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Since 2007 the European Research Counsil has awarded research grants for high quality research in Europe. Below you will find a list contaning the ongoing projects at the University of Copenhagen.

ERC Grants 2014

Ayo Wahlberg Ayo Wahlberg
Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Social Science
'The Vitality of Disease - Quality of Life in the Making' (Starting Grant)

Albert SchliesserAlbert Schliesser
Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science
'Quantum Cavity Electro- and Opto-Mechanics' (Starting Grant)

David GloriamDavid Gloriam
Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medical Science 
'Determination of Orphan Receptor Physiological Agonists and signals' (Starting Grant)

Oliver GresselOliver Gressel
Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science
'First-principles global MHD disc simulations: Defining planet-forming environments in early solar systems' (Starting Grant)

Robin AnderssonRobin Andersson
Department of Biologi, Faculty of Science
'A systematic characterization of human regulatory architectures and their determinants of regulatory activity' (Starting Grant)

Tania Rinaldi BarkatTania Rinaldi Barkat
Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medical Science
'Studying the developing auditory cortex to dissect neural circuit functions' (Starting Grant)

Zach Gerhart-Hines
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Faculty of Helath and Medical Science
'Circadian Regulation Of Brown Adipose Thermogenesis' (Starting Grant)

ERC-Grants 2012

Ian David Hickson                            
Center for Healthy Aging, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
REPBLOCK: Site-specific DNS replication perturbation and its effects on chromosome segregation (Advanced Grant)

Professor MSO Mette Birkedal Bruun
Department of Church History, Faculty of Theology
MOS: Manifestations of Solitude: Withdrawal and Engagement in the long seventeenth-century (Starting Grant)

Associate Professor Anders Søgaard
Centre for Language Technology, Faulty of Humanities
LOWLANDS: Parsing low-resource languages and domains (Starting Grant)

Professor Anders Søndberg Sørensen
The Niels Bohr Institute, Ultra Cold Atoms and Quantum Optics,
Faculty of Science
QIOS: Quantum Interfaces and Open Systems (Starting Grant)

Assistant Professor Martin Pessah
The Niels Bohr Institute, Astrophysics and Planetary Science,
Faculty of Science
1ST-PRINCIPLES-DISCS: A First Principles Approach to Accretion Discs  (Starting Grant)

Professor MSO David Dreyer Lassen
Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences
HHPOLITICS: A Household Finance Theory of Political Attitudes and Political behaviour (Starting Grant)

Professor Mads Meier Jæger
Sociologisk Institut, Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet
UNITRAN: Understanding Intergenerational Transmissions: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach (Starting Grant)

ERC-Grants 2011

Professor Eugene Polzik
The Niels Bohr Institute, Ultra Cold Atoms and Quantum Optics,
Faculty of Science
INTERFACE: uantum Optical Interfaces for Atoms and Nano-electro-mechanical Systems (Advanced Grant)

Professor Jan Ambjørn
The Niels Bohr Institute, Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology, Faculty of Science
EQU: Exploring the Quantum Universe (Advanced Grant)

Professor Kristian Helin
Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC)
DNAMET: DNA methylation, hydroxymethylation and cancer 
(Advanced Grant)

Associate Professor Anja Groth
Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC)
CHROMATINREPLICATION: How to Replicate Chromatin - Maturation, Timing Control and Stress-Induced Aberrations (Starting Grant)

Associate Professor Anders Peter Brodersen
Biologisk Institut, Faculty of Science
MICROMECCA: Molecular mechanisms underlying plant miRNA action (Starting Grant)

Professor MSO Johan Peter Uldall Fynbo
The Niels Bohr Institute, Dark Cosmology Centre, Faculty of Science
EGGS: The first Galaxies (Starting Grant)

ERC-Grants 2010

Associate Professor Gemma Solomon
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
CHEMHEAT: Chemical Control of Heating and Cooling in Molecular Junctions: Optimizing Function and Stability (Starting Grant)

Associate Professor Roger David John Pocock
Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC)
HYPOXICMICRORNAS: Deciphering the microRNA response to hypoxia (Starting Grant)

Professor Peter Lodahl
The Niels Bohr Institute, Ultra Cold Atoms and Quantum Optics,
Facukty of Science
ALLQUANTUM: All-solid-state quantum electrodynamics in photonic crystals (Starting Grant)

Professor Eske Willerslev                
Natural History Museum of Denmark, Faculty of Science
Travels, transmissions and transformations in the 3rd and 2nd millennium BC in northern Europe: the rise of Bronze Age societies (Advanced Grant)

ERC-Grants 2009

Professor Dorthe Dahl-Jensen
The Niels Bohr Institute, Ice and Climate, Faculty of Science
WATERUNDERTHEICE: Where is the water under the Greenland ice sheet?(Advanced Grant)

Professor Uffe Valentin Haagerup
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science
OAFPG: Operator algebras, free probability, and groups (Advanced Grant)

Professor Nathalie Wahl
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science
2-3-AUT: Surfaces, 3-manifolds and automorphism groups (Starting Grant)

Associate Professor Vladimir Canudas Romo
Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
LONGEVITYBYCAUSE: Cause of death contribution to longevity: Modeling time trends (Starting Grant)

Associate Professor Michael Lisby
Department of Biology, Functional genomics, Faculty of Science
DEFACT: DNA repair factories how cells do biochemistry (Starting Grant)

ERC-Grants 2008

Professor Ib Henning Madsen
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science
TMSS: Topology of moduli spaces and strings (Advanced Grant)

Professor Kirsten Hastrup
Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences
WATERWORLDS: Natural environmental disasters and social resilience in anthropological perspective (Advanced Grant)

ERC-Grants 2007

Associate Professor Albin Sandelin                      
Department of Biology, Bioinformatics, Faculty of Science
DTSSCP: Determinants of mammalian transcription start site selection and core promoter usage (Starting Grant)