other disease systems (Diabetes, Cancer, Lung disease) being studied at the School of Clinical Sciences in Bristol. - Dr Valejev regularly visits Bristol and Gavin Murphy is applying on his behalf for a visiting position at UoB
Start Year 2012
 
Company Name Cotton Mouton Diagnostics Ltd. 
Description CMD is a South Wales start-up company spun out of the Universities of Exeter and Cardiff to exploit major business opportunities in the field of point-of-care (PoC) diagnostics. 
Year Established 2015 
Impact TBC
Website http://www.cmdiagnostics.co.uk/
 
Description Bio21 International conference on translational research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Gave input to pannel discussion on best models to support Translational reseacrh

Output of symposium were used in a policy paper submitted to the Austaralian research funding councils.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description BioWales 2010 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Regional forum for biotech in Wales. Presented SARTRE and novel collaboration models with private sector

Follow-up discussions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description BioWales 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Regional forum for biotech in Wales. Presented SARTRE and novel collaboration models with private sector

Follow-up discussions, knowledge and awareness increase.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Biomedical iNets SW 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Talk to mixed industry academia health groups in Taunton
L.Sundstrom Presented ' Translating research into benefits'

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description British Cardiovascular Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Presented a paper on 'Working with Industry' at their annual conference in Manchester

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description European Health Research Innovation Network Launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact L. Sundstrom gave a presentation at the launch of this new european group Title of talk was 'Working with the academic sector'

Formation and launch of a new European society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description First European Biomedical engineering society group meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact International pannel selected to discuss the formation of a European chapter of the International society for Biomedical Engineering. L. Sundstrom was a pannelist and discussant

A european branch of the BME IDEA organsiation was formed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Innova health symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Produced Innova health White paper submitted to european competitiveness council ahead of Horizon 2020

Formally presented to European Commision by The health minister of Cyprus
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.innovahealth.ws/
 
Description Internationa society for Neuropeptide research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact International meeting in Liverpool presented paper on 'Translating research into peactice'

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description MITREG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact NISCHR registered research group Microbiology infection and translational research group annual meeting Gave keynote on 'Working with Industry'

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Manchesrer Industry Club 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Gave presentation to local industry and academic research club organised by U of Manchester talk title was 'Translating Research into benefit'

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Medilink SW 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Engagement conference for SMEs
L. Sundstrom presenter 'Building health science networks'

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Mediwales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Bridging academia and Industry
L. Sundstrom

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description NISCHR AHSC Launch event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Gave a keynote on 'translating Research into Prqctise'

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Nc3R 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Launched crackit scheme also presented at 2 of their local road shows to support this activity

Crackit scheme launched
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description One Nucleus 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Presentation in London to promote novel collaborative models between industry, academia and health providers.

Follow-up discussions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description One nucleus (london) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact L. Sundstrom presenter, London 2011, 'How academia can better interact with Industry'

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description South East Wales Academic Health Sciences partnership launch event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact L. Sundstrom presented outputs of Sartre gave paper entitles building a life sceinces ecosystem

Launched Health Tech challenge pilot scheme for welsh academics to work with Health care professionals
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Technologies in Translational Research and Development Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Translational Research and Devlopment Event - One day meeting with a mixed audience including academic, commercial, government, nhs and technology transfer professionals.

Has not yet taken place
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Translationa research symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Excange to discuss best practise with the Translational centre in Kyoto

A formal Mou for collaboation bewtween Bristol University and Kyoto University

People exchange bewteen Bristol and Kytoto 2 joint translational projects being developped
2013 one meber of the TR centre will join us on sbbatical for 1 yesr
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description american association of Academic health sciences centres 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact American association of health science centres, Washington DC april 2012 L.Sundstrom J Bailey, J.Bisson, C Squire 'Translating across borders'


None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description gatsby Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Presented SARTRE model to an expert group Symposium was aaimed t elaborating best models for developing mental Heath research .

Consultation paper circulated after meeting to various stakeholder organisations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011