New Vice President of the European Research Council
The ERC's Scientific Council has today elected Professor Klaus Bock as new Vice President of the European Research Council (ERC), alongside the current two Vice Presidents, Professors Mart Saarma and Núria Sebastián Gallés. Prof. Bock will take over on 1 January 2016, when the term of office of current Vice-President Professor Sierd Cloetingh ends. As Vice President, Prof. Bock will be in charge of the domain Physical Sciences and Engineering. The three Vice-Presidents are also members of the ERC Board, together with the ERC President and the Director of the ERC Executive Agency. The Board oversees the implementation of the ERC strategy and work programme established by the Scientific Council. The ERC has a budget of over €13 billion for the years 2014 to 2020.
Klaus Bock, who holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the Technical University of Denmark, has been a member of the ERC Scientific Council since February 2013. He was Chairman of the Danish National Research Foundation from 2004 to 2012 and was previously Executive Vice President for Research of Carlsberg A/S. He was the Champion of Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) 2014 held in Copenhagen.