Bridging the Gaps

Building a New Community: developing multidisciplinary research across QMUL

We have now closed our last call for pump priming of projects.

In its final year the project will focus on dissemination of results achieved through funded activities, maximising the project impacts, publicising project achievements, and public outreach activities.


All BTG funded teams will be invited to present the results of their collaborative work at the End of Year Workshop that will coincide with the Industrial Advisory Board meeting in November 2010, and at the final "Big Bash" event planned at the end of the project in 2011.


BTG is an EPSRC-funded project set up to facilitate multidisciplinary capacity building across QMUL. The project is now entering its third year.


It has so far run 11 focused workshops, events and seminars and has provided funding for travel grants and a lecture buy-out.  It has also pump-primed 10 cross-disciplinary research projects across many different schools and departments: EECS, SBCS, SEMS, Mathematics, and SMD.


We still have limited funds for events and seminars. If you would like to organise an event that might create new research collaborations in the future, or would simply like to speak to the project team, please feel free to contact us at any time. We will be running events until the end of the project in 2011.


BTG objectives:

  • To develop a shared understanding of issues and methods in modelling large scale systems
  • To facilitate staff mobility and overcome barriers
  • To enhance awareness of multidiscipline activity right across QMUL
  • To support your ideas to interdisciplinary working
  • To run a series of events to facilitate the development of cross-disciplinary research
  • To support pump-priming of research
  • To support (inward and outward) research visits that develop multidisciplinary capacity at QMUL
  • To disseminate results through postgraduate training and schools outreach work

All of the investigators will act as “research leaders” within their field, involving colleagues and research students in the project activities.

For more information, please contact the PI Dr John Schormans (, or the project manager

Dr Tijana Timotijevic (