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Bristol researchers awarded BBSRC Discovery Fellowships

Dr Sofia Oliveira and Dr Vikki Neville

24 March 2023

Two academics from the University of Bristol are among the 22 researchers to receive Discovery Fellowships from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

Dr Sofia Oliveira, a Senior Research Associate in the School of Chemistry, has been awarded a Fellowship for her project 'Dynamical-nonequilibrium simulations – an emerging approach to study time-dependent structural changes in proteins'. 

Dr Vikki Neville, a Research Associate in Bristol Veterinary School, receives a Fellowship for her project 'Developing a translational and computational approach to studying animal affect and welfare'. 

BBSRC’s Discovery Fellowships are offered to individuals poised to become not only outstanding researchers, but outstanding leaders in their particular field.To be successfully named as a Discovery Fellow, prospective candidates must demonstrate that they are undertaking ground-breaking science that not only aligns with BBSRC’s strategic priorities, but that also has the potential to make real impact. 

The successful Fellows have each been awarded grants of up to £400,000 out of total fund of £8.9 million. 


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