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ERC Advanced Grants

Bernhard Nieswandt (2024)

Professor Bernhard Nieswandt is researching a cellular mechanism in blood platelets that appears to play an important role in inflammatory diseases. He has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for his work. Mehr


Tobias Brixner (2024)

The Würzburg physical chemist Tobias Brixner has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for his pioneering work in researching multiple electronic excitations. This makes Brixner one of the few researchers to have been awarded an ERC grant twice. In 2013, he already received an "ERC Consolidator Grant" (worth 2.7 million euros) for the career phase from six to twelve years after his doctorate, and now the new award in the competition for excellent research ideas at all career phases. Mehr


Martin Eilers (2023)

For the second time, Würzburg cancer researcher Professor Martin Eilers has received one of the prestigious ERC Advanced Grants. The award is endowed with 2.5 million euros.  In his project SENATR - Sensing Aberrant Transcription by MYC Multimers, Eilers wants to investigate how MYC proteins support the development of tumors. More


Prof. Dr. Vladimir Dyakonov (2022)

With 2.5 million euros from the European Research Council, Professor Vladimir Dyakonov will be able to pursue the development of a novel quantum sensor: The physicist was awarded an ERC Advanced Grant. More


Prof. Dr. Thomas Rudel (2019)

Professor Thomas Rudel receives a high-ranking award from the European Research Council. The microbiologist will receive 2.5 million euros for a new project to investigate pathogenic Chlamydia. More...


Prof. Dr. Frank Würthner (2017)

Würzburg chemist, Frank Würthner, has been awarded an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council worth EUR 2.5 million. He wants to use the money to push the conversion of solar energy to fuel. More...


Prof. Dr. Laurens Molenkamp (2016)

Top research pays off: After 2011, Professor of Physics Laurens Molenkamp from the University of Würzburg has been awarded a second Advanced Grant from the European Research Council worth 2.5 million euros. More...


Prof. Dr. Martin Eilers (2015)

Tumours of the nervous system: This is what a new project of the Würzburg cancer researcher Martin Eilers is about. The European Research Council has awarded him an “Advanced Grant” of about 2.5 million euros for this purpose. More...


Prof. Dr. Holger Braunschweig (2015)

Chemist Holger Braunschweig has joined an elite club of European researchers who have been awarded a second "Advanced Grant", the largest research grant offered by the European Research Council (ERC). Braunschweig will receive 2.5 million Euro in order to explore unprecedented new bonding possibilites of the element boron. More...


Prof. Dr. Klaus Schilling (2012)

Once again a top award has been given to a researcher of the University of Würzburg: Computer scientist Klaus Schilling wins a Euro 2.5 million research grant to study innovative technologies for picosatellites that work together. The grant is awarded by the European Research Council. More...


Prof. Dr. Holger Braunschweig (2011)

An ERC Advanced Grant worth 2.5 million euros went to Professor Holger Braunschweig. At the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, he is researching and developing novel compounds of the chemical element boron. More...


Prof. Dr. Laurens Molenkamp (2011)

Wafer-thin layers of material that conduct electrical current at the edge and not in the middle: Professor Laurens Molenkamp is researching such topological insulators at the Institute of Physics. He received an ERC Advanced Grant for 2.5 million euros. More...


Prof. Dr. Rainer Hedrich (2010)

Award for biophysicist Rainer Hedrich from the University of Würzburg: the European Research Council has given him a grant of 2.5 million euros for his work. Hedrich intends to use this money to acquire new knowledge about carnivorous plants. More...


Prof. Dr. Martin Lohse (2008)

At the Chair of Pharmacology, biomedical scientist Professor Martin Lohse is also conducting research into new analytical methods that are important for drug development. He received an ERC Advanced Grant of 2.5 million euros for this work.


* Grant solicited at JMU, but ERC grant winner has since left JMU.


** ERC grant winner was not yet at JMU at the time of approval.

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