Staff news

Award for e-science project

Malcolm Atkinson, the University’s Professor of e-Science, has been awarded six-figure European Commission (EC) funding.

The award is for his role in a multi-national project that will develop e-science infrastructures to support vital earthquake and seismology research.

Virtual research

The Virtual Earthquake and Seismology Research Community in Europe ( VERCE) project, unites nine partners from five different European countries.

Pulling together earth scientists, seismologists, computer scientists, systems architects, VERCE seeks to develop a data-intensive e-science environment to be used to further understanding of earthquakes.

E-science is science enabled by the internet that uses large data collections and often grid computing, high-performance computing and cloud computing.

A well-known example of e-science is the CERN Large Hadron Collider.

Professor Atkinson is Director of the e-Science Institute and National e-Science Centre, and is the UK’s e-Science Envoy.

November grants

This EC grant for VERCE was one of 40 awards granted to the College of Science & Engineering in November, new ERI figures reveal.

The College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine had a particularly strong month, attracting 25 awards and earning significantly more in November than in the same period of the previous year.

Among grant recipients was Professor Timothy Walsh, of the School of Clinical Science and Community Health, who received more than £1.5 million for The Age of Blood Evaluation Study.

In the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Robert Logie of the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences was awarded more than £80,000 for research on visual working memory.