ERC Investigators

Since the European Research Council (ERC) launched in 2007, many innovative and ambitious projects by EMBL scientists have been awarded financial support by the ERC.

The ERC promotes frontier research by outstanding scientists and selects projects based solely on scientific excellence.

During their time at EMBL, the following scientists have been awarded funding across the three ERC core grant schemes: starting, consolidator and advanced grants.

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Advanced Grants

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Eileen Furlong

DeCRyPT 2019 – 2023

Deciphering Cis-Regulatory Principles of Transcriptional regulation: Combining large-scale genetics and genomics to dissect functional principles of genome regulation during embryonic development

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Lars Steinmetz

SystGeneEdit 2017 – 2022

Dissecting quantitative traits and their underlying genetic interactions via systematic genome editing


Consolidator Grants

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Miki Ebisuya

ALLOCHRONY 2020 – 2025

Quantitative Investigation of Interspecies Differences in Developmental Tempo

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Jan Korbel

MOSAIC 2019 – 2024

Relationship of Somatic Structural Variation Mosaicism to Aging and Disease Phenotypes

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Robert Prevedel

Brillouin4Life 2020 – 2025

Development of advanced optical tools for studying cellular mechanics at high spatial and temporal resolution

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Judith Zaugg

epiNicheAML 2022 – 2027

Mechanistic models of leukemia-niche interaction using multimodal single-cell profiling


Starting Grants

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Gautam Dey

KaryodynEVO 2023 – 2028

Evolutionary principles of nuclear dynamics and remodelling

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Svetlana Dodonova

3dchromArchaea 2023 – 2028

Chromatin 3D architecture in Archaea

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Tina Haase

3DVasCMD 2022 – 2027

Development of novel 3D vascularized cardiac models to investigate Coronary Microvascular Disease

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Michael Zimmermann

GutTransForm 2023 – 2028

Gut microbiota drug biotransformation as a tool to unravel the mechanisms of metabolic microbiota-host interactions


Synergy Grants


Proof of Concept Grants

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Theodore Alexandrov

METADRUG 2022 – 2023

Single-Cell Metabolomics for Drug Discovery and Development

EMBL has a long-standing tradition of scientific excellence that builds on highly interactive research Units and takes pride in the level of collaborative work engaged in by its Groups and Teams, involving both EMBL-internal and external collaborators.