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14 December 2016

Three SUND researchers awarded prestigious EU grant

ERC Consolidator Grant

Three SUND researchers have each been awarded one of the coveted ERC Consolidator Grants presented annually to talented and experienced scientists.

A good helping of experience, combined with scientific results that testify to extraordinary talent and potential. These are just some of the qualities a researcher has to display to be considered for a coveted ERC Consolidator Grant. These grants, which run over a period of five years, are worth up to DKK 2 million – and this year, they have been awarded to three separate researchers at SUND. The delighted recipients are Professor Eva Hoffmann from the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Professor Anja Groth from BRI, and Professor Christian Adam Olsen from the Center for Biopharmaceuticals and the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology.

“An ERC Consolidator Grant is a significant international stamp of quality, awarded only to the most talented researchers. I am therefore both delighted and proud that SUND has fully three researchers who now have the chance to draw on solid support for their research. The three researchers work in completely different areas of SUND, and all represent key areas in fundamental research. I’m sure that their input will serve as inspiration and motivation for other young researchers,” says Ulla Wewer, Dean.

The grants are intended for researchers with between seven and twelve years of experience, and the intention is to help researchers consolidate their position within their chosen field of research, as well as to develop a successful career in Europe on an ongoing basis. The objective of the grant is to reinforce independent and excellent research, and the funding is awarded to researchers who have shown great skill and promise within their scientific disciplines at an early stage.

Read the portraits of the three researchers and their fields of research:

  • Professor Eva Hoffmann from the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
  • Professor Anja Groth from BRIC
  • Professor Christian Adam Olsen from the Center for Biopharmaceuticals at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology