Grants from the European Research Council

Since 2007 the European Research Counsil has awarded research grants for high quality research in Europe. Below you will find a list containing the projects that University of Copenhagen coordinated when the grant was received.

Source: The EU-Commission's official invitations for contract negotiations.


Klaus Høyer

Making Sense of Health in an Age of Cross-Border Data Infrastructures
(Advanced Grant)

Joshua Brickman

Signaling decoded in ENhanCEr states – a molecular basis for plasticity in development and differentiation
(Advanced Grant)

Guillermo Montoya

Repurposing of CAST Systems as Next-Generation Tools for Genome Engineering of Mammalian Cells
(Advanced Grant)

Sabrina Ebbersmeyer

Women in the Nordic Enlightenment.Changing the narratives of early modern philosophy and uncovering women’s contribution to Scandinavian gender equality
(Advanced Grant)

Jakub Sedzinski

Morphogenesis meets Cell Fate: Dissecting how Mechanical Forces coordinate Development
(Consolidator Grant)

Sorcha Macleod

Mercenarism and the Accountability Void: Finding routes to accountability and remedy for the victims of human rights abuses perpetrated by mercenaries
(Consolidator Grant)

Roberta Sinatra

Quantifying AI-infused Science
(Consolidator Grant)

Naja Hulvej Rod

The multiple LAYERS of childhood adversity
(Consolidator Grant)

Pedro Waterton

The Chromite Record of Mafic Crustal Growth
(Starting Grant)

Magnus Pharao Hansen

Exploring the Deep History of Southern Uto-Aztecan Languages and Peoples: A Mixed Methods Approach
(Starting Grant)





Isabelle Augenstein

Explainable and Robust Automatic Fact Checking
(Starting Grant)

Lea Haarup Gregersen

The transcriptional response to oxidative stress
(Starting Grant)

Alisa Javadi

Photonic Quantum Technologies with Strain-Free Artificial Atoms
(Starting Grant)

Morten Kjaergaard

Novel Approaches to Error Detection and Protection with Superconducting Qubits
(Starting Grant)

Jakob Grunnet Knudsen

Paracrine signalling in alpha cells and the integration of mechanisms that control glucagon secretion
(Starting Grant)

Laura Mancinska

Quantum Information Processing with Interacting Parties
(Starting Grant)

Hernan Eduardo Morales Villegas

Evolutionary dynamics of genomic erosion and its application in biodiversity conservation
(Starting Grant)

Jose Victor Moreno Mayar

Tracing Indigenous American genomic history, subsistence strategies, health and their interplay through time using DNA from ancient masticated plant fibres
(Starting Grant)

Darach Jafar Watson

How Neutron Star Mergers make Heavy Elements (HEAVYMETAL)
(Synergy Grant)

Mette Rosenkilde

Molecular dissection of viral genomes for future antiviral treatments (MEDIVATE)
(Advanced Grant)

Darach Jafar Watson

When was Greenland ‘green’? – Perspectives from basal ice and sediments from ice cores. (Green2Ice)
(Synergy Grant)

Anders Svensson

When was Greenland ‘green’? – Perspectives from basal ice and sediments from ice cores. (Green2Ice)
(Synergy Grant)


Hannes Schroeder

Ancient Chewing Gums and the Archaeology of Alpine Lake Settlements
(Consolidator Grant)

Maria Escudero Escribano

Atomic-Scale Tailored Materials for Electrochemical Methane Activation and Production of Valuable Chemicals
(Consolidator Grant)

Maria Mälksoo

Ritual Action: Making Deterrence Matter in International Security and Memory Politics
(Consolidator Grant)

Kamilla Miskowiak

Altitude-like hypoxia cognition training to target brain erythropoietin as a novel mechanism of long-lasting enhancement of neuroplasticity and cognitive functions
(Consolidator Grant)

Elsa Yvanez

Archaeology: Archaeology of Dress along the Middle Nile
(Starting Grant)

Michiel Lambrechts

Theoretical Astronomy: EXOplanet Diversity and the Origin of the Solar System
(Starting Grant)

Amin Doostmohammadi

Biophysics: BioPhysical basis of Collective Mechano-Transduction: Bridging cell decisionmaking to multicellular selforganisation
(Starting Grant)



Associate Professor Stine Lomborg

Communication: “Datafied living: pursuing human flourishing through mundane self-tracking across personal, work and institutional contexts in the welfare state” (Starting Grant)

Assistant Professor Leonardo Midolo

Nano physics: “Nano-mechanical quantum photonic circuits” (Starting Grant)

Postdoc Frido Welker

Evolutionary genetics: “Hominin phyloproteomics for the Pleistocene: PalaeoPROteomics of Skeletal Parts for Evolutionary Research” (Starting Grant)

Assistant Professor Kathrin Rousk

Terrestrial Ecology: “Quantifying and upscaling nitrogen fixation in pristine ecosystems: Uncovering the climatic, ecological, and molecular control mechanisms” (Starting Grant)

Assistant Professor Martin Brandt

Geography: “Trees outside forests in global drylands” (Starting Grant)

Assistant Professor Helena Safavi

Biomedicin: “Toxin mimetics of human peptides as novel tools for drug discovery and design” (Starting Grant)





Associate Professor Kristian Bernt Karlson
Sociology: “Social Class Mobility in Comparative Perspective: Bringing Siblings In” (Starting Grant)

Assistant Professor Laura Vang Rasmussen
Geography: “Reinterpreting how forests support people's dietary quality in low-income countries” (Starting Grant)

Assistant Professor Rasmus Heller
Computational and RNA Biology: “Genetic admixture and its impact on domestication in the Bos genus: a model for genetic” (Starting Grant)

Associate Professor Veronika Fikfak
Constitutional Law “A nudge in the rights direction? Redesigning the architecture of human rights remedies” (Starting Grant)

Professor Anne Rasmussen
Political Science: “Advocacy in Digital Democracy: Use, Impact and Democratic Consequences” (Consolidator Grant)

Professor Gemma Solomon
Quantum Interference: “Challenging The Limits Of Molecular Quantum Interference Effects” (Consolidator Grant)

Professor Gunvor Simonsen
History: “In the Same Sea: The Lesser Antilles as a Common World of Slavery and Freedom” (Consolidator Grant)

Professor Simon Bekker-Jensen
Cellular and molecular medicine: ”Physiological roles of the Ribotoxic Stress Response” (Consolidator Grant)

Associate Professor Thomas Sand Jespersen
Solid-State Physics: “Tunable Hubbard Lattices in Semiconductor Nanowire Networks” (Consolidator Grant)

Associate Professor Charlotte Mehlin Sørensen
Biomedicine: “Super resolution Ultrasound Real time imaging of Erythrocytes” (Synergi Grant)

Professor Karsten Flensberg
Solid-State Physics: "Foundations of nonlocal and nonabelian condensed-matter systems" (Synergi Grant)

Associate Professor Kristine Bohmann
Marine Biology: “Quantifying the impact of major cultural transitions on marine ecosystem functioning and biodiversity” (Synergi Grant)


Professor Dan Zahavi
Philosophy: "Who are we? Self-identity, Social Cognition, and Collective Intentionality" (Advanced Grant)

Professor Morten Axel Pedersen
Anthropology: "The Political Economy of Distraction in Digitised Denmark" (Advanced Grant)

Professor Martin Bizzarro
Astronomy: "Probing the history of matter in deep time" (Advanced Grant)

Associate Professor Troels Kasper Høyer Scheel
Microbiology: "RNA regulation during viral infection" (Starting Grant)                                                                     

Associate Professor Timothy Peter Lynagh
Molecular Biology: "Exposing nature’s view of ligand recognition in ionotropic glutamate receptors" (Starting Grant)

Assistant Professor Kirsten Marie Ørnsbjerg Jensen
Material Chemistry: "Live Tapings of Material Formation: Unravelling formation mechanisms in materials chemistry through Multimodal X-ray total scattering studies" (Starting Grant)

Assistant Professor Ida Moltke
Bioinformatics: "Gaining insights into human evolution and disease prevention from adaptive natural selection driven by lethal epidemics" (Starting Grant)

Postdoc Edyta Roszko
Anthropology: "Transoceanic Fishers: Multiple mobilities in and out of the South China Sea" (Starting Grant)

Associate Professor Mikkel Jarle Christensen
Legal Sociologi: "The Global Sites of International Criminal Justice" (Starting Grant)

Professor Jan Komárek
Constitutional Law: "European Constitutional Imaginaries: Utopias, Ideologies and the Other" (Starting Grant)

Dr. Ditte Andersen
Cell Biology: "Identification of paracrine and systemic signals controlling adult stem cell activity and organ homeostasis" Starting Grant

Professor Matthias Christandl
Quantum Mathematics: "Efficient Conversion of Quantum Information Resources"  (Consolidator Grant)



Hans Christian Steen LarsenPostdoc Hans Christian Steen Larsen
Ice and Climate ‘Signals from the Surface Snow: Post-Depositional Processes Controlling the Ice Core Isotopic Fingerprint’ (Starting Grant).

Sebastian Marquardt

Associate Professor Sebastian Marquardt
Section for Molecular Plant Biology ‘Pervasive Upstream Non-Coding Transcription Underpinning Adaptation’ (Starting Grant).

Jacob BourlailyAssistant Professor Jacob Bourjaily
Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology ’Manifesting the Simplicity of Scattering Amplitudes’ (Starting Grant).

Marie PedersenAssociate Professor Marie Pedersen
Section of Epidemiology ’Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Acrylamide on Health: Prospective Biomarker-Based Studies’ (Starting Grant)

 Jonathan Z. Shik

Assistant Professor Jonathan Z. Shik
Centre for Social Evolution ‘Eco-physiological tradeoffs with crop domestication: have farming ants cracked the code?’ (Starting Grant).

Jan Olaf Mirko Härter

Associate Professor Jan Olaf Mirko Härter
Biocomplexity  ‘Cloud-cloud interaction in convective precipitation’(Consolidator Grant).

iikka Rinnan

Professor Riikka Rinnan
Terristial Ecology ‘Tundra biogenic volatile emissions in the 21st century’ (Consolidator Grant).

Nathalie Wahl

Professor Nathalie Wahl
Department of Mathematical Sciences ‘Loops and groups: Geodesics, moduli spaces, and infinite discrete groups via string topology and homological stability (Consolidator Grant).

Michael Thomas-Poulsen

Associate Professor Michael Thomas-Poulsen
Ecology and Evolution ‘DiseasE-FreE social life without Antibiotics resisTance’ (Consolidator Grant).

Hans H. Wandall

Professor Hans H. Wandall
Glycomics Program ‘Dissection of Glycan Function by Engineered Tissue Models’ (Consolidator Grant).

Eugene Simon Polzik

Professor Eugene Simon Polzik
Quantop Quantum mechanics in the negative mass reference frame (Advanced Grant).

Matthew James Collins

Professor Matthew James Collins
Natural History Museum of Denmark 'Beasts to Craft (B2C)' (Advanced Grant).



Associate Professor Group Leader Julien Duxin

Protein Signaling Program 'Mechanism of DNA-protein cross-link repair in S phase' (Starting Grant).
Peter Krogstrup

Assistant Professor Peter Krogstrup

Condensed Matter Physics 'Hybrid Epitaxial Materials for Novel Quantum State Detection and Manipulation' (Starting Grant).
Guus Kroonen

External Associate Professor Guus Kroonen

Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities 'The Linguistic Roots of Europe's Agricultural Transition' (Starting Grant).
Etienne Jean Michel Maisonneuve

Postdoc Etienne Jean Michel Maisonneuve

Biomolecular Sciences 'Control of Bacterial Multidrug Tolerance and Stress Response by Alarmone Synthetase SpoT' (Starting Grant).
Henrik Vigh

Professor Henrik Vigh

Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Social Science 'Criminal Entanglements. A new ethnographic approach to transnational organised crime' (Consolidator Grant).
Victoria Southgate

Associate Professor Victoria Southgate

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences 'How do infants mentalize? Bringing a neuroimaging approach to the puzzle of early mindreading' (Consolidator Grant).
Christian Olsen

Professor MSO Christian Olsen

Medicinal Chemistry Research 'Chemical Tools for Unravelling Sirtuin Function' (Consolidator Grant).
Eva Hoffmann

Professor Eva Hoffmann

Molecular Aging Program 'Repair capacity and genome diversity in mammals' (Consolidator Grant).
Peter Brodersen

Associate Professor Peter Brodersen

Computational and RNA Biology 'Reprogramming of small RNA function in plant-pathogen interactions' (Consolidator Grant).
Anja Groth

Professor Anja Groth

Groth Group 'New and Old Histones in Epigenetic Cell Memory' (Consolidator Grant).



Professor Jens Juul Holst

Professor Jens Juul Holst

Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences 'Reaching the effects of gastric bypass on diabetes and obesity without surgery' (Advanced Grant).
Professor Rebecca Adler-Nissen

Professor Rebecca Adler-Nissen

Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences 'Diplomatic Face-Work - between confidential negotiations and public display' (Starting Grant).
Institutleder Mette Rosenkilde

Head of Department Mette Rosenkilde

Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences 'Mumps VIRus EXploitation of the human adhesion receptor GPR125' (Consolidator Grant).
Klaus Lindegaard Høyer

Professor Klaus Lindgaard Høyer

Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences 'Policy, practice and patient experience in the age of intensified data sourcing' (Consolidator Grant).
Professor Tom Gilbert

Professor Tom Gilbert

Natural History Museum of Denmark 'Extinction Genomics' (Consolidator Grant).
Lektor Luis Ignacio Toledo Lazaro

Associate Professor Luis Ignacio Toledo Lazaro

Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences 'The Vitality of Disease - Quality of Life in the Making' (Starting Grant).



Lektor Ayo Wahlberg

Associate Professor Ayo Wahlberg

Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Social Science 'The Vitality of Disease - Quality of Life in the Making' (Starting Grant).
Professor Albert Schliesser

Professor Albert Schliesser

Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science 'Quantum Cavity Electro- and Opto-Mechanics' (Starting Grant).
Adjunkt Tania Rinaldi Barkat

Assistant Professor Tania Rinaldi Barkat

Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences 'Studying the developing auditory cortex to dissect neural circuit functions' (Starting Grant).
Associate Professor Zach Gerhart-Hines

Associate Professor Zach Gerhart-Hines

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Det sundhedvidenskabelige Fakultet 'Circadian Regulation Of Brown Adipose Thermogenesis' (Starting Grant).
Professor Christian Lund

Professor Christian Lund

Department of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Science 'State Formation Through the Local Production of Property and Citizenship'(Advanced Grant).
Professor Peter Lodahl

Professor Peter Lodahl

Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science 'Scalable Quantum Photonic Networks' (Advanced Grant).
Assistant Professor Guido Festuccia

Assistant Professor Guido Festuccia

Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science 'Dynamics of Supersymmetry in Curved Space' (Starting Grant).
Lektor Sune Toft

Associate Professor Sune Toft

Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science 'Connecting the Extreme' (Consolidator Grant).
Lektor Jes Kristian Jørgensen

Associate Professor Jes Kristian Jørgensen

Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science 'Setting the Stage for Solar System Formation' (Consolidator Grant).



Professor Matthias Christandl

Professor Matthias Christandl

Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science 'Multipartite Quantum Information Theory' (Starting Grant).
Lektor Stephan Wenkel

Associate Professor Stephan Wenkel

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science 'Designing microProteins to alter growth processes in crop plants' (Starting Grant).
Professor Ali Salanti

Professor Ali Salanti

Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences 'Targeting cancer using evolutionary refined pathogen derived antigens' (Consolidator Grant).



Lektor Alessandro Gori

Associate Professor Alessandro Gori

Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, Faculty of Humanities 'Islam in the Horn of Africa, A Comparative Literary Approach' (Advanced Grant).
Professor Ian David Hickson

Professor 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 Jan Philip Solovej

Professor Jan Philip Solovej

Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science 'The Mathematics of the Structure of Matter' (Advanced Grant).
Lektor Anders Søgaard

Associate Professor Anders Søgaard

Centre for Language Technology, Faculty of Humanities 'LOWLANDS: Parsing low-resource languages and domains' (Starting Grant).
Professor Anders Søndberg Sørensen

Professor Anders Søndberg Sørensen

Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science 'QIOS: Quantum Interfaces and Open Systems' (Starting Grant).
Adjunkt Martin Pessah

Assistant Professor Martin Pessah

Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science '1ST-PRINCIPLES-DISCS: A First Principles Approach to Accretion Discs' (Starting Grant).
Professor MSO David Dreyer Lassen

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).
International Researcher Jacobus Boomsma

International Researcher Jacobus Boomsma

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science 'Attine Ant Symbiomes' (Advanced Grant).



Professor Kristian Helin

Professor Kristian Helin

Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC) 'DNAMET: DNA methylation, hydroxymethylation and cancer' (Advanced Grant).
Professor MSO Johan Peter Uldall Fynbo

Professor MSO Johan Peter Uldall Fynbo

Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science 'EGGS: The first Galaxies' (Starting Grant).
Professor Kenn Gerdes

Professor Kenn Gerdes

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science 'Bacterial Persistence' (Advanced Grant).
Professor Jan Ambjørn

Professor Jan Ambjørn

Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science 'Exploring the Quantum Universe' (Advanced Grant).



Lektor Roger David John Pocock

Associate Professor Roger David John Pocock

Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC) 'HYPOXICMICRORNAS: Deciphering the microRNA response to hypoxia' (Starting Grant).



Professor Uffe Valentin Haagerup

Professor Uffe Valentin Haagerup

Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science 'OAFPG: Operator algebras, free probability, and groups' (Advanced Grant).
Professor Nathalie Wahl

Professor Nathalie Wahl

Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science '2-3-AUT: Surfaces, 3-manifolds and automorphism groups' (Starting Grant).
Lektor Vladimir Canudas Romo

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).
Lektor Michael Lisby

Associate Professor Michael Lisby

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science 'DEFACT: DNA repair factories how cells do biochemistry' (Starting Grant).



Professor Ib Henning Madsen

Professor Ib Henning Madsen

Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science 'TMSS: Topology of moduli spaces and strings' (Advanced Grant).