4.7 million Euro and two ERC Advanced Grants for Stefanie Dimmeler and Andreas Zeiher
The European Research Council supports the projects of Stefanie Dimmeler and Andreas Zeiher with a total of 4.7 million euro for their high-risk projects aiming towards scientific breakthroughs. Stefanie Dimmeler receives the grant already for the third time. The exploration of the following topics will be funded for the next five years:
CHIP-AVS (Andreas Zeiher): The most common acquired heart valve disease is degenerative aortic valve stenosis. In this disease, the valve tissue is thickened and calcified. CHIP mutations in white blood cells might play a role in this process and will be characterized more precisely in the project. The goals are to discover prognostic biomarkers and to identify starting points for possible therapies.
ERC Advanced Grants are part of the main ERC frontier research grants 2022 funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HE FP) for Research and Innovation. The ERC’s main frontier research grants aim to empower individual researchers and provide the best settings to foster their creativity. Scientific excellence is the sole criterion of evaluation.
More information here: ERC Frontier Research Grants