Three researchers won ERC Proof of concepts
Three projects have been selected by the European Research Council (ERC) following the ERC Proof of Concepts grants call. They will each receive funding of €150,000 over 18 months to test the potential applications of their discoveries.
ERC Proof of Concepts grants are awarded by the European Research Council to recipients to explore the innovative potential of their scientific discoveries. After Aléna Skumatava (Institut Curie) in 2019, two researchers from Institut Curie and a researcher from ESPCI Paris are winners this year.
- Costantino Creton, research director at CNRS in the SIMM laboratory and Dean of research at ESPCI Paris for the ERC – POC FLUODAMAGE project. The project studies materials close to rupture, using molecular markers and non-invasive optical imaging techniques.
- Yohanns Bellaïche, leader of the team Polarity, Division and Morphogenesis at Institut Curie. Based on a deep learning program to track and understand cell dynamics, the ERC POC 2020 O-NEAT project will develop another program that can learn to recognize other interesting biological phenomena.
- Jean-Louis Viovy, research director emeritus at CNRS Laboratoire Physico-Chimie of Institut Curie (UMR 168 CNRS / Institut Curie). He designed a fabric on which researchers could test a number of treatment combinations in parallel and will now develop the process with the ERC-POC ERC-POC COMMiT project, supported partly by the microfluidics service of the Institut Pierre Gilles de Gennes (IPGG)