EPIC Project: Julien Gagneur receives ERC Synergy Grant
The European Research Council (ERC) today awarded 37 particularly well-funded Synergy Grants across Europe. One of these interdisciplinary research awards went to Julien Gagneur, Group Leader at Helmholtz Munich and Professor of Computational Molecular Medicine at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), together with researchers from the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology (Belgium) and the Karolinska Institute (Sweden).
The researchers receive the grant for the project EPIC: "Unravelling the eukaryotic post-transcriptional regulatory".
"EPIC will allow us to understand and predict gene regulation – and ultimately phenotype – from DNA. This will close a major gap in basic biology, while also opening exciting avenues for potential applications. Our new insights could, for example, be applied in biotechnology, from pinpointing disease-causing mutations to the rational design of genes, RNAs, and cells," explains Julien Gagneur.
Read the whole interview at TUM: "A chatbot for gene regulation".