Medical research with the potential to deliver transformative change: grant from the Evelyn Trust

Medical research with the potential to deliver transformative change: grant from the Evelyn Trust

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    A laboratory scientist

Established as a charity in 1920, the Evelyn Trust makes grants to support medical research and health and wellbeing projects in Cambridgeshire. The Trust is particularly interested in research projects that have the potential to deliver transformational change, such as demonstration or pilot projects.

The Evelyn Trust has been an extremely generous supporter of the University since 2004, and has donated over £7 million to Cambridge to date.  The Trust has had an enormous impact on the University through its committed support of innovative ideas and early-mid career researchers.  

Most recently the Trust has awarded more than £570,000 to support a range of medical research projects in the University’s School of Clinical Medicine and School of Biological Sciences. These are:

  • Role of brain inflammation in early Parkinson’s dementia (Dr Caroline Williams-Gray)
  • Personalised prostate risk prediction (Dr Vincent Gnanapragasam)
  • Mitochondria and immune signalling (Dr Harriet Groom)
  • Mechanisms of kidney preservation by warm perfusion (Dr Sarah Hosgood)
  • Role of pressure slope in preterm baby ventilation (Dr Gusztav Belteki)
  • Cellular energetics and human disease (Dr Andrew Murray)

These recent projects so generously funded by The Evelyn Trust have the potential to be truly transformative and bring about meaningful change within the fields of clinical medicine and the biological sciences.

Further reading

The University's School of Clinical Medicine provides leadership in education, discovery and healthcare. More about research in the School of Clinical Medicine

Research in Biological Sciences at Cambridge is broad-ranging, encompassing animal, plant and microbial systems at scales ranging from atomic structures, through molecular, cellular and physiological processes to evolutionary, ecological and behavioural processes operating at the levels of populations and communities. More about research in the School of Biological Sciences


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