ERC Grants for top researchers
The European Research Council (ERC) awards grants to excellent researchers. It encourages ground-breaking research in Europe. Since 2007, the University of Groningen has already received over 26 Starting Grants, 6 Advanced Grants and 2 Proof of Concept grants. This ranks the University of Groningen at the top of the ERC funding list in the Netherlands and among the most rewarded universities in Europe.
ERC Starting Grants aim to support up-and-coming research leaders who are about to establish a proper research team and start conducting independent research. ERC Advanced Grants allow exceptional established researchers of any nationality and age to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects that open new directions in their respective research fields or other domains. The Proof of Concept funding helps ERC grant holders bridge the gap between their research and the earliest stage of a marketable innovation.
The grants enable the University of Groningen to attract the most talented researchers. As such, the funding allows researchers to study subjects such as the evolution of galaxies and the causes of diseases in DNA. ERC connects highly qualified researchers. They inspire each other to work on interdisciplinary projects.
For questions concerning the ERC grants, please contact Neeltje Miedema.
Head of the Social Brain Lab of the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) and 0.1 FTE appointed at the Neurosciences/NIC department of the UMCG. Project: 'How the Brain Understands what goes on in Other People'
Professor of Photophysics and Optoelectronics at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials. Project: ‘Hybrid Solution Processable Materials for Opto-Electronic Devices’
Assistant Professor at the Institute for Technology, Engineering & Management. Project: ‘Control of Spatially Distributed Complex Multi-Agent Networks’
Assistant Professor at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials. Project: ‘Tuning Electronic Surface Properties by Molecular Patterning’
Associate Professor at the Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy. Project: ‘Novel tools to Read and Write the Epigenetic Code in Inflammation’
Assistant Professor at ERIBA. Project: ‘Stem Cell Regulation and Mechanisms of Regeneration’
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies. Project: ‘Systems Biology Meets Evolutionary Theory: Modeling the Genetics and Adaptation of Complex Traits’.
Professor by special appointment on Structure and Evolution of Radio Galaxies at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute of the University of Groningen. Project: 'Exploiting new radio telescopes to understand the role of AGN in galaxy evolution'.
Prof. Wijmenga is professor of Human Genetics at the University Medical Center Groningen. Project: Celiac disease: from lincRNAs to disease mechanism.
Professor at the European Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA). Project: ‘Cellular Protein Damage Control: Regulation of Aging-Related Protein Aggregation and Toxicity’
Professor at the Department of Experimental Hematology of the University Medical Center Groningen. Project: ‘Human Leukemic Stem Cells: from Identification Towards Targeting and Eradication’
Professor in Physics of Quantum Devices at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials. Project: ‘Quantum Optics with Spins in Solid State: The Power of Ensembles’
Professor in Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Engineering. Project: ‘Towards Safe and Productive Human Multitasking’
Professor at the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry. Project: ‘Modular Assembly of DNA-Based Systems; Bio-Inspired Artificial Allosteric Assemblies’
Professor at the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry. Project: ‘Self Replication in Dynamic Molecular Networks’
Professor at the Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute. Project: ‘Minimalist Multipurpose ATP-Binding Cassette Transporters’
Professor at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials. Project: ‘Single-Molecule Studies of the DNA Replication Machinery’
Assistant Professor at the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry and an associate member of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials. Project: ‘Molecular Systems and Interfaces’
Professor at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Project: 'Molecular Motors - Controlling movement at the nanoscale'
Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Groningen and Academy Professor of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Project: ‘OnQview: the Application of Non-Radioactive Molecular Imaging of Tumour Lesions for Selecting the Most Suitable Anti-Cancer Drugs’
Professor of Extragalactic Radio Astronomy at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute. Project: ‘The HI Story of Galaxy Evolution in the Nearby Universe.’’
Professor of the Biology of Ageing and Scientific Director of the new European Institute on the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA). Project: ‘The Role of Telomeres and Stem Cells in Ageing’
Proof of Concept grants
Assistant Professor at the Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute. Project: Commercial feasibility of triggered liposomal drug delivery by means of Modulated Channels