The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded its prestigious 2019 ERC Starting Grants for a total amount of €621 million to 408 European researchers at the start of their careers. Among them, two individuals at UCLouvain: Ana Beloqui Garcia (LDRI) and Anthony Papavasiliou (IDAM/CORE).
Ana Beloqui Garcia is a UCLouvain FNRS researcher associate. Her research focuses on oral drug delivery. Her project: NanoGut - Exploiting the pathophysiology of the gut towards innovative oral peptide delivery strategies.
Anthony Papavasiliou holds the UCLouvain ENGIE Chair. His research focuses on managing and optimising energy markets. His project: ICEBERG - Scalable Optimization of Power Systems with Flexible Demand and Renewable Supply.
ERC Starting Grants are awarded to young researchers at the beginning of their careers to enable them to build their own team and carry out innovative research in their respective fields. These grants amount to up to €1.5 million over five years per researcher and are part of the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.