Two KI researchers receive ERC Consolidator Grants

Published 2016-01-28 16:23. Updated 2016-02-08 13:21Denna sida på svenska

Weimin Ye and Gonçalo Castelo-Branco, both researchers at Karolinska Institutet, have been awarded ERC Consolidator Grants in the 2015 call for applications. The grant, which is for up to 2.75 million euro, is for researchers who have recently started a research group and who are seeking to enhance their role as principal investigator.

Weimin Ye at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics researches the causes of tumours in the airways and gastrointestinal tract, such as the part played by the bacterial flora in the development of stomach cancer.

Gonçalo Castelo-Branco at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics focuses his research on how molecular mechanisms regulate transitions between epigenetic states in stem cells and precursor cells in the nerve system and other organs.