Oxford Martin School Funding Results, May 2012
Funding Announcement May 2012

Announcing our novel recipe
for intellectual innovation

Exploiting the power of modern genetics; developing vaccines without needles; computing inspired by biology; and safeguarding future human security. These are some of the research questions to be tackled by new academic teams at the Oxford Martin School following a highly competitive process for funding held over the past year.
£6.4 million is to be awarded to six new interdisciplinary research teams who will join our community of over 300 scholars working to address the challenges of the 21st century. The six new research programmes to commence in October are:
Viral infections


Exploiting the unprecedented power of modern genetics to understand the clearance of viral infections such as HIV and Hepatitis C.
Led by: Professor Angela McLean; Professor Rodney Phillips



Transforming vaccines against globally important diseases such as influenza and developing innovative needle-free delivery technologies.
Led by: Professor Adrian Hill; Professor Andrew Pollard; Professor Christoph Tang

Resource stewardship

Resource stewardship

Radically rethinking global resource stewardship to consider the tensions within an increasingly crowded world, accountable to future generations.
Led by: Professor Myles Allen; Professor Jim Hall; Professor Steve Rayner; Professor Kathy Willis

Human security

Human rights

Designing a new framework for human rights to deal with the unprecedented and unpredictable factors affecting the welfare of future generations.
Led by: Professor Sandra Fredman; Professor Simon Caney; Mr Dapo Akande
Quantum technology

Quantum technology

Learning directly from biological systems to develop quantum computing which will revolutionize current information processing capacity with impacts for climate predictions and drug discovery.
 Led by: Professor Vlatko Vedral; Professor Dieter Jaksch


Improving the resilience of critical global systems– food webs, the internet, the global financial system – in the face of growing risk and uncertainty.
Led by:
Dr Felix Reed-Tsochas