Head of ReDS
I joined BAS in 2015 as a Senior ReDS Manager, part of the Research Development and Support (ReDS) team. I work alongside Tim Moffat and Sandra McInnes as part of the Pre-Awards Team. My main responsibilities include support BAS’s strategic priority to diversify research income from grants, contracts and other sources of funding to support all science and engineering areas within BAS; engage with teams across BAS to actively promote awareness of funding opportunities; to provide expert advice and guidance to scientists and engineers in all matters relating to international funding sources; and to target efforts to ensure quality proposals are submitted and won.
The majority of internationally funded (outside of NERC) projects at BAS are funded by the European Union through both their Framework 7 and Horizon 2020 programmes. For that reason, I am the Adviser for European Grants and BAS European Liaison Officer (ELO). Additionally, we have several projects funded by ESA (European Space Agency) and ONR (the US Office of Naval Research).
I am responsible for ensuring smooth funding applications and sound financial and technical projects are setup. This includes enabling collaborations and communications, and disseminating the work of the project development to wider stakeholders.
I work closely with Elaina Ford in Post-Award activities to ensure awarded funding will be adequately handed over and managed. I also am the project manager of FP7 SPACESTORM Project, led by Prof Richard Horne.
My current project(s):
FP7-SPACESTORM – Is a Collaborative Project funded by the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme to model space weather events and find ways to mitigate their effects on satellites. The 3 year project is coordinated by BAS, led by Prof. Richard Horne (2014-17).
I am the Project Manager and Programme Administrator is Ruth Driver-Breen.
Past projects include:
Qualifications and memberships
Associate Member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers
BSI Member of BS8001 – Sustainable Resource Management Committee (2014-2015)
Pereira, A and Fredriksson, C. (2015) Teaching Circularity using CES EduPack. European Journal for Engineering Education.
Pereira-Medrano A.G., Knighton M., Fowler G.J., Ler Z.Y., Pham T.K., Ow S.Y., Free A., Ward B., and Wright P.C. (2012) Quantitative proteomic analysis of the exoelectrogenic bacterium Arcobacter butzleri ED-1 reveals increased abundance of a flagellin protein under anaerobic growth on an insoluble electrode Journal of Proteomics. 78C:197-210. doi: 10.1016/j.jprot.2012.09.039
Evans C., Noirel J., Ow S.Y., Salim M., Pereira-Medrano A.G., Couto N., Pandhal J., Smith D., Pham T.K., Karunakaran E., Zou X., Biggs C.A., Wright P.C. (2012) An insight into iTRAQ: where do we stand now? Analytical Bioanalytical Chemistry. 404(4):1011-27. doi: 10.1007/s00216-012-5918-6
Pereira-Medrano, A.G., Margesin, R., and Wright, P.C. (2012) Proteome characterization of the unsequenced psychrophile Pedobacter cryoconitis using 15N metabolic labeling, tandem mass spectrometry, and a new bioinformatic workflow. Proteomics. 12(6): 775-789.
Wells M.A., Mercer, J., Mott, R.A., Pereira-Medrano, A. G., Burja, A.M., Radianingtyas, H. and Wright P.C. (2011) Engineering a non-native hydrogen production pathway into Escherichia coli via a cyanobacterial [NiFe] hydrogenase. Metabolic Engineering. 13(4):445-53.
Pereira-Medrano A.G., Forster S., Fowler G.J.S., McArthur S.L., and Wright P.C. (2010) Rapid fabrication of glass/PDMS hybrid mIMER for high throughput membrane proteomics. Lab On A Chip. DOI: 10.1039/C0LC00147C
Pereira-Medrano A.G. and Wright P.C. (2010) Chapter 119. Proteomics. Book chapter in Comprehensive Biotechnology, 2nd edition. Elsevier. Oxford, UK.
Pereira-Medrano A.G., Sterling A., Snijders A.P., Reardon K.F., Wright P.C. (2007) A Systematic evaluation of chip-based nanoelectrospray parameters for rapid identification of proteins from a complex mixture, J Am Soc Mass Spectrometry, 18(9): 1714 – 1725.