Germany celebrates 10 years of ERC and 1,000th ERC grantee
The European Research Council (ERC) is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year. At an event in Berlin marking this anniversary, organised by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Germany is also celebrating the winner of the 1,000th ERC grant awarded in the country (in total, the ERC has funded nearly 7,000 top researchers so far).
Dr Annika Jahnke, who has won the 1,000th ERC grant for Germany, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant that will allow her to develop novel ways to investigate chemical activity in the environment and for chemical risk assessment at the Helmholz Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig. The celebration includes presentations by Dr Jahnke and other ERC grantees about their cutting-edge research, as well as a high-level panel discussion on Germany's future within European top science. In total, the ERC has so far awarded around €2 billion to top researchers in Germany.
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