The European Research Council has awarded an impressive nine Consolidator Grants to Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Universities researchers. The grants come with a sum of around €18 million for fundamental scientific research. A total of 29 researchers based in the Netherlands received the ERC Consolidator Grant. The Zuid-Holland universities received a third of the sum awarded in the Netherlands.
Four of the prestigious ERC Consolidator Grants were received in Leiden, three in Delft, and Erasmus University Rotterdam secured two. LDE Dean Wim van den Doel emphasizes the prestige and importance of these subsidies: 'The ERC supports the best European researchers and makes it possible for them to conduct curiosity-driven fundamental research. The Zuid-Holland region can be proud that there are so many recipients of the ERC Consolidator Grant at LDE Universities. In a country like Belgium, only a total of six grants were awarded.'
The list of awarded projects also shows how strong scientific research in Zuid Holland is. Van den Doel: 'It concerns political science, medical science, mathematics, financial economics and astronomy. From the study of the smallest particles to the explorations of the galaxy. The broad range of knowledge offers a great basis for interdisciplinary collaboration in the region.'
Overview of awarded projects:
Milena Bellin, Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC): Mini-HEART Human mini hearts: looking for culprits and victims in cardiac disease
Stan Brouns, TU Delft: DEFEND Novel mechanisms of adaptive and innate bacteriophage immunity
Simon Chauchard, Universiteit Leiden: POLARCHATS Polarizing Chats? Political Misinformation on Discussion Apps in India and Brazil.
Kristof Cools, TU Delft: BET3D March-on-in-Time: Boundary Element TimeDomain Domain Decomposition Methods
Simon Gröblacher, TU Delft: Q-ECHOS Generation and manipulation of quantum sound
Peter Koudijs, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam: HILL One of Man’s Greatest Inventions? Historical Insights into Limited Liability
Elena Maria Rossi, Universiteit Leiden: VEGA_P Probing our Galaxy from the Center to the outskirts
Claartje ter Hoeven, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam: GHOSTWORK The ghostworker's wellbeing: An integrative framework
Martina Vijver, Universiteit Leiden: ECOWIZARD EcoWizard: innovative nanomaterials require ecologically based safety assessment