Visiting Professors Lauri Aaltonen and Patrick Cramer have both been awarded ERC Advanced grants. The ERC Advanced Grants are designed for established and world leading researchers who strive to pursue ground-breaking research with exceptional scientific ambition. The funding is up to 2.5 million Euros per grant and lasts up to five years.
Visiting Professor Lauri Aaltonen has been awarded an ERC Advanced grant for the MYCLASS research project, which focuses on development of new kinds of diagnostics and drug treatments for uterine myomas. Myomas, benign growths that develop within the muscle tissue of the uterus, affect approximately one in four women by the age of 45, and are often accompanied by difficult symptoms such as exceptionally heavy menstrual bleeding, anaemia and pain. Myomas are the leading reason for hysterectomies.
Lauri Aaltonen is active at the University of Helsinki, Finland, and since 2016 affiliated to CIMED and active as Visiting Professor at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at KI.
Visiting Professor Patrick Cramer has been awarded an ERC Advanced grant for the TRANSREGULON research project ”Structural biology of mammalian transcription regulation”.
Patrick Cramer is active at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany, and since 2015 affiliated to CIMED and active as Visiting Professor at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at KI.