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22 Aug 2016

Commission appoints top scientists to the ERC's governing body

On 9 August 2016 the Commission has appointed two accomplished scientists from Germany and Greece to the the Scientific Council, the governing body of the ERC, for a four-year term of office. The two new members are Kurt Mehlhorn, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Informatics and Professor of Computer Science at Saarland University, and Nektarios Tavernarkis, Professor of Molecular Systems Biology at the Medical School of the University of Crete and Director of the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, at the Foundation for Research and Technology in Heraklion, Greece.

The ERC Scientific Council is an independent body that decides the strategy and distribution of ERC funding. All of its members are selected by an independent Identification Committee.

ERC Press Release

Photo credits: tavernarakislab, Max Planck Institute for Informatics

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