ERC projects

The European Research Council, ERC, provides funding for pioneering basic research of a high standard. The  ERC Advanced Grant is aimed at advanced-level scholars, while the ERC Starting Grant is aimed at promising young researchers starting their research career. The ERC funding is highly competitive, and the following University of Eastern Finland researchers and projects have secured it.
ERC Advanced Grant

· Helmi Järviluoma: Sensory Transformations and Transgenerational Environmental Relationships in Europe, 1950–2020 (SENSOTRA), 2016–2021
· Seppo Ylä-Herttuala: Novel Gene Therapy Based on the Activation of Endogenous Genes for the Treatment of Ischemia - Concepts of endogenetherapy, release of promoter pausing, promoter-targeted ncRNAs and nuclear RNAi (CleverGenes), 2015-2020 
· Seppo Ylä-Herttuala: Gene Transfer Techniques in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases and Malignant Glioma (FutureGenes), 2010-2015 

ERC Starting Grant 

  • Minna Kaikkonen-Määttä: Enhancers Decoding the Mechanisms Underlying CAD Risk (EnDeCad), 2019–2023
  • Alina Solomon: The Brain Health Toolbox: Facilitating personalized decision-making for effective dementia prevention (Brain Health Toolbox), 2019–2023
  • Kati Kulovesi: Slowing Down Climate Change: Combining Climate Law and Climate Science to Identify the Best Options to Reduce Emissions of Short-Lived Climate Forcers in Developing Countries (CLIMASLOW), 2016-2020
  • Annele Virtanen: Quantifying the atmospheric implications of the solid phase and phase transitions of secondary organic aerosols (QAPPA), 2014-2019
  • Rami Korhonen: Evaluation of Osteoarthritis Progression in a Patient-Specific Manner using Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computational Modeling (OAPROGRESS),  2011-2016

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