ERC in Galicia

Since 2007 over 300 researchers in Spain have obtained an ERC grant; 12 of them in Galicia [5th region in Spain]. Through Oportunius Galicia aims at achieving a better position in Spain and Europe and becoming an attractive destination for excellent science. The program expects to attract and boost research talent and position Galician R&D&I at the international forefront, thus contributing to the challenges set forth in the Smart Specialisation Strategies [RIS3] and in the Galician Industrial Competitiveness Agenda – Industry 4.0.

Galicia is the 5th region in Spain in number of ERC projects (2007-2016). Since the launch of OPORTUNIUS in November 2014 Galicia counts with 5 new ERC Starting Grants winners. A total of 13 ERC grants were awarded to 12 Galician researchers between 2007 and 2016.

ERC Grant holders 2007-2016

Researcher Project Institution ERC Call
David Posada González PHYGENOM: Models of genome evolution, phylogenomics and the tree of life. Universidade de Vigo Starting Grant ERC-2007-StG
José Francisco Rivadulla Fernández 2DTHERMS Design of new thermoelectric devices based on layered and field modulated nanostructures of strongly correlated electron systems Universidade de Santiago de Compostela Starting Grant ERC-2010-StG
Rubén Nogueiras Pozo OBESITY53: p53 as a New Mediator of Energy Balance in the Brain Universidade de Santiago de Compostela Starting Grant ERC-2011-StG
Miguel Antonio López Pérez ObERStress: Hypothalamic Lipotoxicity and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress: a New Pathophysiological Mechanism of Obesity Universidade de Santiago de Compostela Starting Grant ERC-2011-StG
Héctor Gómez Díaz MuSIC: Modeling and Simulation of Cancer Growth Universidade da Coruña Starting Grant ERC-2012-StG
Carlos Alberto Salgado López HotLHC: Hot and dense QCD in the LHC era Universidade de Santiago de Compostela Starting Grant ERC-2011-StG
José Luís Mascareñas Cid METBIOCAT: Metal catálisis in bilogical habitats: New strategies for optical bio-sensing and targeted therapy Universidade de Santiago de Compostela Advanced Grant ERC-2013-AdG
David Posada González Phylocancer: Phylogeography and somatic evolution of cancer tumor cells. Universidade de Vigo Consolidator Grant ERC-2013-CoG
Diego Martínez Santos BSMFLEET: Challenging the Standard Model using an extended Physics program in LHCb Universidade de Santiago de Compostela Starting Grant ERC-2014-StG
Javier Montenegro García DYNAP: Dynamic Penetrating Peptide Adaptamers Universidade de Santiago de Compostela Starting Grant ERC-2015-StG
Elena Ojea Fernández-Colmeiro CLOCK: Climate adaptation to shifting stocks Universidade de Vigo Starting Grant ERC-2015-StG
José Manuel Castro Tubío SCUBA CANCERS: Finding the genetic causes of contagious metastases under the sea Universidade de Vigo Starting Grant ERC-2016-StG
Carlos Gómez Rodríguez FASTPARSE: Fast Natural Language Parsing for Large-Scale NLP Universidade da Coruña Starting Grant ERC-2016-StG
Jose Francisco Rivadulla Fernández ANTS: A New Technology of microthermal Sensing for application in microcalorimetry Universidade de Santiago de Compostela Proof of Concept ERC-2016-PoC

Oportunius in figures [2014-2017]

Results of 2014-2017 ERC calls, since the launch of OPORTUNIUS in November 2014.

  • 5 ERC winners
  • 11 ERC finalists
  • 6 training workshops
  • 88 participants in workshops
  • 70 applications evaluated