At the European Campus, three researchers from the University of Basel and three researchers from the University of Freiburg receive ERC Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). The microbiologist Prof. Dr. Marek Basler, the chemical biologist Prof. Dr. Dennis Gillingham and the physicist Prof. Dr. Patrick Maletinsky, are among the awardees at the University of Basel and will receive a total of 6.7 million euros over five years. At the University of Freiburg, the chemical biologist Prof. Dr. Maja Banks-Köhn, the chemist Prof. Dr. Henning Jessen and the Islamic scholar Prof. Dr. Johanna Pink will receive two million euros each over a period of five years.
The ERC Grant is a prestigous funding instrument in Europe that supports innovative research projects of excellent researchers. A total of 301 funding applications were approved througout Europe in 2019. The ERC Consolidator Grant is part of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, the European Union’s framework programme for research and innovation.
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