Prof Roman Jerala of National Insitute of Chemistry awarded an ERC Advanced Grant
(Brussels, April 6 2018)
The European Research
Council (ERC) has today announced results of the latest Advanced Grants
Prof Roman Jerala of the National Institute of Chemistry successfully
received support to the project MaCChines (Molecular machines based on
coiled-coil protein origami).
As highlighted in the ERC press release, Prof Jerala will build new class of
molecular machines based on proteins.
The President of the ERC, Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, commented: "The
diversity and boldness of the research in this latest funding round is again
impressive. The selected researchers explore the brink of the unknown, the ideal
setting to make breakthroughs. If the past is any guide to the future, the ERC
is set to continue betting on audacious scientific projects – the latest review
shows again that over 70% of ERC-funded research led to discoveries and major
scientific advances. " (Source: ERC Press Release)
In total, 269 senior researchers of 27 nationalities were awarded in the
total value of 653 million Euros.
ERC tweet on AdvG call results
Prof Jerala's ERC grant is the sixth ERC grant, located in research
organisation in Slovenia and the fourth Advanced Grant.
Prof Roman Jerala acts as an ARRS Scientific council member.