Philanthropic Research Project 2018

Almost 10,000 votes were cast for three extraordinary research projects. And the winner is... PRP-logo

Dr Sophie Cox and her team's research engineering new medical systems to fight antimicrobial resistance.

Dr Andrew Beggs’ cancer research project growing mini tumours in the laboratory came in second, and Dr Paul Lynch’s work with children with disabilities in Malawi third.

Sophie says: ‘Thank you so much to everyone who voted. I think all three projects were a wonderful example of the impact our University strives for. Antimicrobial resistance is predicted to kill more people than cancer by 2050, so we’re really excited to push this important research forward to save lives.’

‘We’re engineering systems that will not only deliver antimicrobial drugs, but could also be used for a range of medicines. With fundraising and support from the University’s Enterprise team, we can take the technologies we’ve developed one step further.

‘I’m passionate about teaching, and this project makes a huge difference to the undergraduate and postgraduate students on our team, who have a chance to work on research with global reach.’

The University will fundraise for the winning project over the next year, so look out for future updates from Sophie and her team. Watch the videos the three finalists made below.  

How you can help 

If you would like to support any of the final three projects personally, please contact Sarah Harrison on 0121 414 9531 or at Thank you!

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