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12-09-2018

Professor Éva Kondorosi, Vice President of the ERC and member of the ERC Scientific Council, has been awarded a Balzan Prize in Chemical Ecology for her discoveries of wide range of symbiotic signals and effectors. Amongst the winners of this year's Balzan Prizes was also ERC grantee Professor Detlev Lohse for "his exceptional contributions in the most diverse fields of fluid dynamics."

Professor Kondorosi was an ERC grantee at the Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, where she is now head of a research unit and research professor at the Institute of Plant Biology. Her primary research field is Rhizobium-legume symbiosis with a focus on the plant controlled differentiation of bacteria.

Professor Lohse is Chair of Physics of Fluids at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. Lohse's research subjects cover turbulence and multiphase flow, granular matter, and micro- and nanofluidics. The aim of his ongoing ERC Advanced Grant is to understand diffusive droplet dynamics and arrive at a high-precision chemical engineering of droplets.

Other 2018 laureates were Professors Marilyn Strathern from University of Cambridge and Jürgen Osterhammel from University of Konstanz.

More about the Balzan Prizewinners