ERC Projects


The ERC's mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence.

The ERC complements other funding activities in Europe such as those of the national research funding agencies, and is a flagship component of Horizon 2020, the European Union's Research Framework Programme for 2014 to 2020.

Being 'investigator-driven', or 'bottom-up', in nature, the ERC approach allows researchers to identify new opportunities and directions in any field of research, rather than being led by priorities set by politicians. This ensures that funds are channelled into new and promising areas of research with a greater degree of flexibility.


PV-COAT (Consolidator Grant, 2015-2020)

Prosthetic Valve BioActive Surface Coating to Reduce the Prevalence of Thrombosis

Promotor: Prof. P. Lancellotti, GIGA-Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Liège, BELGIUM


DAMONA (IDEAS-ERC Advanced, 2013-2018)

Mutation and Recombination in the Cattle Germline : Genomic analysis and Impact on Fertility

Promotor: Prof. M. Georges, GIGA-Medical Genomics, University of Liège, BELGIUM


BRIDGE (IDEAS-Starting Grant, 2011-2016)

Biomimetic process design for tissue regeneration: from bench to bedside via in silico modelling

Promotor: Prof. L. Gerits, GIGA-In silico Medicine, University of Liège, BELGIUM