Three INRAE researchers receive highly selective ERC grants
- Julie Reveillaud, a specialist in interactions between animals, bacteria and viruses, received a Starting Grant for her project ROSALIND. The grant will enable her to intensify her research on the interactions between the intracellular bacterium Wolbachia and its host, the common mosquito, Culex pipiens, in order to develop alternative control methods against insect-transmitted pathogens – a major public health issue. Find out more (in French)
- François Vasseur is specialised in the heredity of traits associated with plant productivity. He has received a Starting Grant for his project PHENOVIGOUR which focuses on the physiological mechanisms involved in the heredity of traits associated with plant productivity. His goal is to understand the performance of hybrid plants, originating from two unrelated lines, to better predict and understand plant selection strategies – a major challenge for agriculture. Find out more (in French)
- Olivier Berteau has received a Proof of Concept grant. The grant will enable him to conduct the ENTRAP project which aims at optimizing the biological properties of new molecules for applications in the field of the microbiota and in the fight against pathogenic bacteria. Find out more
Stella Césari, a researcher at the Joint Research Unit for Biology and Genetics of Plant-Pathogen Interactions (BGPI) at INRA’s Occitanie-Montpellier centre, will receive a Starting Grant for her ii-MAX project.
A specialist in the biochemistry of the microbiota, Olivier Berteau has been awarded a Proof of Concept grant from the European Research Council. This type of grant provides an opportunity to explore the innovation potential of a previous ERC grant project, in this case on the biosynthesis of active peptides.
Rut Carballido-López is the winner of a 2017 Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). The award will provide 1.9 million euros to fund her team’s research on the morphogenesis of bacteria, and ultimately to open up new doors to finding different modes of action for antibiotics.
Harry Sokol is a gastroenterologist who specialises in inflammatory bowel disease. He has always been passionate about science, and conducts research on the role of the microbiota in immunity. His work has been recognised by the European Research Council, who awarded him a Starting Grant in 2016.
Olivier Hamant and his team made a significant discovery by demonstrating how mechanical forces interact with an organism’s regulatory gene network to determine its shape and size. In 2013, he received a grant from the European Research Council for his project which aims at identifying how mechanical signals are perceived and interpreted by the plant to control its growth.