With professor Wim Bogaerts (Ghent University), who secured an ERC Consolidator Grant in December ’16, the EMSP Teaching staff now hosts 6 ERC Grantees.
Set up in 2007 by the EU, the European Research Council is the first pan-European funding organisation for frontier research by individual scientists. It aims to stimulate scientific excellence in Europe by encouraging competition for funding between the very best, creative researchers of any nationality and age. The ERC Grants are thus very prestigious and highly competitive.
The other ERC Grantees among the teaching staff are: