ERC Ideas Advanced Grants

Kjeld EikemaKjeld Eikema will test one of the most successful theories in physics, Quantum Electrodynamics (QED), in a new manner with helium+ ions. QED is an important part of the so-called Standard Model which describes all elementary particles and their interactions.FES2015
Wim Ubachs 2015Wim Ubachs searches for physical phenomena beyond the Standard Model of Physics through laser precision measurements in molecules and astronomical observations.FES2014
Eus van Someren 2015Eus Van Someren applies large-scale internet and ambulatory assessment, MRI and HD-EEG for early detection of insomniacs at risk of depression and for optimization of preventive interventions.FELS2014
Yvette van kooykYvette van Kooyk uses new nanotechnologies to develop vaccines against infectious diseases and cancer.VUmc2013
Bert KlandermansBert Klandermans does international comparative research into participation in political parties and protest movements.FSS2013
 Marlies Glasius will investigate how authoritarian rule is affected by and responding to globalisation of information and communication, association, and people movement.FSS2012 
 Aat Liefbroer studies cross-national variation in the links between childhood disadvantage, family formation, and later-life outcomes.FSS2012 
 Chris Meijer investigates the development of biomarkers for identifying positive cervico-/vaginal specimens in self-collected HPV of women with a very high risk of cervical cancer.VUmc2012 
 Matthijs Verhage investigates the gene networks responsible for the secretion of chemical signals from nerve cells in our brain.VUmc/FELS2012 
 Jan Theeuwes investigates the effects of (monetary) rewards on visual perception and attention.FPE2012 
Piet Mulders conducts research on the quark and gluon structure of subatomic particles to provide new ideas for experiments to uncover the secrets underlying the Standard Model of Particle Physics.FS2012 
 Gert Kwakkel investigates the role of brain plasticity for recovery of body functions and activities after stroke.VUmc/FHMS2011 
Cees Withagen and Rick van der Ploeg investigate pitfalls and paradoxes in the design of climate policy.FEBA2010
In nature the pigments important in photosynthesis are bound to proteins. Rienk van Grondelle will use ultrafast lasers to study how the protein environment has optimized the process of photosynthesis.FS2010
Erik Verhoef investigates the functioning, failing, and steering networks in movement and transport.FEBA2009 
Gary Marks investigates the causes and consequences of a major policy development—multilevel governance—the dispersion of authority away from central states to subnational and supranational levels. FSS 2009 
emptyDorret Boomsma conducts research on the role played by genetic factors in the differences between people in terms of illness, health and behaviour.FPE2008
emptyAndrew Tanenbaum conducts research on reliable and safe system software. FOS2008