PublISHED ON 22 April 2021

UpDATED ON 22 April 2021

Seven researchers in Sweden to receive an ERC Advanced grant

It has now been decided who will get an ERC Advanced grant. In total, 209 researchers will share more than 500 million euro. Seven of them have a Swedish host institution.

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

  • Joakim Lundeberg, TWIGA: Tissue-wide identification of genome alterations in cancer

Lund University

  • Lars-Erik Wernersson, Dynamism: Dynamic Properties of Ferroelectric III-V

Stockholm University

  • Christian Broberger, Together: E Pluribus Unum: Principles and Plasticity of Electrical Coupling in a Neuronal Network
  • Hiranya Peiris, CosmicExplorer:Exploring the Cosmos with the Vera Rubin Observatory
  • Lars Pettersson, GAS-WAT: Gases in Water
  • Meike Wagner, P-CITIZENS: Performing Citizenship. Social and Political Agency in Non-Professional Theatre Practice in Germany, France, Britain, Sweden and Switzerland (17801850)

Uppsala University

  • Per Ahlberg, Tetrapod Origin: Tracking our ancestors across the Devonian world: a new multidisciplinary approach to the origin of tetrapods

The ERC website has more statistics and a list of all the grant recipients.external link

The next call for Advanced Grants should open on 20 May 2021.

PUBLISHED ON 22 April 2021

UpDATED ON 22 April 2021

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