BIST researchers awarded 2019 ERC Proof of Concept grants

By January 13, 2020January 4th, 2021BIST, IBEC, ICIQ, ICN2

Three researchers working at BIST centres have been awarded ERC Proof of Concept grants in the third and final competition of the 2019 edition of this prestigious grant.

The European Research Council announced the final winners of the 2019 ERC Proof of Concept grants this month. The grants are awarded to principal investigators who are already working on an ERC frontier research project and now want to push their work to the next level by exploring its potential in terms of commercial or societal impact. All ERC Proof of Concept grant recipients already hold an ERC Starting, Consolidator, Advanced or Synergy grant.

Among the winners in this competition round are eight researchers in Spain, four of which are from Catalonia, and three of which work at BIST centres, bringing the total number of ERC grants received by BIST researchers up to 128.

The BIST awardees are:

Elena Martínez (IBEC) for a project entitled Ready-to-use cell culture plates for gut 3D models
See more: IBEC news piece

Paolo Melchiorre (ICIQ) for a project entitled Visible Light-Activated Photoinitiators for Applications in Domestic Coatings
See more: ICIQ news piece

Sergio Valenzuela (ICN2) for a project entitled Topological Insulator-Based Spin Orbit Torque MEMories
See more: ICN2 news piece

Congratulations to the winners!

More information can be found on the official ERC website.