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Stephanie von Hinke awarded European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant

Professor Stephanie von Hinke Kessler Scholder, Department of Economics

The ERC Starting Grants are awarded under the 'excellent science' pillar of Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme.

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"

Further information

Read the full press release on the University of Bristol News site.

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