Additional 65 Early-Career Researchers Awarded ERC Starting Grant

In addition to the 325 early-career scientists awarded Starting Grants in September last year, the European Research Council (ERC) announced earlier this month another 65 winners of the 2016 competition. They will receive funding, worth up to €1.5 million per project, to build their own research teams and pursue their best ideas at the frontiers of knowledge. This year, around €96 million in additional budget was made available to the ERC. Just to name some of these projects where chemistry is central, there is a project on green organic “on-water” catalysis via novel quantum chemical methods and another one on the mapping metabolic regulators at a genome – scale to switch bacteria from growth to overproduction of chemicals.


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