IRIG researchers awarded three ERC Advanced grants
Categorie(s) : Life @ MINATEC, News, Research
Published : 1 June 2019
Of the 31 ERC Advanced grants awarded by the European Research Council (ERC) to researchers in France at the end of March, five were given to researchers in Grenoble, and three went to researchers at IRIG. Martin Blackledge is investigating the structural and dynamic behavior of viral-replication machines. Renaud Demadrille is developing dye-sensitized photovoltaic cells with variable self-adjustable optical transmission. And Giovanni Finazzi is studying photosynthesis in marine plankton, which is capable of absorbing almost as much CO2 as rain forests. ERC Advanced grants are awarded to established researchers with at least twelve years of research activity after their PhD. The grants can be for up to €3.5 million per project, including €1 million for equipment or access to large scientific instruments. The exact amount of the grant is determined on a case-by-case basis for each project.