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Patrizio Lancellotti

Patrizio Lancellotti is the head of the GIGA-Cardiovascular

Sciences unit.

Despite aspiring to a manual job when he was young,

Patrizio Lancellotti went on to study medicine at the

University of Liège. Once qualified, Patrizio Lancellotti natural-

ly veered towards cardiology. Clinical Head of the CHU at Sart

Tilman, Patrizio Lancellotti had been awarded the Inbev-Baillet

Latour Prize for his clinical research in the field of cardiovas-

cular illness and more specifically for his work on complica-

tions of coronary illnesses.

He is the first European to receive the Tajik/Seward prize from

the Mayo Clinic that rewards the expertise to whom could

demonstrate an exceptional competence in cardiologic care.

Now, he’s the winner of an ERC grant for a five-year project.

ERC grants

The European Research Council (ERC) has announced the

372 winners of its Consolidator Grant competition. These

excellent mid-career scientists are awarded a total of €713

million, as part of the European Union Research and Innovation

programme Horizon 2020. Grants are worth up to €2.75

million each, with an average of €1.91 million per grant. The

funding will enable them to consolidate their research teams

and to develop their most innovative ideas.

On this occasion Carols Moedas, European Commissioner for

Research, Science and Innovation , said : «With every project of

this calibre, we’re making Europe the laboratory of the world.

Our most extraordinary and creative researchers benefit from

EU funding and, in turn, Europe benefits every day from its

investment in knowledge and people



The President of the ERC, Professor Jean-Pierre

Bourguignon, commented : «These Consolidator Grants awar-

ded to 372 research leaders, still in an early stage of their

career, will also back some 1,500 postdocs and PhD students

as team members. This is one more way in which the ERC

is fostering the next generation of bright research talent, and

thereby the human basis for Europe’s competitiveness that

conditions its economic growth