Researcher Peter van der Meer of the UMCG/University of Groningen has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant. The European Research Council (ERC) awards these personal grants of two million euro to outstanding scientists. With this grant, the ERC stimulates groundbreaking research in Europe. Michael Dee has also received a Consolidator Grant.
Prof. Van der Meer is a cardiologist working on clinical and translational research topics to bridge the gap between bench and bedside. His work focuses on understanding the susceptibility to develop heart failure and exploring novel treatment targets and therapies in heart failure. For this, he uses 3D-tissue and stem cells, so to understand how heart failure happens. Through this, he wants to develop better treatment for patients suffering from heart failure.
The ERC supports talented young researchers in setting up research teams and starting up independent research projects. The Consolidator Grants are open to mid-career academics of all nationalities. An ERC grant enables researchers to initiate daring, ground-breaking research projects and open up new avenues in their fields.
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