Marvin Tanenbaum and Jop Kind, both group leader at the Hubrecht Institute, one of the Academy's reasearch institutes, are awarded an European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant. The ERC-starting grants are awarded to support up-and-coming research leaders who have recently established their own research team in Europe. Floris de Lange, member of The Young Academy, also was awarded an ERC grant.
Marvin Tanenbaum receives the grant for his research on 'Single molecule observation and manipulation of gene expression dynamics to dissect mechanisms of cell cycle entry'; Jop Kind for his research project 'Single-cell epigenomics: quantifying epigenetic changes in individual cells using DamID'.
Floris de Lange receives the grant for his project 'Visual perception in Context'.
ERC Starting Grant
The ERC Starting Grants are awarded to 291 early-career researchers. The funding, worth in total €429 million and up to €1.5 million per grant, will enable them to set up their own research teams and pursue ground-breaking ideas. The grants are awarded under the 'excellent science' pillar of Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme.
These grants will also enable the selected scientists to build their own research teams, engaging an estimated 1,000 postdocs and PhD students as ERC team members. The ERC thereby also contributes to supporting a new generation of top researchers in Europe.