EU grants awarded to three Umeå researchers

[2018-04-19] Three researchers at Umeå University have been awarded EU fellowships and grants for research projects in cryo-electron microscopy, energy storage and European popular culture.

Selma Dahmane receives a Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship

Selma Dahmane, postdoc at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics has been awarded a Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship from the European Union. She receives the fellowship in order to carry out the project Entero3D in which she will use advanced cryo-electron microscopy to take three-dimensional images of virus-infected cells, with the ultimate goal of understanding how a virus alters a human cell.

This fellowship will finance her salary and research expenses for two years with a total amount of EUR 174,000. Selma Dahmane will carry out her research at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics and the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM).

Alexandr Talyzin awarded another Flagship grant

Alexandr Talyzin, senior lecturer at the Department of Physics, receives EUR 370,000 for two years from the research project Graphene Flagship. This is the biggest research project funded by the EU and includes 150 academic and industrial research groups in 23 countries with a total budget of EUR 1 billion.

The research project consists of twenty work packages. Alexandr Talyzin takes part in one of these packages with focus on the preparation of new graphene related materials with a porous structure and a very high surface area. Alexandr Talyzin has previously received two other grants within the Graphene Flagship project.

Katarina Gregersdotter receives a grant for European popular culture studies

Katarina Gregersdotter, senior lecturer at the Department of Language Studies, has been awarded EUR 2,867 for her participation in the research project DETECT – Detecting Transnational Identity in European Popular Crime Narratives – with the aim to study the formation of Europe’s cultural identity. The project includes 18 participating parties from nine European countries with a total budget of EUR 2,518,444. Popular culture plays an important role in this process. As one example, the project studies crime TV series and films from 1945 and onwards to understand in what ways it has affected the spread of European popular culture.

The project aims to identify the practices of production, distribution and reception of Europe’s enormously rich, plural and cross-cultural identity. Another aim is to support the elaboration of new transnational formats for the European creative industries.

Editor: Anna Lawrence

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