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ERC Starting Grant for Dr Gerrit Poelarends

09 February 2010

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to Dr G.J. Poelarends of the department of Pharmaceutical Biology. The ERC Starting Grant is a prestigious European research grant for individual researchers conducting innovative research. Poelarends has been awarded EUR 2 million, which will enable him to appoint five assistants for a period of five years.

Poelarends’ research concentrates on the development of new enzymes that can be used to manufacture drugs. These new enzymes, tautomerases, have extraordinary catalytic properties due to their unique structure.

In June 2009 other faculty researchers were awarded the ERC Starting Grant: prof. dr. Andreas Herrmann (Zernike Institute), prof.dr. Amina Helmi (Kapteyn Astronomical Institute) en dr. Andrey Baryshev (SRON / Kapteyn Astronomical Institute).

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