Research success by the dozen
Twelve professors from ETH Zurich have received a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. Over 33 million Swiss francs will thus flow into ETH Zurich in this round of awards. ETH Life presents the winning projects in two parts.
Franziska SchmidTop (from left): Erick M. Carreira, Martin Fussenegger, Dirk Helbing, bottom (from left):Hans Jürgen Herrmann, Donald Hilvert und Ursula Keller (Image: ETH Zurich)
With the Advanced Grants, the European Research Council (ERC) supports projects by established researchers. They are thus also regarded as special awards. In 2012 the ERC awarded the coveted grant to a total of 302 scientists from twenty-four different countries, twelve of whom teach and conduct research at ETH Zurich.