Stephanie von Hinke awarded European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant
6 September 2019
Stephanie von Hinke has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant to work on the project "Developmental Origins: exploring the Nature-Nurture Interplay".
The project will explore how genes ('nature') interact with different environments ('nurture') in shaping individuals' later life health and well-being. She will focus on evaluating the long-term effects of short-term variations in early life conditions, and directly test the hypothesis that gene-environment interactions causally shape outcomes in older age.
Professor Nishan Canagarajah, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise, stated:
"These ERC grants recognise exceptional researchers undertaking potentially ground-breaking research as they transition to become research leaders in their fields with ‘Excellence’ as the sole criterion of evaluation.
"This is a fantastic example of the internationally leading multi-disciplinary research performed by our colleagues in Social Sciences and Humanities"
Read the full press release on the University of Bristol News site.