Five-year fellowship funding for researcher
Published: 27 August 2009
Dr Rudi Marquez, Ian Sword lecturer in organic chemistry, has been awarded a prestigious Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Leadership Fellowship.
Dr Rudi Marquez, Ian Sword lecturer in organic chemistry, has been awarded a prestigious Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Leadership Fellowship. He is one of 15 academics nationally to be awarded this fellowship and one of only two in Scotland.
The award, worth £1.04 million over five years, will fund Dr Marquez’s research work on ways to deliver the next generation of healthcare.
Dr Marquez, who is also a University harassment advisor, has been in Scotland since 2003 following the completion of his PhD studies at the University of California Los Angeles, and post-doctoral research at both Oxford and Cambridge universities.
He joined Glasgow from the University of Dundee in 2006 taking up a lectureship sponsored by University of Glasgow graduate Dr Ian Sword, benefactor to the University. Since his arrival in Glasgow, Dr Marquez has been working with a number of pharmaceutical companies researching new drugs.
He said: “I’m delighted to have received this prestigious fellowship which is a excellent platform from which to further develop and expand our work into the future of healthcare.”
EPSRC Fellowships provide support for talented researchers with the most potential to develop into the UK’s international research leaders. The call for applications for 2009/10 closes on 6 October 2009. For further information visit: www.epsrc.ac.uk
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First published: 27 August 2009