ERC 10 Event: Celebrating scientific excellence – what has EU research funding done for us?

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16 March 2017

Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm
Venue: Peston Lecture Theatre, The Graduate Centre Queen Mary University of London 327 Mile End Road London E1 4NS

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‘ERC 10 Event: Celebrating scientific excellence – what has EU research funding done for us?’

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the European Research Council (ERC), Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is showcasing its ground-breaking, ERC-funded, excellent research with talks by selected ERC grantees and a networking drinks reception.

Talks to cover exciting topics: from the radar tracking of bees to arthritis, to a 3D human tumour, to new bioactive materials to neutrino physics and muon spectroscopy.

With an opportunity to discuss projects with ERC grantees and poster showcase at the networking drinks reception. Event is free but please register.

ERC funds research with the potential to lead to advances at the frontiers of knowledge and has become a brand of scientific excellence and a recognised success story for the European Union

This event is part of the ‘ERC week’ (13-19 March 2017) which includes events across Europe.

QMUL speakers (18.00 – 19.30):

Opening Address by Professor Bill Spence, Vice Principal (Research). Followed by:

Fran Balkwill OBE, Professor of Cancer Biology, (ERC Advanced) using bioengineering techniques to grow the first complex 3D human tumour in the laboratory

Lars Chittka, Professor in Sensory & Behavioural Ecology, (ERC Advanced) on radar tracking technology studying bee navigation, as key pollinators, with implications for conservation management

Jesmond Dalli, Senior Lecturer, Sir Henry Dale Fellow and QMUL Lipid Mediator Unit Director, (ERC Starter) advancing the design of novel therapeutics for the treatment of chronic inflammatory arthritis

Alan Drew, Reader and Director of the Centre for Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, (ERC Starter), build and use of a new spectrometer: photomusr to map out the dynamics of excitons on molecules, with carbon specific spatial resolution and temporal resolution

Alvaro Mata, Professor in Biomedical Engineering & Biomaterials and Director of the Institute of Bioengineering, (ERC Starter) developing a new kind of strong and dynamic bioactive materials and reproducible scaffolds to advance regenerative medicine

Jeanne Wilson, Senior Lecturer in Particle Physics / Juno Director, (ERC Starter) probing the fundamental properties of the neutrino at the SNO+ experiment with implications for cosmology and astrophysics