The second round of CoSyst awards were made in March 2008 and a total of £74,445 was allocated.
The applications funded were as follows:
- £11,661 to Jan Strugnell, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, and Phillip Watts, University of Liverpool, Gene flow, adaptation and speciation in Antarctic octopus: consequences of climate change.
- £5,690 to James Cotton,, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, and Tobias Hill, Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London, A Novel Computational Approach to Bacterial Phylogenomics.
- £12,424 to Philip Wigge, Dept of Cell and Developmental Biology, John Innes Centre, and David Roberts, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Orchid-TEMPEST (Temperature Perception and Signal Transduction).
- £9,555 to Bryony Williams, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter, and Gareth Griffith, Institute of Biological Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Molecular evolution of Rozella allomycis: A primordial parasitic fungal lineage?
- £6,657 to Ralf Stanewsky, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, and Simon Coppard, Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum, London, The circadian clock regulates sea urchin lunar spawning rhythms to avoid hybridization.
- £3,468 to Noel Ellis, John Innes Centre, and Toby Pennington, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, The Molecular Basis of Tendril Diversity in Legumes.
- £5,130 to Martin Bidartondo, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and Jeff Duckett, Queen Mary, University of London, Evolutionary ecology of liverwort-fungal symbioses: molecular, experimental and functional analyses.
- £10,200 to Simon Creer, School of Biological Sciences, Bangor University, Sara Goodacre, School of Biology, Institute of Genetics, Nottingham University, Advancing mitogenomics via ultrasequencing: A case study in the diverse Araneae order.
- £9,460 to Richard Bateman, Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, and Beverley Glover, Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, Genetic and structural basis of co-evolution of bee orchids and their pollinators.