ERC: 6 excellence research projects in Aix-Marseille

On Thursday March 17, the European Research Council (ERC) announced the winners of the 2021 Consolidator Grants. Of a total number of 313 across 24 countries, 5 grants have been awarded to projects carried out in laboratories of which Aix-Marseille Université is cotutelle. Discover the winners!

Applications for the Consolidator Grants are open to researchers of any nationality with 7 to 12 years of post-doctoral experience, a highly promising scientific track record and an excellent research proposal. The funding is intended to support these researchers by helping them consolidate their teams and conduct pioneering research on topics and with methods of their choice.

Discover the 5 2021 laureates:

  • Raphaël Beuzart-Plessis, CNRS research director at the Institut de Mathématiques de Marseille (I2M, CNRS/AMU/Centrale Marseille) for his project entitled RELANTRA for "Relative Langlands Functoriality, Trace Formulas and Harmonic Analysis".

  • Sophie Bonnet, IRD research director at the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanology (MIO, AMU/CNRS/IRD/University of Toulon) for her project entitled HOPE for "How do diazotrophs shape the ocean biological carbon pump? A global approach, from the single cell to the ecosystem".
  • Elodie Choquet, teacher-researcher at the Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille (LAM, AMU/CNRS) for her project entitled ESCAPE for "Exoplanetary Systems with a Coronagraphic Archive Processing Engine".
  • Alexis Licht, CNRS research fellow at the Centre Européen de Recherche et d'Enseignement en Géosciences de l'Environnement (AMU/CNRS/IRD/Collège de France/INRAE) for his project entitled DISPERSAL for "A climatic or tectonic control on early primate dispersal? A new approach to investigate species dispersal in deep time".
  • Benjamin Morillon, Inserm research fellow at the Institut de neurosciences des systèmes (AMU/Inserm) for his project entitled SPEEDY for "Defining an integrated model of the neural processing of speech in light of its multiscale dynamics".

We are also pleased to announce the winner of an additional Starting Grant, 3 projects were already selected earlier this year:

  • Anabela Bensimon-Brito, group leader at Marseille Medical Genetics (AMU/Inserm) for her project entitled CARDIOCALC for "The fundamentals of cardiovascular calcification: from cells to therapy".

Congratulations to all the winners!

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