Three New ERC Laureates at the ICM

Research Published December 12 2019
Fabrizio de Vico Fallani, Chargé de Recherche INRIA and Daniel Margulies, Chargé de Recherche CNRS have obtained the ERC Consolidator Grants.
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Fabrizio DE VICO FALLANI, Chargé de Recherche INRIA and Daniel MARGULIES, Chargé de Recherche CNRS have obtained the ERC Consolidator Grants, Jaime DE  JUAN SANZ was rewarded by the ERC Starting grant.

 

The ERC’s (European Research Council) mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research, on the basis of scientific excellence. The President of the ERC, Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, commented: “Since 2007, the European Research Council has attracted and financed some of the most audacious research proposals, and independent evaluations show that this approach has paid off. Researchers from all over Europe and beyond pursue their best ideas and are in an excellent position to trigger breakthroughs and major scientific advances.”

Two ICM researchers have recently obtained the ERC Consolidator Grants (funding estimated at an average of €2 million per grant):

Fabrizio DE VICO FALLANI with the project “BCINET: Non-invasive decoding of brain communication patterns to ease motor restoration after stroke”.

Daniel MARGULIES with the project “CORTIGRAD: Cortical gradients of functional integration”.

One ICM researcher, that joined the institute this year, have recently obtained the ERC STARTING Grants (funded estimated at an average of €1 million per grant):

Jaime DE JUAN SANZ with the project “SYNAPTOENERGY”: Molecular physiology of nerve terminal bioenergetics

 

ICM – Center of Excellence and laureate of 14 ERC grants since the Institute creation

The ERC offers four core grant schemes and one additional scheme:

  • Starting Grant (for young researchers at 2-7 years after PhD, extensions are possible under certain circumstances);
  • Consolidator Grant (for researchers at 7-12 years after PhD, extensions are possible under certain circumstances);
  • Advanced Grant (for senior researchers);
  • Synergy Grant (highly transdisciplinary research for 2-4 PIs at any stage of career to put in place a synergy, never seen before to solve challenges, impossible to be addressed by any of the PIs alone).
  • With its additional Proof of Concept Grant scheme, the ERC helps grantees to bridge the gap between their pioneering research and early phases of its commercialisation.

ICM has hosted and managed 14 ERC “fronteer research” grants as coordinator (including 8 ongoing), 2 as a partner, 2 ERC Proof of Concept grants as a coordinator.

14 ICM ERC Laureates :

  1. Alberto Bacci (finished): Self-Modulating Neurons in the Cerebral Cortex: From Molecular Mechanisms to Cortical Network Activities
  2. Mathias Pessiglione (finished): Why do we do what we do? Biological, psychological and computational bases of motivation
  3. Frederic Darios (finished): Role of endoplasmic reticulum in neurodegeneration: physiopathology of a form of hereditary spastic paraplegia as a model
  4. Claire Wyart (finished): Dynamic sensory-motor integration in spinal circuits
  5. Richard Miles: Epilepsies of the temporal lobe: emergence, basal state and paroxysmal transitions
  6. Edor Kabashi: Defining functional networks of genetic causes for ALS and related neurodegenerative disorders
  7. Stéphanie Baulac: Neurobiology of epilepsy genes
  8. Stanley Durrleman: Learning spatiotemporal patterns in longitudinal image data sets of the aging brain
  9. Nelson Rebola: Impact of NMDA receptor diversity in sensory information processing
  10. Nicolas Renier : Mechanisms of neuronal circuits remodeling in the adult mammalian brain
  11. Michel Thiebaut de Schotten: DISCONNECTOME: Brain connections, Stroke, Symptoms Predictions and Brain Repair
  12. Jaime de Juan-Sanz : SynaptoEnergy: Molecular physiology of nerve terminal bioenergetics
  13. Fabrizio de Vico Fallani: BCINET: Non-invasive decoding of brain communication patterns to ease motor restoration after stroke
  14. Daniel Margulies: CORTIGRAD: Cortical gradients of functional integration