ERC Ideas Advanced Grants

Erwin Peterman 2018
Erwin Peterman will investigate how cells can measure information from their environment. Many of our cells have a cilium, a hair-shaped protuberance, with which they can receive signals from the environment, such as chemical signals (smelling, tasting), mechanical signals (feeling) or light (seeing). The cilium not only works like a kind of antenna, it also looks a bit like this. Peterman will investigate the relationship between the function of the cilium, the structure and a specific continuous transport mechanism in the cilium, IFT (intraflagellar transport).
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Maurice Crul will investigate how the process of integration works for people of Dutch origin if they form a numerical minority in their new living environment. What conditions or circumstances are needed to achieve a silent integration in super-diverse cities?
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.SCIENCE
Wim Ubachs 2015Wim Ubachs searches for physical phenomena beyond the Standard Model of Physics through laser precision measurements in molecules and astronomical observations.SCIENCE
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.SCIENCE
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.FSW2013
 Marlies Glasius will investigate how authoritarian rule is affected by and responding to globalisation of information and communication, association, and people movement.FSW2012 
 Aat Liefbroer studies cross-national variation in the links between childhood disadvantage, family formation, and later-life outcomes.FSW2012 
 Matthijs Verhage investigates the gene networks responsible for the secretion of chemical signals from nerve cells in our brain.VUmc / SCIENCE2012 
 Jan Theeuwes investigates the effects of (monetary) rewards on visual perception and attention.FGB2012 
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.SCIENCE
 Gert Kwakkel investigates the role of brain plasticity for recovery of body functions and activities after stroke.VUmc / SCIENCE2011 
Cees Withagen and Rick van der Ploeg investigate pitfalls and paradoxes in the design of climate policy.SBE
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.SCIENCE
Erik Verhoef investigates the functioning, failing, and steering networks in movement and transport.SBE
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. FSW2009 
emptyDorret Boomsma conducts research on the role played by genetic factors in the differences between people in terms of illness, health and behaviour.FGB2008
emptyAndrew Tanenbaum conducts research on reliable and safe system software. SCIENCE