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 £2m (two 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
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Leeds
  • Cardiff University
  • Universities of Madrid, Navarra and Pamplona, Spain
  • John Hopkins University, USA

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


University of Liverpool

Mr Marc Quinn

Award:  £25,000

Given to support work investigating, “Unravelling intra-tumoral
heterogeneity in cholangiocarcinoma through single cell RNA sequencing”.


Donostia University Hospital, Spain

Professor Jesús Bañales

Award:  £32,048

Given to support work investigating “The role of the transcription factor KLF5 in the etiopathogenesis of cholangiocarcinoma: new diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic strategy”.


Cardiff University

Dr Toby Phesse

Award:  £25,309.14

Given to fund work “Identifying the therapeutic benefit of targeting Wnt receptors in metatastic cholangiocarcinoma”.


University of Edinburgh, Scotland

AMMF’s Cholangiocarcinoma Scholarship –
awarded to Mollie Wilson

Award:  £103,000

Given to fund a 3yr Phd, “Understanding the role of seed cells and epithelian co-option in cholangiocarcinoma”.

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


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 & Navarra

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

Award:  £67,000

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

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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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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


February 2020