Recipients of prestigious Newton Advanced Fellowships announced

15 Dec 2015

The British Academy, The Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society have today (15 December) announced the second round of recipients of Newton Advanced Fellowships, a research funding scheme which made its first awards last year.

The scheme provides established international researchers with an opportunity to develop the research strengths and capabilities of their research groups through training, collaboration and reciprocal visits with a partner in the UK.

Researchers in Brazil, China, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey will collaborate with research partners in the UK. It is hoped the skills and knowledge gained through these partnerships should lead to changes in the wellbeing of communities and increased economic benefits for partner countries. Partner agencies in participating countries are also offering their own schemes which UK researchers can apply for.

The full list of recipients is as follows:

Royal Society Awardees:

Dr Felipe Pinheiro, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and Dr Nikitas Papasimakis, University of Southampton
Optical Activity and Optical Forces in Disordered Arrays of Plasmonic Oscillators

Professor Paulo Roberto Bueno, UNESP - Sao Paulo State University and Professor Jason Davis, University of Oxford
Capacitive Diagnostic Devices for Medical Applications

Dr Werner Treptow, University of Brasilia and Dr Carmen Domene, King's College London 
Investigation of conduction and gating properties of membrane proteins

Professor Andrea Balan, University of Sao Paulo and Dr Marko Hyvonen, University of Cambridge
Inhibition of the nucleotide binding domains of ABC transporters from Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Dr Tatiana Rappoport, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) and Dr Aires Ferreira, University of York
Efficient Numerical Solver for Spin, Charge and Optical Conductivity

Professor Lazaro Padilha, Universidade Estadual de Campinas and Professor Andrew Watt, University of Oxford
Infrared Colloidal Quantum Dots for High Efficiency Photovoltaics

Professor Ana Jardim, Federal University of Uberlândia - UFU and Professor Mark Harris, University of Leeds
Evaluation of synthetic flavonoid and alkaloid-like compounds as novel antiviral therapeutics

Professor Yong-Sheng Hu, Institute of Physics, Chinese Adademy of Science and Professor Magdalena Titirici, Queen Mary University of London
Low-cost, high energy density room temperature Na-ion batteries

Professor Yongfeng Men, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Professor Philip Coates, University of Bradford
Advanced processing physics of micro molding and die drawing of polymers for control of properties

Professor Runliang Zhu, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Science andProfessor Steve Parker, University of Bath
Understanding the co-sorption of heavy metal cations and oxyanions at (oxyhydro)oxide-water interfaces

Professor Tida Ge, Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Professor Davey Jones, Bangor University
The role of rhizodeposition in carbon sequestration and nutrient mobilization in the subsoil of agricultural crops

Dr Juan Carlos Pardo Millan, Centro de Investigacion en Matematicas, A. C. and Professor Andreas Kyprianou, University of Bath
Contemporary stochastic processes with path discontinuities

Dr Guerda Massillon, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and Professor Jorge Kohanoff, Queen's University Belfast
Secondary electron spectrum generated by low-energy photons and its localization in bulk LiF environment

Dr Mario Arteaga-Vazquez, Universidad Veracruzana and Dr Jim Haseloff, University of Cambridge
Engineering small RNA-based gene regulation pathways in the primitive plant Marchantia polymorpha

Dr Alejandro Gonzalez Voyer, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Professor Tamas Szekely, University of Bath
Sex role evolution in birds

Dr Zama Katamzi, South African National Space Agency (SANSA) and Dr Anasuya Aruliah, University College London
Observations of thermospheric winds in the presence of traveling ionospheric disturbances (TIDs) over South Africa

Professor Tulio de Oliveira, Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal and Professor Paul Kellam, Genome Research Limited (The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute)
A phylo-epidemic analysis of a rural hyper-epidemic HIV setting in South Africa in an era of widespread use of antiretroviral therapy

Dr Grant Theron, University of Cape Town and Dr Mahdad Noursadeghi, University College London
Using transcriptional profiling to identify highly infectious patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis and determine when they become non-infectious

Dr Okan Tarik Komesli, Ataturk University and Dr Evina Katsou, Brunel University London
Advanced biological wastewater treatment processes

Dr Nathan Lack, Koc University and Dr Akane Kawamura, University of Oxford
Understanding the molecular mechansims of KDM3B in castrate resistant prostate cancer

British Academy Awardees:

Dr Renata Narita, University of Sao Paulo and Dr Gabriella Conti, University College London
Equilibrium labor market effects of non-contributory health insurance: Evidence from Mexico

Dr Sonia Fatima Schwendler, Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) and Professor Else Ribeiro Pires Vieira, Queen Mary University of London     
Gender and Education in Rural Areas in Brazil         

Professor Mischel Carmen Neyra Belderrain, Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica – ITA andProfessor Alberto Paucar-Caceres, Manchester Metropolitan University       
Operational Research in Brazil: A multi-methodological approach   

Dr Mathieu Turgeon, Universidade de Brasilia and Dr Philip Habel, University of Glasgow
The Causes and Consequences of Public Opinion on Affirmative Action Policies in Brazil

Dr Lincoln P. Fernandes. Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina and Professor Michael Toolan, University of Birmingham       
Translating Children´s Narrative: A Corpus-based Study    

Dr Nathalie Gimenes Sanches, University of Sao Paulo and Professor Emmanuel Guerre, Queen Mary University of London 
Parametric and Nonparametric Quantile Regression Methods for Asymmetric Ascending Auctions

Professor Neyra Belderrain, Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica – ITA and Professor Paucar-Caceres, Manchester Metropolitan University
Operational Research in Brazil: A multi-methodological approach

Dr Catherine Draper, University of Cape Town and Professor Gaia Scerif, University of Oxford
Executive function in South African preschool children from low-income settings  

Professor Lesley Wood, North-West University and Dr Mary McAteer, Edge Hill University
Ubunye:- Empowering Parents In Disadvantaged South African Communities To Support Classroom Learning

Professor Sophie Oldfield, University of Cape Town and Professor Clive Barnett, University of Exeter            
South African Urban Imperatives Past, Present and Future: Theory Building with Knowledge Beyond the University       

Dr Basak Cali, Koç University and Ms Lorna McGregor, University of Essex
Effects of International Human Rights Law on Public International Law and Its Sub-Branches

Dr Mehmet Ruhi Demiray, Kocaeli University and Dr Sorin Baiasu, Keele University     
Dealing Ethically with Conflicts Between Deep Commitments: A Dual Critical-Hermeneutic Approach     

Dr Serdal Temel, Ege University and Professor Mine Karatas-Ozkan, University of Southampton
Entrepreneurial Universities, Innovation and the Role of Technology Transfer Offices in Emerging Economies

Academy of Medical Sciences Awardees:

Dr Kirsty Donald, University of Cape Town and Dr Sarah Halligan, University of Bath     
Children exposed to trauma and violence in a high risk LMIC setting: elucidating risk and resilience for early health, behaviour and development

Professor Frank Tanser, University of KwaZulu-Natal and Professor Andrew Phillips FMedSci,University College London
An epidemic in retreat? Establishing the population impact of combination prevention strategies in a resource-poor, hyper-endemic rural African population

Dr Tatiana El-Bacha, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Professor Graham J Burton FMedSci, University of Cambridge
IN PROGRESS: Innovative placental research in obesity and related inflammatory processes- with advances in mitochondrial function and food bioactives

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