Irish scientists win European funding ranging from €1.9m to €2.75m

Awards come from EU’s Horizon 2020 research budget

A project from Dr Lorraine Brennan of University College Dublin will look at the relationship between diet and health.  Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

A project from Dr Lorraine Brennan of University College Dublin will look at the relationship between diet and health. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

 

Seven scientists based in Ireland have won major grants from the European Research Council, ranging in value from €1.9 million to €2.75 million.

A project from Dr Lorraine Brennan of University College Dublin will look at the relationship between diet and health. Prof Anna Davies at Trinity College Dublin will study how food-sharing could help make our cities more sustainable.

The awards come from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research budget under its “consolidator grant” programme.

This supports researchers of any nationality or age but with more than seven and up to 12 years experience after gaining their PhD. The grants run for up to five years.

Prof Daniel Kelly at Trinity will use his award to study a 3-D printing approach using biomolecules to regenerate joints. Dr Madeleine Lowery of UCD is working on brain stimulation and Parkinson’s disease.Dr Ruth Britto of Trinity will working in quantum theory and Prof Wolfgang Schmitt of Trinity on sustainable fuel-producing systems. Prof David Stifter of Maynooth will develop a way to date early Irish language and literature to assess how it fits into wider European culture.