The ERC Proof of Concept Grants are awarded to recent winners of ERC grants working on high-potential research projects to bridge the chasm between scientific exploration and commercial innovation. Joost Schymkowitz (Switch Lab, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research) recently obtained a POC ERC of 150 000Euro grant.

Joost: “This PoC grant enables us to do translational research that will further derisk and greatly enhance the value of our invention for future potential partners.”

Previous POC grants have been awarded to projects undertaken by the labs of Jan Tavernier (VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology), Mohamed Lamkanfi (VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology), Matthew Holt (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research), Jan Cools (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology), Massimiliano Mazzone (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology) and Peter Carmeliet (VIB KU-Leuven Center for Cancer Biology).

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