The life sciences were the big winners of European Young Investigators Awards Ceremony
The life sciences were the big winners of European Young Investigators Awards Ceremony.
Life sciences scoop the European Young Investigators Awards with projects on stem cell biology, genomic imprinting and more among the 25 winning research investigations to be led by talented young scientists.
With award money comparable to that offered by the Nobel Prize, the annual European Young Investigator Awards gives candidates more than a kick-start to their careers as lead researchers in cutting-edge scientific disciplines, ranging from understanding psychosis, seismology and the full moon, to the dynamics of molecules on organic transistors and new miniature bio-fuel cells.
EURYI provides skilled young scientists worldwide with a chance to create their own research teams in European research centres. The awards are given on the basis of the young researchers’ future potential, and their academic and research excellence.
With more than 450 applications filed in response to the 2005 call for proposals, competition was high for the final 25 grants. The successful candidates on hand in Prague to receive their awards of between €1 and €1.25 million will base their future work in 11 countries – Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
As testament to its growing importance in Europe, nearly one-third of the 25 young researchers were in the life sciences field.
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