The European Research Council allocates different types of funding and 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 Stockholm University who have been granted funding are:

Alexey Amunts, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, for the project “Protein synthesis in organelles”.

Anders Jerkstrand, Department of Astronomy, is awarded funding for the project “Three-dimensional spectral modelling of astrophysical transients: unravelling the nucleosynthetic content of supernovae and kilonovae”.

Oskar Karlsson, Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry, is granted funding for his project ”Paternal Epigenetic Inheritance: A man’s life experiences may impact health of his unborn children and grandchildren”.