Head of ReDS
As the Head of Research Development and Support (ReDS), I lead a team dedicated to promote the BAS vision to deliver excellence, impact and leadership in science by working with a wide network of stakeholders to ensure UK and international priorities are addressed. Together with the BAS Director of Science, Director of Innovation and the Science Strategy Team, we will identify sustainable income streams, enable effective resource allocation, support successful project delivery, and share best practice.
I am responsible for ensuring the ReDS team provides strategic support to ensure we deliver our mission, ‘to act as an integrated service underpinning research at BAS, from inception to completion’. This includes adequate support to funding applications; sound financial and technical projects are setup; enabling collaborations and communication across teams; and disseminating the work of the project teams to wider stakeholders.
I joined BAS in 2015 as a Senior ReDS Manager. Since then, 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 work closely with Elaina Ford in Post-Award activities to ensure awarded funding will be adequately handed over and managed.
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.
ERC-WACSWAIN – European Research Council grant, led by the University of Cambridge. It aims to understand what happened to the West Antarctic ice sheet during the last interglacial period, between 115,000 and 130,000 years ago. This is led at BAS by Rober Mulvaney.
Past projects include:
- Circular Economy Metrics – An EU LIFE+ funded project led by Ellen MacArthur Foundation. It provides companies with a methodology and tools to assess how well a product or company performs in the context of a circular economy.
- FP7-ResCom (Resource Conservative Manufacturing) – This FP7 funded project will develop an innovative framework and a collaborative software platform for the industrial implementation of closed-loop manufacturing systems.
Qualifications and memberships
Associate Member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)
Member of the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA)
Coaching and Mentoring Management Level 5
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.