An ERC Consolidator Grant award has been given to NCCR Chemical Biology member, Professor Suliana Manley, head of the Laboratory of Experimental Biophysics, at the EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences has been awarded .
A great honour that will allow her to expand her research work which combines super-resolution fluorescence imaging techniques with live cell imaging and single molecule tracking to determine how the dynamics of protein assembly are coordinated.
Manley’s awarded project is entitled Piko: Revealing the adaptive internal organization and dynamics of bacteria and mitochondria.
This project will take my group’s research in new and exciting directions. We will develop smarter super-resolution microscopy that will allow our instruments to adapt to the samples they image, and use that feature to reveal the physical principles governing the tiny interiors of bacteria and mitochondria.
ERC Consolidator Grants
The European Research Council’s (ERC) Consolidator Grants are given annually to researchers of any nationality with 7-12 years of research experience after completion of their PhD, as well as “a scientific track record showing scientific talent and an excellent research proposal”.
The Consolidator Grants, which generally provide funding for five years, are part of the ERC’s commitment to support “the highest quality research in Europe with competition-based financing”, with the ultimate aim “to establish and solidify European research as cutting-edge research.”