ERC Grants

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ERC Starting Grant (2016)

Dr. Matt Ikari has received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). It will allow the researcher to establish his own research group. Ikari has been at MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen for six years and during the funding period he will expand his research using new approaches to study earthquake areas.

ERC Proof of Conecpt Grant (2015)

Prof. Ursula Mirastschijski

Highly promising research on the topic of surface modulation to facilitate wound repair obtained from another project, ERC Starting Grant, resulted in a patent registration and award of a further ERC stipend, the Proof of Concept Grant “Surface modulation of wounds: Heal by inhalants! Novel drug-based treatment for excessive scars and chronic wounds.” Prof. Mirastschijski will now be working at the Centre for Biomolecular Interactions Bremen (CBIB), which is embedded in Faculty 2 of the University, where she will collaborate with Kooperationszentrum Medizin (KOM) in a clinical Phase I Study designed to transfer her research findings into clinical application.

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ERC Advanced Grant (2015)

Prof. Kai-Uwe Hinrichs

The European Research Council (ERC) has granted the Bremen geochemist Professor Kai-Uwe Hinrichs three million euros for her project called ZOOMECULAR. The project traces climate and environmental processes that occurred in the Earth’s early history by means of molecular imaging techniques.

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ERC Consolidator Grant (2015)

Prof. Rita Groß-Hardt

Biology Professor Rita Groß-Hardt carries out research on the topic of "Polyspermy"; that is fertilization of the female egg by more than one sperm cell, which in most living organisms would end in death. The European Research Council (ERC) is funding her project "BI-BLOCK" with an ERC Consolidator Grant. Rita Groß-Hardt is researching the strategies plants have developed to prevent polyspermy, and what happens when such mechanisms fail to work.

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ERC Consolidator Grant (2015)

Prof. Rebekka von Mallinckrodt

The Professor for History of Early Modernity has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant. Her project called "German Slavery" carries out research on "Trafficked People in the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation in the Eighteenth Century".

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ERC Consolidator Grant (2015)

Prof. Andreas Fischer-Lescano

The European Research Council (ERC) has approved funding over the next five years for Professor Fischer-Lescano‘s project called "Tansnational Force of Law". Professor Fischer-Lescano conducts research on transnational areas of legal policy that govern financial markets, Internet regulation, and policies regarding food sovereignty.

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ERC Consolidator Grant (2015)

Prof. Carsten Lutz

In his research project with the title "Custom-Made Ontology Based Data Access" (CODA), the Bremen Professor of Computer Science, Carsten Lutz, investigates how methods of artificial intelligence can be applied to the integration of data. The European Research Council (ERC) is funding his work in an amount of two million euros.

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ERC Starting Grant (2015)

Prof. Info Rohlfing

Political scientist Professor Ingo Rohlfing was awarded the ERC Starting Grant. The funding in an amount of 1.1 million euros will enable him to continue and expand his research on social scientific methods and techniques used in empirical research within his procect "ENHANCEDQMMR".

Mr. Rohlfing has accepted an appointment at the  University of Cologne. His ERC project was transferred to Cologne as of December 1, 2016.

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ERC Consolidator Grant (2014)

Prof. Heiko Pälike

Marine geologist Professor Heiko Pälike receives 1.9 million euros from the European Research Council (ERC) for a project bearing the title "Earthsequencing". Pälike is researching the Earth’s climate history over the past 66 million years.

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ERC Advanced Grant (2013)

Prof. Nicole Dubilier

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Professor Nicole Dubilier an ERC Advanced Grant worth 2.5 million euros. The ERC grant is to advance her work on the symbiosis between bacteria and mussels living in the proximity of deep-sea hydrothermal springs, or deep sea vents. Dubilier leads symbiosis research at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (MPI) and she is also Professor for Microbial symbioses at the University of Bremen.

The project is embedded in the MPI.

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ERC Advanced Grant (2011)

Prof. Ekkard Brinksmeier

Production engineer Professor Ekkard Brinksmeier is allocated 2.3 million euros by the European Research Council (ERC) to finance his research project called "CoolArt – the Art of Cooling". He is leader of the Laboratory for Micromachining (LFM) and Director of the Department of Manufacturing Technology at the University of Bremen’s Institute for Materials Science (IWT). Brinksmeier will use the money to continue his highly successful research on the subject of cooling lubricants.

The "CoolArt" project is embedded in the Institute for Materials Science (IWT).

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ERC Advance Grant (2011)

Prof. Antje Boetius

In her project ABYSS the Professor for Geomicrobiology at the University of Bremen and  lead scientist of the deep-sea research group at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association focusses on microbial symbioses on the ocean's ground.

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ERC Starting Grant (2010)

Dr. Kathrin Mädler

Biologist Dr. Kathrin Mädler receives funding in an amount of 1.4 million euros for her research in the area of molecular diabetology. In her project called "SIADIA: Siglecs as mediator of pancreatic cellular crosstalk in diabetes", Dr. Mädler is investigating the mechanisms of cellular communication inside the pancreas and the changes these undergo in patients of diabetes. In doing so, she is developing a completely new approach to diabetes therapy.

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ERC Starting Grand (2009)

Prof. Ursula Mirastschijski

Plastic surgeon Prof. Mirastschijski leads the Wound Repair Unit at the Centre for Biomolecular Interactions Bremen (CBIB) embedded in Faculty 2 of the University of Bremen. She has transferred her European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant “Keratinocytes and Matrix metalloproteinases: Driving force of skin wound contraction?” from the Medical University of Hanover to the University of Bremen. The research project investigates basics of wound repair with the aim of avoiding the occurrence of excessive scars and promoting the success of wound repair surgery.

© Universtität BremenProf. Kai-Uwe Hinrichs and his team receive 3 million Euros from European Research Council.

ERC Advanced Grant (2009)

Prof. Kai-Uwe Hinrichs

From April 2016, the DARCLIFE project led by geoscientist Professor Kai-Uwe Hinrichs will receive 2.9 million euros of funding. The DARCLIFE project, which is embedded in the University of Bremen’s MARUM center, researches unicellular organisms that inhabit the seabed.

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ERC Starting Grant (2007)

Prof. Kurosch Rezwan

The European Research Council has granted Professor Kurosch Rezwan 1.5 million euros for his research in the area of materials science. His project with the title “Bioceramics: Multiscale Engineering of Advanced Ceramics at the Biology Interface” is evaluated as excellent. Professor Kurosch Rezwan conducts interdisciplinary basic research on the development of innovative new materials for use in the fields of environmental and energy engineering, and medicine.

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