§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list the research projects at Dundee University sponsored by (a) the Science Research Council, (b) the Social Science Research Council and (c) the Medical Research Council and the amount of financial assistance being made available to individual projects.
§ Mr. Macfarlane
Grant support is being given to Dundee university for research as set out below:
(a) Science Research Council Project and Total grant £ Development of amorphous silicon devices 50,670 Unsteady flow in vibrating pipe systems 6,700 Durability of expoxy resin adhesive joints 18,769 Multi-spectral scanning MSS of the North Sea from satellites and correlation with seatruth data 36,950 Pulse fourier transform nuclear magnetic resonance of molecular complexes in the gasphase 4,462 Photochemistry of benzotriazine-3-N-oxides and cinnoline-1-and-2-N-oxides 11,050 Application of halophosphineractions to organic synthesis 11,250 Finite element methods for problems with significant first derivatives 11,137 Passive and active noise control 9,976 Computational methods for structural and functional relationships 12,200 Electronic properties of doped amorphous semiconductors 14,645 Theoretical investigation of modulated structures using Lisfhitz invariants and a macrospic theory 11,860
Characterisation and regulation of blue-green algal ribulose phosphate carboxylas E/oxygenase 9,154 Low potential proton-trans-locating oxidoreductions 12,943 Kinetics of laser initiated respiratory H + translocation How fast are H + movements from membrane to bulk phases 16,141 Genetic manipulation of bacterial growth efficiencies 6,098 Investigation into the genetics properties and catalytic-mechanisms of bacterial cytochrome oxidases 6,060 The regulation of non-shivering thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue at the level of the isolated cell 30,535 Mechanism of inorganic carbon entry and assimilation in algae 19,430 Nitrogen metabolism in symbioses involving blue-green algae 13,919 Differentiation and developmental biology of spores of blue-green algae 12,187 Role of phytohaemagglutinins (lectins) in N2-fixing symbioses between blue-green algae and eukaryotes 17,705 The nitrogenase-hydrogenase systems of the unicellular cyanobacterium aphanothece sp 14,108 Covalent links between polyamines and proteins in biological systems 2,904 Ph regulation in land plants in relation to long distance transport 18,639 (b) Social Science Research Council (i) Research grants Eye movement in reading 4,210 Representation of object concepts 7,536 Differences in labour productivity within UK manufacturing industries 2,400 (ii) Research contract An investigation of the social and environmental impact of oil related developments in the Highlands 12,899 (c) Medical Research Council (MRC) Further steps in mapping the developing mouse telencephalon 7,236 Immunological control of commensal micro organisms with particular reference to Candida albicans 16,446 The provision of computerised multiple ion recording facilities for the analysis of biological samples 4,620 Assessment of blood levels in the newborn 4,010 Assembly of multimeric membrane protein 19,303 The molecular basis of hepatic UDP-glucuronyl transferase heterogeneity 11,200 The molecular basis of the genetic deficiency of UDP-glucuronyl-transferase 25,535 Isolation and characterization of membrane-bound glucose-6-phosphatase from hepatic endoplasmic reticulum 21,342
Molecular basis of type 6 and type 3 glycogen storage diseases 12,893 Purification, substrate specificity and regulation of protein phosphatase involved in control of glycogen metabolism 20,342 The regulation of protein phosphatase III by heat stable inhibitor proteins 34,421 The regulation of glycogen synthetase by multivalent phosphorylation and the mechanism of action of insulin 44,578 A Beckman 890C sequencer and high pressure liquid chromatography system for identification of pthamino acids (essential equipment) 81,636 Regulation of detoxicating enzymes in mammalian tissues 52,045 Radioactive assays of xenobiotic metabolising enzymes and of steroid transport and biosynthesis 9,200 Membrane synthesis and its control 59,500 Synthesis and assembly of membrane-bound enzyme complexes 32,687 Regulation of fatty acid biosynthesis by phosphorylation/de-phosphorylation 35,583 Isolated corpus luteum cells: The sources of cholesterol used for luteal progesterone biosynthesis 15,915 Activation and solubilization of adenylate cyclase of the corpus luteum 23,646 Use of dermal collagen allografts and heterografts in the reconstruction of full-thickness loss skin wounds 24,236 Studies in clinical photobiology 9,368 A study of the pharmacokinetics of 8-methoxysoralen 12,031 Accurate cavity chamber dosimetry for neutron therapy 12,981 Effects of photoactivated drugs on chromosome structure 12,293 The genetic basis of psoriasis: An investigation of the possibility of an inherited defect in the epithelial cells 17,496 Ageing as a factor affecting drug response 74,299 Energetics and control of amino acid transport across the membrane of vesicles from human placental trophoblast 19,144 Hormonal regulation of intracellular (junctional) communication 37,072 Mitochondrial regulation of free calcium concentrations in isolated nerve endings (synaptosome) 19,432 Event related slow potentials of the brain 5,193
Research students are also being supported by the MRC, at an annual cost per student of £2,775, on the following projects:—
- Activation and solubilisation of Adenylate cyclase of the corpus luteum.
- Hormonal regulation of glycogen metabolism.
- Control of Hepatic microsomal drugmetabolising enzymes.
- Hormonal regulation of the protein phosphates which regulates glycogen metabolism.
- Determination of intrafollicular factors controlling the periodic growth of hair.
- Plasma/Erythrocyte lithium levels: Their relationship to toxicity and therapeutic effect.
- The effects of drugs on pyridoxine-dependent enzymes.
- Intestinal absorption of protein digestion products.
- Electrophysiological studies of mammalian pancreatic acinar cells.