IBEC researcher awarded with an ERC Starting Grant to fight tuberculosis


“This therapy would represent a complete revolution in the field of new antimicrobial agents, as it will combine complete bacterial eradication, development of memory immunity and the fight against drug resistance, the three central pillars of this project ”
Loris Rizzello, IBEC researcher.

The ERC Starting Grant, which is aimed for outstanding scientists so that they can create their own research teams and drive innovative proposals in all disciplines. “To respond to the most difficult challenges of our era, researchers need the freedom and conditions to follow their curiosity. This is what the EU provides through grants from the European Research Council: an opportunity for leading scientists to follow their most daring ideas, ”said Carlos Moedas, the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation yesterday.
This year, 408 ERC Starting Grants were granted out of a total of 3106 applications, 20 of them for researchers working in Spanish institutions.