Several promising Greek researchers are included in the ERC catalogue. The catalogue features 427 European researchers in total who were selected for funding by the Council in order to promote their innovative scientific work in cutting edge research areas. It is worth noting that the minority (three researchers) come from Greek universities, while the remaining eight Greek entries came from non – Greek universities where they are also doing their research, following their post-graduate studies. This is yet another clear indication of the brain drain phenomenon in Greece, originating from the scientists’ decision to live and work abroad. This year’s applications were mainly from British university or research institutes (79), followed by France (71), Germany (67) and Switzerland (27). Greece, with three researchers holds the 18th place. If the researchers’ nationality is taken into account (regardless of the country where research takes place), Greece holds the 10th place, with 11 researchers of Greek origin.
The Greek researchers included in the list are:
– Emmanouil Tsakiris, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, “The Plasticity of the Self: Experimenting with Self-Identity in the Face of Change”
– Ioannis Papadogiannakis, The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge “Defining Belief and Identities in the Eastern Mediterranean; the role of Interreligious Debate and Interaction”.
– Achilleas Kapanidis, The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford “Single-Molecule Analysis of DNA Polymerase in Vitro and in Vivo: A Machine in Action”
– Aggelos Kiayias, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens “Controlling Data Movement in the Digital Age”
– Salanti Georgia, University of Ioannina, “Integrating the Multiple Meta-Analysis: A Framework for Evaluating and Ranking Multiple Health Care Technologies.”
– Giorgos Stathopoulos, University of Patras, “KRAS Mutation Interactions with Host Immunity in Malignant Pleural Effusion.”
– Nikos Paragios, Centrale Recherche SA, “Discrete Bioimaging Perception for Longitudinal Organ Modelling and Computer-Aided Diagnosis”
– Vlachos Michail, IBM Research GmbH, “Exact Mining from In-Exact Data”
– Eleftherios Goulielmakis, Max Planck Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften e.v., “Attoelectronics: Steering Electrons in Atoms and Molecules with Synthesized Waveforms of Light”
– Charalambos Anastasiou, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
– Emmanouil Dermitzakis, Universite de Genève, “Population Transcriptional Genomics in Humans Using High Throughput Sequencing LS2”
– Adamantidis Antonis, Universite de Liège, “Optogenetic Probing of Dopamine Modulation of Sleep and Sleep-Dependent Processes”