The CO Research Trust has awarded £1.1 million in grants, to help improve the understanding of carbon monoxide exposure.

Following a rigorous process, the Board selected four projects, which were awarded a combined total of £1.1m. This is the first time in the charity’s 18-year history that it has awarded this amount of money in one year.

Board Chair, Baroness Finlay of Llandaff said.

"We were all very impressed with the strong calibre of projects that applied for grants this year. It reflects the important work being carried out in this field. It gives us great confidence that we are moving towards a better understanding of carbon monoxide exposure, its effects, diagnosis, and treatment."

The four projects who have been awarded grants are.

Sheffield Hallam University

“Effects of low-level CO on vulnerable organs in the embryo and the adult”

University Central London

“Carbon Monoxide Toxicity: studies of a neuroprotective strategy in vivo and in a human cell model”

Institute of Occupational Medicine

"Annual Collation and Analysis of Published Materials on CO and Health”

University Hospital Aintree

“Extending the QIP for CO Diagnosis in Emergency Departments”

The latest round of grant awards means the Trust has invested almost £4m in research projects to date. It is committed to investing a further £1m in the next five years.

Chief Executive, Adrian McConnell said.

“Last year in July we held a sandpit event for the first time. The event brought together researchers, academics, industry professionals, organisations and charities. Discussions took place around the key challenges and focus of the priorities for future research projects, including possible collaborations. I believe we are now seeing the fruits of this exercise in the strong field of applications."

The Trust has recently announced that the 2023 CO Research Conference will take place on 14th June in Sheffield. Registration is now open for the 2023 event.

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About the CO Research Trust

The CO Research Trust is a registered charity which was established in 2005. The vision of the charity is a world where people are not exposed to carbon monoxide (CO).

For more information please contact;

Natalie Fleck

CO Research Trust

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