ERC Starting grant

Three ULiège researchers awarded with an ERC Starting Grant


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Francesca Rapino, François Thoreau and Pieter Van Cleynenbreugel have just been awarded an ERC starting grant to finance their research project of excellence.

Francesca Rapino - tRNAtoGO

Francesca Rapino, F.R.S.-FNRS research associate at the Stem Cells-Cancer Signaling Laboratory (GIGA Institute / Faculty of Medicine) of ULiège, has been selected to receive an ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council for her project tRNAtoGO. Endowed with 1.5 million euros, this grant was awarded to continue her research to describe the cellular origin of cancer stem cells (CSC) with the aim of developing new and more effective treatments.

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François Thoreau - "The BoS"

François Thoreau, researcher at the Spiral research centre, in Cité research unit (Faculty of Law, Political Science and Criminology), has been selected to receive an ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council for his project The BoS (The Body Societal: Unfolding Genomics Infrastructure in Cattle Livestock Selection and Reproduction). This €1.5 million grant was awarded to continue his research to study the deployment of genomics infrastructure in the selection and reproduction of livestock.

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Pieter Van Cleyenbreugel - EUDAIMONIA

Pieter Van Cleynenbreugel, researcher at ULiège Cité research unit (Faculty of Law, Political Science and Criminology), has been selected to receive an ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council for his EUDAIMONIA project. This grant of 1.5 million euros was awarded to him to continue his research in order to better understand and deal with the particularities, appearances, origins and impact of the European Union on the structuring and organisation of the administrations of its member states.

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