The European Commission awards Dr. Bert De Rybel (VIB-UGent) with a ERC Starting Grant. This grant, almost €1.5 million over 5 years, is one of the most prestigious grants for young researchers in the European Union. The objective of the ERC Starting Grant (European Research Council, founded by the European Commission) is designed to encourage young talented research leader to gain independence in Europe and to build their own careers.

Bert De Rybel (VIB-UGent): “Receiving the ERC Starting Grant is one of those special moments where you feel both supported by the scientific community and excited by the opportunity to tackle the next big question i​n your line of research.”

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