ERC Starting Grants 2016


Two young women scientists from ETH Zurich and one Professor from EPFL are to receive ERC Starting Grants. The European Research Council offers these grants to support talented young researchers as they embark on their academic careers. The selected projects come from several different research areas.

de-bockKatrien De Bock, Associate Professor of Exercise and Health, will use her ERC project to study how blood vessels contribute to muscle metabolism and the development of type 2 diabetes. The ultimate goal is to discover new molecular targets that could be used in therapeutic interventions.

rachel-grangeRachel Grange is an Assistant Professor in Photonics at the Institute for Quantum Electronics in the Department of Physics. With her ERC Starting Grant, she will research strategies to enhance nonlinear optical signal in oxide nanomaterials to avoid using high power sources and large interaction length. Her work will foster applications in biology as imaging markers and in optoelectronics as integrated compact optical devices.

raffaella-buonsantiRaffaella Buonsanti has started her position as Tenure Track Assistant Professor at at the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering (ISIC) of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in November 2015. She received her award for the project “Multifunctional Hybrid Platforms based on Colloidal Nanocrystals to Advance CO2 Conversion Studies“.

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ETH Professors awarded ERC starting grants

EPFL Professor awarded an ERC starting grant