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The European Research Council (ERC) supports outstanding scientists in order to advance frontier research and visionary projects and to open up new interdisciplinary fields of knowledge. Among its lines of funding are the Starting, the Consolidator and the Advanced Grant. Researchers from Heidelberg University have been awarded 50 ERC Grants in total since 2008.

 

Overview: 50 ERC Grants

  running total
Advanced Grants 8 19
Starting Grants 10 21
Consolidator Grants 10 10

 

Advanced Grants (since 2009)

Research Project Scientist/Institute
BRONZEAGETIN - Tin Isotopes and the Sources of Bronze Age Tin in the Old World
(€ 2,340,800)
Project time: 1 Aug 2013 - 31 Jul 2018
Prof. Dr. Ernst Pernicka, Institute of Earth Sciences
DynaStem - Dynamic, Stem Cell-mediated Self-renewal in the Drosophila Intestine
(€ 2,682,080)
Project time: 1 Jan 2011 - 30 Apr 2016
Prof. Dr. Bruce Edgar, Center for Molecular Biology (ZMBH), DKFZ-ZMBH Alliance, Faculty of Biosciences
EntangleGen - Entanglement Generation in Universal Quantum Dynamics
(€ 2,390,000)
Project time: 1 Oct 2016 - 30 Sept 2021
Prof. Dr. Markus Oberthaler, Kirchhoff-Institute for Physics (KIP), Faculty of Physics and Astronomy
ETMD ICEC - Efficient Pathways to Neutralization and Radical Production Enabled by Environment
(€ 2,500,000)
Project time: 1 Oct 2016 - 30 Sept 2021
Prof. Dr. Lorenz Cederbaum, Institute for Physical Chemistry (PCI), Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences
FUNREN – Functional Renormalization: From Quantum Gravity and Dark Energy to Ultracold Atoms and Condensed Matter
(€ 1,955,400)
Project time: 1 Apr 2012 - 31 Mar 2017
Prof. Dr. Christof Wetterich, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy
GABAcellsAndMemory - Linking GABAergic Neurones to Hippocampal-Entorhinal System Functions
(€ 1,870,000)
Project time: 1 Jul 2010 - 31 Jun 2015
Prof. Dr. Hannah Monyer, Clinical Neurobiology
Glowsome - Encapsulated Eukaryotic Ribosome Assembly
(€ 2,000,000))
Project time: 1 Sept 2017 - 31 Aug 2022
Prof. Dr. Eduard Hurt, Heidelberg University Biochemistry Center (BZH)
HEPCENT - Molecular Analysis of Hepatitis C Virus Neutralization and Entry for the Development of Novel Antiviral Immunopreventive Strategies (as co-investigator)
(€ 806,800)
Project time: 1 Apr 2009 - 30 Sep 2013
Prof. Dr. Ralf Bartenschlager, Centre for Infectiology
ICD - Intermolecular Coulombic Decay and Control of Photoinduced Processes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology
(€ 1,950,000)
Project time: 1 Jan 2009 - 31 Jan 2015
Prof. Dr. Lorenz Cederbaum, Institute for Physical Chemistry
ManISteC – Manipulating and Image Stem Cells at Work
(€ 2,561,920)
Project time: 1 Apr 2012 - 31 Mar 2017
Prof. Dr. Joachim Wittbrodt, Centre for Organismal Studies (COS), Faculty of Biosciences
MicRobE – Robustness, Evolutionary Optimality and Plasticity of Microbial Signaling
(€ 2,490,000)
Project time: 1 Dec 2011 - 30 Nov 2016 (moved to Marburg in 2014)
Prof. Dr. Victor Sourjik, Center for Molecular Biology (ZMBH), Faculty of Biosciences
MOBOCON – Model-Based Optimizing Control – From a Vision to Industrial Reality (as co-investigator)
(€ 796,800)
Project time: 1 Jun 2012 - 30 Nov 2017
Prof. Dr. Hans Georg Bock, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing
Nuclear Calcium - The Biology of Nuclear Calcium: General Principles of Adaptions and Strategies to Develop a Light-Induced Signalling Enhancer
(€ 2,400,000)
Project time: 1 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec 2014
Prof. Dr. Hilmar Bading, Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences (IZN)
PAIN PLASTICITY - The Molecular and Cellular Basis of Structural Plasticity and Reorganisation in Chronic Pain
(€ 1,992,000)
Project time: 1 Jul 2012 - 30 Jun 2017
Prof. Dr. Rohini Kuner, Institute of Pharmacology, Medical Faculty Heidelberg
PHANTOMMIND - Phantom Phenomena: A Window to the Mind and the Brain
(€ 2,300,000)
Project time: 1 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec 2014
Prof. Dr. Herta Flor, Central Institute of Mental Health
ScienceFore - The Science of Forecasting: Probabilistic Foundations, Statistical Methodology, and Applications
(€ 1,726,794)
Project time: 1 Jun 2012 - 31 May 2017 (moved to Karlsruhe in 2013)
Prof. Dr. Tilmann Gneiting, Institute for Applied Mathematics
STARLIGHT - Formation of the First Stars
(€ 2,464,896)
Project time: 1 Feb 2014 - 31 Jan 2019
Prof. Dr. Ralph S. Klessen, Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics
SYNGENE - Global Mapping of Synthetic Genetic Interactions in Drosophila
(€ 2.500.000)
Project time: 1 Aug 2012 - 31 Jul 2018
Prof. Dr. Michael Boutros, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) & Medical Faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University
TransFold – Molecular Biology of Nascent Chains: Co-translational Folding and Assembly of Proteins in Eukaryotes
(€ 2,069,000)
Project time: 1 Oct 2017 - 30 Sept 2022
Prof. Dr. Bernd Bukau, Centre for Molecular Biology of Heidelberg University (ZMBH)

 

ERC Starting Grants (since 2008)

Research Project Scientist/Institute
3FLEX - Three-Component Fermi Gas Lattice Experiment
(€ 1,469,040)
Project time: 1 Aug 2011 - 31 Jul 2016
Prof. Dr. Selim Jochim, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy
AMPCAT - Self-Amplifying Stereodynamic Catalysts in Enantioselective Catalysis
(€ 1,452,000)
Project time: 1 Jan 2011 - 31 May 2016
Prof. Dr. Oliver Trapp, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences
AncNar - Experience and Teleology in Ancient Narrative
(€ 1,383,840)
Project time: 1 Feb 2013 - 31 Jan 2018
Prof. Dr. Jonas Grethlein, Department of Classical Philology
ASYMMETRY - Measurements of CP Violation in the Bs System at LHCb
(€ 1,059,240)
Project time: 1 Jan 2011 - 31 Dec 2015
Prof. Dr. Stephanie Hansmann-Menzemer, Institute for Physics, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy
AtomPhotonLOQIP - Experimental Linear Optics Quantum Information Processing with Atoms and Photon
(€ 1,435,000)
Project time: 1 Jul 2008 - 31 Dec 2013
Dr. Jian-Wei Pan, Institute for Physics
BioStruct - Multiscale mathematical modelling of dynamics of structure formation in cell systems
(€ 750,000)
Project time: 1 Sept 2008 - 31 Aug 2013
Dr. Anna Marciniak-Czochra, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR)
ComMots - Communication Motifs: Principles of Bacterial Communication in Non-genetically Diversified Populations
(€ 1,496,840)
Project time: 1 Sept 2011 - 31 Aug 2016
Dr. Ilka Bischofs-Pfeifer, BioQuant, Center for Molecular Biology (ZMBH)
DrySeasonPf – Dry Season P. Falciparum Reservoir
(€ 1.500.000)
Project time: 1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2022
Dr. Silvia Portugal, Centre for Infectious Diseases, Parasitology
ENERGYMAPS - Revealing the electronic energy landscape of multi-layered (opto)electronic devices
(€ 1,497,931)
Project time: 01 Sep 2017 - 31 Aug 2022
JProf. Dr. Yana Vaynzof, Organic Electronics, CAM: Centre for Advanced Materials
EN-LUMINATE - Enhancing and Tuning Electroluminescence with Nanoantennas
(€ 1,496,684)
Project time: 1 Dec 2012 - 30 Nov 2017
Prof. Dr. Jana Zaumseil, Institute for Physical Chemistry (PCI)
ENTPAR – Entangled Parliamentarisms: Constitutional Practices in Russia, Ukraine, China and Mongolia, 1905-2005
(in contract negotiations)
Project time: 1 Apr 2018 - 31 Mar 2022
Dr. Ivan Sablin, Department of History
IWASAWA - Iwasawa Theory pf p-adic Lie Extensions
(€ 500,000)
Project time: 1 Jul 2008 - 30 Jun 2013
Prof. Dr. Otmar Venjakob, Institute for Mathematics
MUSTANG - Multi-scale Star Formation Across Nascent Galaxies
(€ 1,499,629)
Project time: 1 Apr 2017 - 31 March 2022
Dr. Diederik Kruijssen, Centre for Astronomy of Heidelberg University (ZAH)
NatCooP - How Nature Affects Cooperation in Commmon Pool Resource Systems
(€1,102,500)
Project time: 1 Aug 2016 - 31 July 2021
Dr. Florian Diekert, Alfred-Weber-Institut für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
NeuroVascular Link - Neuro-vascular communication in the neural tube during development
(€ 1,498,419)
Project time: 1 Dec 2012 - 30 Nov 2017
Dr. Carmen Ruíz de Almodóvar, Heidelberg University Biochemistry Center (BZH)
NoT - Narratives of Terror & Disappearance
(€ 1,200,000)
Project time: 1 Apr 2010 - 31 Mar 2015 (moved to Konstanz in 2011)
Prof. Dr. Kirsten Mahlke , Department of Romanic Languages and Literature
PAMDORA – Planetary Accretion and Migration in Discs Over All Ages
(in contract negotiations)
Dr. Bertram Bitsch, Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics
ParaMotSig - Receptor Signalling Mediating Malaria Parasite Motility
(€ 1,453,800)
Project time: 1 Apr 2012 - 31 Mar 2017
Dr. Friedrich Frischknecht, Medical Faculty Heidelberg
RANK - The Formation and Visualisation of the Social and Political Order of Princes in Late Medieval Europe. A Comparative Study between the Empire and England
(€ 900,000)
Project time: 1 Oct 2008 - 31 Aug 2014
Dr. Jörg Peltzer, Institute for Franconian and Palatine History
StemCellAdapt - Decoding the Environmental Adaption of Plant Stem Cell Control
(€ 1,494,000)
Project time: 1 Nov 2011 - 31 Oct 2016
Prof. Dr. Jan Lohmann, Centre for Organismal Studies, Faculty of Biosciences
THERMOREG - Peripheral and Central Mechanisms of Temperature Detection and Core Body Thermoregulation
(€ 1,400,725)
Project time: 1 Feb 2013 - 31 Jan 2018
Prof. Dr. Jan-Erik Siemens, Pharmacological Institute

 

Consolidator Grants (since 2013)

Research Project Scientist/Institute
CaTs n DOCs: Chemically and Thermally Stable Nano-sized Discrete Organic Cage Compounds
(€ 1,996,000)
Project time: 1 Apr 2017 - 31 Mar 2022
Prof. Dr. Michael Mastalerz, Institute of Organic Chemistry
cenRNA - The Role of RNA in Centromere Biology and Genome Integrity
(€ 1,896,250)
Project time: 1 June 2016 - 31 May 2021
Dr. Sylvia Erhardt, Center for Molecular Biology (ZMBH)
EMPIRE: Galaxy Evolution in the ALMA Era – The Baryon Cycle and Star Formation in Nearby Galaxies
(€ 1,659,451)
Project time: 1 July 2017 - 30 June 2022
Dr. Frank Bigiel, Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics
GEOMETRICSTRUCTURES - Deformation Spaces of Geometric Structures
(€ 1,570,327)
Project time: 1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2019
Prof. Dr. Anna Wienhard, Mathematical Institute
Habitat-OASIS: Habitability of Oceans and Aqueous Systems on Icy Satellites
(€ 1,995,250)
Project time: 1 Feb 2017 - 31 Jan 2022)
PD Dr. Frank Postberg, Institute of Earth Sciences
OntoTransEvol - Ontogenic Transcriptome Evolution in Tetrapods
(€ 1,535,488)
Project time: 1 Oct 2015 - 31 Dec 2020
Prof. Dr. Henrik Kaessmann, Center for Molecular Biology (ZMBH)
PLANTSTEMS - Decoding the Lateral Expansion of Plant Stems
(€ 1,999,000)
Project time: 1 Sept 2015 - 31 Aug 2020
Dr. Thomas Greb, Centre for Organismal Studies(COS)
QuStA: Quantum State Assembler
(€ 1,958,101)
Project time: 1 Apr 2017 - 31 Mar 2022
Prof. Dr. Selim Jochim, Institute for Physics
RSM - Rich, Structured Models for Scene Recovery Understanding and Interaction
(€ 1.998.281)
Project time: 1 Oct 2015 - 30 Sep 2020 (moved to Heidelberg in 2017)
Prof. Dr. Carsten Rother, Department of Physics and Astronomy
SYMCELLS – Resolving the molecular mechanisms of intracellular coral-algal symbiosis
(€ 2,272,485)
Project time: 1 Jun 2017 - 31 May 2022
Dr. Annika Guse, Centre for Organismal Studies (COS)

 

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