European Research Council ERC

The European Research Council (ERC) supports pioneering research through individual funding and enjoys an excellent reputation in the research community.


Due to its excellent researchers, TUM is very successful in acquiring ERC grants. Based on the experience and knowledge gained from the successful acquisition of ERC grants in recent years, the following TUM information intends to provide you with an overview for a smooth and efficient application process:

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ERC Grants at TUM:

Prof. Dr. Andreas BauschProf. Dr. Matthias Rief
Chair of Cellular Biophysics/ Chair of Biophysics
Project: PoInt (2018)


Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Karen Alim
Professorship of Biological Physics and Morphogenesis
Project: FlowMem (2020)

Dr. Francesca Bellini
Professorship of Experimental Physics (E12) (Prof. Fabbietti)
Project: CosmicAntiNuclei (2020)

Dr. rer. nat. Dominik Bucher
Professorship of Physical Chemistry (Prof. Heiz)
Project: SingleCellQNMR (2020) Veit Buchholz
Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene (Prof. Busch)
Project: SCIMAP (2020)

Dr. Giulia Palermo
Professorship of Biomolecular Dynamics (Prof. Zacharias)
Project: Allosteric-CRISPR (2020)

PD Dr. rer. nat. Jennifer Altomonte
Clinic and Polyclinic for Internal Medicine II, Gastroenterology
Project: ONCO-VAX (2019)

Prof. Dr. Job Boekhoven
Professorship of Supramolecular Chemistry
Project: ActiDrops (2019)

Dr. rer. nat. Felix Deschler ***
Chair of Experimental Semiconductor Physics (Prof. Sharp)
Project: TWIST (2019)

Prof. Dr. techn. Michael Knap
Professorship of Collective Quantum Dynamics
Project: ConsQuanDyn (2019)

Dr. Barbara Lechner
Chair of Physical Chemistry (Prof. Heiz)
Project: TACCAMA (2019)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Susanne Mertens
Professorship of Dark Matter 
Project: SENSE (2019)

PD Veit Rothhammer
Clinic and Polyclinic for Neurology
Project: HICI (2019)

Dr. Li Deng
Institute of Virology/ Helmholtz Zentrum München
Project: PHARMS (2018) 

Prof. Dr. Karl Duderstadt
Professorship of Experimental Biophysics/Max Planck Research Group Leader

Prof. Dr. Julijana Gjorgjieva
Professorship of Computational Neurosciences/Max Planck Research Group Leader
Project: NeuroDevo (2018)

Prof. Dr. Danny Nedialkova
Professorship of Biochemistry of Gene Expression/Max Planck Research Group Leader
Project: TransTempoFold (2018)

Dr. rer. nat. Raimund Strauss
Chair for Experimental Physics and Astroparticle Physics (Prof. Schönert)
Project: NU-CLEUS (2018)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Antonia Wachter-Zeh
Professorship of Coding for Communications and Data Storage
Project: inCREASE (2018)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Nießner
Professorship of Visual Computing
Project: Scan2CAD (2018)

Prof. Dr. Majid Zamani
Professorship of Hybrid Control Systems (Dr. Müller-Gritschneder)
Project: AutoCPS (2018)

Dr. Ante Bilandzic
Associate Professorship of Neuroradiology - Dense and Strange Hadronic Matter (Prof. Fabbietti)
Project: QGP-MYSTERY (2017)

Prof. Dr. Caroline Gutjahr ***
Professur für Pflanzengenetik
Project: RECEIVE (2017) Rabea Hinkel **
Department of Internal Medicine I - Cardiology
Project: DIAMONDCOR (2017)

Dr. med.Simon Jacob
Department of Neurosurgery
Project: MEMCIRCUIT (2017) Valentin Riedl
Associate Professorship of Neuroradiology (Prof. Zimmer)
Project: SUGARCODING (2017)

Dr. med.Hendrik Sager
Klinik für Herzkreislauferkrankungen im Erwachsenenalter (Prof. Schunkert)
Projekt: STRATO (2017)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Nicolas Plumeré * ***
Professorship of Electrobiotechnology 
Project: REDOX SHIELDS (2016)

Dr. Agnieszka Wykowska **
Chair of Cognitive Systems (Prof. Cheng)
Projekt: InStance (2016)

Dr. Tim Czopka
Teamleader Emmy Noether Group
Chair of Neuronal Cell Biology (Prof. Misgeld)
Project: MecMy (2016)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Xiaoxiang Zhu
Assistant Professorship of Signal Processing in Earth Observation (Prof. Zhu)
Project: So2Sat (2016)

Prof. Dr. Konrad Tiefenbacher **
Assistant Professorship of Organic Chemistry (Prof. Tiefenbacher)
Project: TERPENECAT (2016)

Prof. Dr. Ville Kaila **
Assistant Professorship of Computational Biocatalysis (Prof. Kaila)
Project: bioPCET (2016)

Dr. Dimitrios Karampinos*
Institute for Radiology
Project: ProFatMRI (2015)

Univ.-Prof. Kilian Eyerich*
Clinic and Policlinic for Dermatology and Allergology
Project: IMCIS (2015)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ilona Grunwald-Kadow ***
Assistant Professorship of Neuronal Control of Metabolism (Prof. Grunwald-Kadow)
Project: FlyContext (2014)

Prof. Dr. Shigeyoshi Inoue ***
Assistant Professorship of Silicon Chemistry (Prof. Inoue)
Project: SILION (2014)

Prof Dr. med.Jan Kirschke *
Associate Professorship of Neuroradiologyö (Prof. Zimmer)
Project: iBack (2014)

Prof. Dr. Nils Thürey *
Informatics 15 – Associate Professorship of Games Engineering
Project: realFlow (2014)

Prof. Dietmar Zehn ****
Chair of Animal Physiology and Immunology
Project: ProtecTC (2013)

Dr. Olaf Groß **
Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry
Project: FLAMMASEC (2013)

Prof. Dr. Sandra Hirche
Chair of Information-oriented Control
Project: CON-HUMO (2013)

Dr. Zeynep Ökten
Molecular and Cellular Biophysics (Prof. Rief)
Project: DissectIFT (2013)

PD Dr. Björn Schuller ** / ****
Chair of Human-Machine Communication (Prof. Rigoll)
Project: iHEARu (2013)

Prof. Dr. Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt ***
Chair of European and Global Governance
Project: DELPOWIO (2012)

Prof. Dr. Andrey Rybalchenko **
Professor of Theoretical Computer Science
Project: VERISYNTH (2012)

Prof. Dr. Massimo Fornasier ****
Chair of Applied Numerical Analysis
Project: HDSPCONTR (2012)

Prof. Dr. Alexander Holleitner ****
Associate Professorship of Experimentalphysik - Nanotechnolgie und -materialien
Project: NanoREAL (2012)

Prof. Dr. Gil Westmeyer
Clinic and Policlinic for Nuclear Medicine
Project: Magnetogenetics (2012)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Bausch ****
Chair of Cellular Biophysics
Project: COMPNET (2011)

Dr. Pierre Thibault **
Chair of Biomedical Physics (E17)
Project: OPTIMAX (2011)

Prof. Dr. Annette Menzel
Associate Professorship of Ecoclimatology
Project: E3 (2011)

Prof. Dr. Eva Viehmann ****
Chair of Arithmetic Algebra (Prof. Viehmann)
Project: G-SHTUKAS (2011)

Prof. Dr. Florian Greten **
Medical Clinic and Policlinic for Internal Medicine II
Project: ROSCAN (2011)

Prof. Dr. Hendrik Dietz ****
Chair of Biomolecular Nanotechnology 

Prof. Dr. Stephan A. Sieber ****
Chair of Organic Chemistry II
Project: ANTIBACTERIALS (2010)

Prof. Dr. Eckehard Steinbach *
Chair of Media Technology
Project: ProHaptics (2010)

Prof. Dr. Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz ****
Department of Internal Medicine I - Cardiology /German Heart Centre Munich
Project: CHD-IPS (2010)

Prof. Dr. Noam Berger Steiger *** / ****
Associate Professorship of Stochastic Processes 

Prof. Dr. Daniel Cremers * / *** / ****
Chair for Computer Vision & Artificial Intelligence
Project: CONVEXVISION (2009)

Prof. Dr. Franz Pfeiffer ****
Chair of Biomedical Physics
Project: X-Ray Bioimaging (2009)

Prof. Dr. Kathrin Lang **
Associate Professorship of Synthetic Biochemistry
Project: Ubl-tool (2020)

Prof. Dr. Shigeyoshi Inoue
Associate Professorship of Silicon Chemistry
Project: ALLOWE (2020)

Prof. Dr. Rupert Seidl
Chair of Ecosystem Dynamics and Forest Management in Mountain Landscapes
Project: FORWARD (2020)

Prof. Dr. Robert König
Chair of Theory of Complex Quantum Systems
Project: EQUIPTNT (2020)

Prof. Dr. Paul Pfluger
Chair of Neurobiology of Diabetes
Project: Yoyo-LepReSens (2020)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sandra Hirche 
Chair of Information-oriented Control
Project: CO-MAN (2019)

Prof. Dr. Ian Sharp
Chair of Experimental Semiconductor Physics
Proeject: SECANS (2019)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nils Thürey
Informatics 15 - Associate Professorship of Physic-based Simulation
Project: SpaTe (2019)

Prof. Dr. Gil Gregor Westmeyer
Department of Nuclear Medicine
Project: EMcapsulins (2019)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Althoff
Associate Professorship of Cyber Physical Systems  
Project: justITSELF (2018)

Prof. Dr. Rubén D. Costa
Professorship of Biogenic Functional Materials
Project: InOutBioLight (2018)

Prof. Andreas Pichlmair
Associate Professorship of Immunopathology of Viral Infection
Project: ProDAP (2018)

Univ.-Prof. Roland Rad
Department of Internal Medecine II - Gastroenterology
Project: PACA-MET (2018)

Dr. Gregor Koblmüller
Chair of Semiconductor Quantum Nanomaterials (Prof. Finley)
Project: QUANtIC (2017)

Prof. Dr. Frank Pollmann
Professorship on Theoretical Solid-State Physics
Project: DYNACQM (2017)

Prof. Dr. Eva Viehmann
Chair of Arithmetische Geometrie
Project: NewtonStrat (2017)

Prof. Dietmar Zehn
Chair of Animal Physiology and Immunology
Project: ToCCaTa (2017)

Prof. Dr. Sherry Suyu
Professorship on Observational Cosmology/Max Planck Research Group Leader
Project: LENSNOVA (2017

Prof. Dr. Stephan A. Sieber*
Chair of Organic Chemistry II
Projekt: CHEMMINE (2016)

Prof. Dr. Thomas Neumann
Chair of Data Science and Engineering
Projekt: CompDB (2016)

Prof. Dr. Hendrik Dietz *
Chair of Biomolecular Nanotechnology - Proteome biophysics (CIPS cluster)
Projekt: DNA ORIGAMI MOTORS (2016)

Prof. Dr. Daniel Razansky **
Professor for Molecular Imaging Engineering/Principal Investigator
at the Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) of the Helmholtz Zentrum

Prof. Dr. Christian Liedtke
Associate Professorship of Algebraic Geometry 
Project: K3CRYSTAL (2015)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Marc Schmidt-Supprian
Associate Professorship of Experimental Hermatology 
Project: GCB-PRID (2015)

Prof. Florian Bassermann
Department of Internal Medicine III - Hematology and  Medical Oncology
Project: BCM-UPS (2015)

Prof. Mikael Simons ***
Chair of Molecular Neurobiology
Project: Myelination (2014)

Prof. Dr. Daniel Cremers  *
Chair for Computer Vision & Artificial Intelligence
Project: 3D Reloaded (2014)

Dr. rer. nat. Pascal Falter-Braun **
Chair of Plant Systems Biology
Project: StressNetAdapt (2014)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Kellerer 
Chair of Communication Networks
Project: FlexNets (2014)

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Kienberger
Chair for Laser and X-Ray Physics
Project: AEDMOS (2014)

Prof. Thomas Korn
Department of Neurology
Project: EXODUS (2014)

Prof. Dieter Saur
Department for Neurology
Project: PanCaT (2014)

Dr. Wilhelm Auwärter ****
Assistant Professorship of Molecular Engineering at Functional Interfaces 
Project: NanoSurfs (2013)

Prof. Thomas Misgeld ****
Institute of Neuronal Cell Biology
Project: DIABLo (2013)

Prof. Dr. Martin Elsner ***
Chair of Analytical Chemistry and Water Chemistrtry
Project: MicroDegrade (2013)

Prof. Dr. Hendrik Dietz 
Chair of Biomolocular Nano-Technology
Project: GENESHUTTLE (2020)

Prof. Dr. med. Mikael Simons 
Chair of Molecular Neurobiology
Project: NETWORK (2020)

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wall
Chair of Computational Mechanics
Project: BREATHE (2020)

Prof. Dr. Christian Kupatt
Department of Internal Medicine I
Project: Cor-Edit-P (2020)

Prof. Dr. Daniel Rückert ***
Professorship of Artifical Intelligence in Healthcare and Medicine
Project: Deep4MI (2019)

Prof. Dr. Daniel Cremers *
Chair of Computer Vision & Artificial Intelligence
Project: SIMULACRON (2019)

Prof. Dr. Mathias Drton
Chair of Mathematical Statistics
Project: GRAPHMODE (2019)

Prof. Dr. Alin Albu-Schäffer
Sensor Based Robotic Systems and Intelligent Assistance Systems
Project: M-Runners (2018)

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Küster
Proteomics and Bioanalytics
Project: TOPAS (2018)

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Ruland
Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry
Project: T-NHL SUPRESSORS (2018)

Prof. Dr. Javier Esparza
Chair of Theoretical Computer Science
Project: PaVeS (2017)

Prof. Dr. Alessandra Moretti
Department of Internal Medicine I - Cardiology
Project: BIOCARD (2017) 

Prof. Dr. Christian Pfleiderer
Chair of Experimental Physics on the Topology of Correlated Systems
Project: ExQuiSid (2017)

Prof. Dr. Stefan Schönert
Chair of Experimental Astro­particle Physics
Project: GemX (2017)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Susanne Albers
Chair of Algorithms and Complexity 
Project: APEG (2015)

Prof. Dr. Franz Pfeiffer
Chair of Applied Biophysics
Project: RespeCT (2015)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Friedrich Simmel
Chair of Physics of Synthetic Biological Systems
Project: AEDNA (2015)

Prof. Dr. Matthias Tschöp
Chair for Metabolic Diseases/Director of the Institute for Diabetes and Obesity at the Helmholtz Zentrum München
Project: HypoFlam (2015)

Prof. Dr. Vasilis Ntziachristos
Chair of Biological Imaging/Director of the Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) of the Helmholtz Zentrum München
Project: PREMSOT (2015)

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Adams
Chair of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
Project: NANOSHOCK (2014)

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bach
Chair of Organic Chemistry I
Project: ELICOS (2014)

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Ruland
Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry
Project: CBM-Innate (2012)

Prof. Dr. Arthur Konnerth ****
Hertie Senior Research Professorship in Neuroscience
Project: InVivoSynapse (2012)

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Westermann ****
Chair of Computer Graphics and Visulization
Project: SaferVis (2011)

Prof. Dr. Christian Pfleiderer ****
Chair of Experimental Phsysics on the Topology of Correlated Systems
Project: TOPFIT (2011)

Prof. Dr. Markus Schwaiger ****
Clinic and Policlinic for Nuclear Medicine
Project: MUMI (2011)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Bausch ****
Chair of Cellular Biophysics
Project: SelfOrg (2011)

Prof. Dr. Andrzej Buras ****
Chair of Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics (Prof. Beneke)
Project: FLAVOUR (2010)

Prof. Dr. Martin Buss
Chair of Automatic Control Engineering
Project: SHRINE (2010)

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Heiz ****
Chair of Physical Chemistry
Project: ASC3 (2009)

Prof. Dr. Johannes Barth * / ****
Chair of Experimental Physics 
Project: MolArt (2009)

Prof. Dr. Vasilis Ntziachristos * / ****
Chair of Biological Imaging - Cooperation with Helmholtz Zentrum München
Project: MSOT (2008)

Prof Dr. med.Jan Kirschke
Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Project: BoneScreen (2020)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Nicolas Plumeré ***
Professorship of Electrobiotechnology
Project: eCONFIDENCE (2020)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Xiaoxiang Zhu
Professorship of Signal Processing in Earth Observation
Project: AI4SmartCities (2020)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sandra Hirche
Chair of Information-oriented Control
Project: con-PDmode (2019)

PD Dr. Ph.D. Dimitrios Karampinos
Institute for Radiology
Project: FatVirtualBiopsy (2019)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Stephan Sieber
Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie II
Project: B6VitaStat (2019)

Prof. Dr. Daniel Cremers
Chair for Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence
Project: SLAM4AR (2019)

Prof. Dr. Nils Thürey
Associate Professorship for Physics-based Simulation
Project: dataFlow (2018)

Prof. Dr. Hendrik Dietz ****
Chair for Biomolecular Nanotechnology
Project: Nanodevice (2017)

Prof. Dr. Kilian Eyerich ****
Clinic and Policlinic for Dermatology and Allergology
Projekt: peLabDisk (2017)

Prof. Dr. Johannes Barth ****
Chair of Experimental Physics (E20)
Project: SoftBeam (2017)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Bausch ****
Chair of Cellular Biophysics
Project: AutoLiqHand (2016)

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Westermann ****
Chair of Computer Graphics and Visualization
Project: Vis4Weather (2016)

Prof. Dr. Ing. Eckerhard Steinbach  ****
Chair of Media Technology
Project: RoVi (2015)

Prof. Dr. Daniel Cremers ****
Chair of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Project: CopyMe3D (2013)

Prof. Dr. Vasilis Ntziachristos ****
Chair of Biological Imaging - Cooperation with Helmholtz Zentrum München
Project: EMSOT (2012)


* Proof of Concept

** ERC grantee won the grant with TUM as the host but has since left TUM

***ERC grantee came to TUM with the grant

**** concluded ERC project