Three SciLifeLab researchers receive ERC Starting Grants

Published: 2018-08-14


Alexey Amunts, Tove Fall and Oskar Karlsson receive the prestigious Starting Grant from the European Research Council, ERC. Project funding amounts to up to 1.5 million euros each.

The purpose of the ERC Starting Grant is to encourage talented young research leaders in Europe to become independent and build their own careers. This year, 403 research projects in the EU will amount to a total of 603 million euros.

The researchers at SciLifeLab who have been granted funding are:

Alexey Amunts, Stockholm University/SciLifeLab, for his project “Protein synthesis in organelles”.

Tove Fall, Uppsala University/SciLIfeLab, for her project “The gut microbiota and its systemic effects on metabolism and atherosclerotic disease”.

Oskar Karlsson, Stockholm University/SciLifeLab, for his project ”Paternal Epigenetic Inheritance: A man’s life experiences may impact health of his unborn children and grandchildren”.