Dr Jamieson Awarded Innovation Fellowship
Dr Jamieson, Centre for Chemical Biology, has been awarded an Innovation Fellowship. The fellowship was awarded for the development of synthetic molecules that mimic the structure and function of proteins. These proteomimetic molecules are used by the group to disrupt protein-protein interactions implicated in Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.
Innovation Fellowships, funded by HEFCE, are competitive awards to develop the commercial potential of academic research and offer funding of £10,000 to each successful project. The key is commercialisation of ideas, products or processes, and the funding aims to help academic researchers reach out into the world of business and industry in spin-out companies or collaborative research ventures that may lead to commercial investment or contracts.
Dr Jamieson commented: “With the funding from the Innovation Fellowship we will employ a chemist over the summer to look at the potential of this new technology. We will then collaborate with industrial partners to look for ways to exploit it.”