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ERC Grants

DKK 30 million awarded to excellent researchers at SDU

Today, two researchers at SDU each have been awarded a prestigious ERC Grant from the European Research Council for projects that will make us smarter on fertility and the methane cycle.

By Susan Grønbech Kongpetsak, , 3/17/2022

Two researchers at SDU are set to receive DKK 14.8 million each to pursue their original and ground-breaking research ideas. The grants are awarded by the European Research Council (ERC), which supports excellent researchers in building their own research teams.

Awardees of an ERC Grant:

At SDU, the following researchers have been awarded an ERC Grant this year:

  • Annette Baudisch, Professor MSO at SDU’s Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics (CPop).

    She receives the grant for her project Born once – Die once, investigating how to develop general principles to model and understand fertility in order to make more accurate projections of population dynamics in the future. Read more on the project here.
  • Amelia-Elena Rotaru, Associate Professor and head of her own research team at the Department of Biology.

    She receives the grant for her project Conductive Minerals As Electrical Conduits In Methane Cycling, which aims to understand how the interaction of certain microbes with mineral particles may affect the methane cycle. Read more about the project here.

This time around, the European Research Council has supported a total of 313 projects in 24 different countries with an ERC Consolidator Grant, 14 of which were awarded to researchers at Danish universities.

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Editing was completed: 17.03.2022