AMMF Grants for Research

One of AMMF’s major objectives is to support specialised research teams in their work to find the causes, methods of earlier diagnosis, and effective treatments for cholangiocarcinoma (CC).

Since its inception in 2002, AMMF has now awarded over £1m (one million pounds sterling) in grants to support cholangiocarcinoma research at many of the UK’s leading research institutions, and internationally.

AMMF has funded or is currently funding research at:

    • Imperial College London
    • University College London
    • The Institute of Hepatology London
    • University of Birmingham
    • University of Cambridge
    • University of Edinburgh
    • University of Nottingham
    • University of East Anglia
    • University of Manchester
    • University of Liverpool
    • Universities of Madrid and Pamplona
    • University of Oxford

AMMF welcomes funding applications from research bodies for cholangiocarcinoma work. For more information, click here


The AMMF Cholangiocarcinoma Scholarship

AMMF’s new 3-year PhD scholarship award was announced in November 2017. The first of these AMMF funded PhD scholarships, £103,000 over three years, will be specifically to investigate the role of mutations in cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer).

The first scholarship recipient is Mollie Wilson. Throughout her 3-year PhD scholarship, due to begin in October 2018, Mollie will be based at The Boulter Lab, located in the MRC Human Genetics Unit at the University of Edinburgh, under the supervision of Dr Luke Boulter. The Boulter lab is rapidly establishing itself as one of the UK’s foremost laboratories researching cholangiocarcinoma.

AMMF’s Harry Corrigan presenting the first AMMF Cholangiocarcinoma Scholarship to Mollie Wilson at the charity’s conference 10.05.18

The Boulter Lab is located in the
MRC Human Genetics Unit,
University of Edinburgh


The University of Oxford

Dr Shijie Cai

Award:  £90,000

Given to support “An integrated proteomic and metabolomics approach to investigate the role of ubiquitin-specific protease 22 and its responsive pathways in cholangiocarcinoma”

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Universities of Edinburgh, Madrid & Pamplona

Dr Leonard J Nelson (Edinburgh)
Dr Francisco Javier Cubero (Madrid)
Professor Matías Ávila (Pamplona)

Award:  £67,000

Given to support work investigating, “A Novel Therapeutic Approach for Cholangiocarcinoma”

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Young Investigator Award

Dr Marina Baretti – Johns Hopkins University, USA

Award: $60,000*

This jointly funded award is given to support work on immunotherapy for metastatic cholangiocarcinoma over a period of one year.

The Young Investigator Award (YIA) is a scheme administered by the US Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO.

*Funded jointly by AMMF, The Bili Project Foundation, The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation and TargetCancer Foundation.


The University of Liverpool

Mr Marc Quinn

Award:  £24,500

Support funding given for Whole Exome Sequencing for the project “Identification of actionable drug targets in extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma”

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The University of Edinburgh

Professor Stuart Forbes

Award:  £70,000

To fund work on the potential of Notch and Wnt as therapeutic targets in cholangiocarcinoma.

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Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine
(The University of Edinburgh)

Dr Luke Boulter

Award: £33,000

For work towards “Discovering driver mutations in cholangiocarcinoma using forward genetics”

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University College London

Dr Hayley Whitaker

Total awards made 2012 -2014:  £70,376

Funding Dr Hayley Whitaker’s team in their work on the BI-010 biomarker.

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University of East Anglia
(Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital)

Dr Simon Rushbrook

Award:  £39,249

To fund work on “The Role of NRF2 in the Pathogenesis of Cholangiocarcinoma”

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The University of Manchester

Professor Juan Valle

Award:  £21,818

Given towards project management costs for the ABC-06 clinical trial.

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Imperial College London

Cholangiocarcinoma Biobank
Dr Shahid Khan

Award:  £30,000

To fund the establishment of a cholangiocarcinoma biobank, including technician funding, and equipment ( -80º­ fridge, an encrypted computer, consumables).

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Recently Completed Grants

For information on some of the recently completed AMMF awards for research, click here


AMMF Research Grants – Applications

One of AMMF’s major objectives is to support specialised research teams in their work to find the causes, methods of earlier diagnosis, and effective treatments for cholangiocarcinoma (CC).

AMMF welcomes funding applications from research bodies for cholangiocarcinoma work.  For more details, and how to apply for funding, please click here


June 2018

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