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08:30

09:30

Registrations & coffee

Scientific Conference

09:30

10:15

Conference opening 

Welcome remarks:
Prof. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon
ERC President

Jerzy Buzek
Chair of the ITRE Committee, European Parliament
Carlos Moedas (speech)
European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation

Pascal Lamy
Chair of the High Level Expert Group on maximising impact of EU Research and Innovation Programmes

 

 

10:15

10:45

Coffee break

(Press Conference)

10:45

12:00

ERC stories: "Vision"

Moderator: Dame Athene Donald, ERC Scientific Council
Grantees:
Prof. Daniel Cremers
Technische Universität München
“3D  Reloaded”: Reconstructing our 3D World from Cameras
Prof. Yael Hanein
Tel Aviv University
Do you see the point? From sight restoration to psychological evaluation using nanotechnology
Prof. Michael Häusser
University College London 
Single neuron computation
Dr Aleksandra Walczak
Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris
Diversity of immune repertoires

12:00

13:30

Lunch

13:30

14:45

ERC stories: "Development"

Moderator: Sir Christopher Clark, ERC Scientific Council
Grantees:
Prof. Cédric Blanpain
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Stem cells and cancer
Prof. Günter Knoblich
Central European University, Budapest
Roots of Communication and Cultural Learning
Prof. Stefania Milan
University of Amsterdam
Data politics at the grassroots
Prof. Maria-Carla Saleh
Institut Pasteur, Paris
Frightful flyers: how to deal with mosquitoes carrying emerging viruses?

14:45

15:15

Coffee break

15:15

16:30

ERC stories: "Interaction"

Moderator: Prof. Nils Christian Stenseth, ERC Scientific Council
Grantees:
Prof. Emily Cross
Bangor University
Social Robots: Mechanisms and consequences of attributing socialness to artificial agents
Prof. Toby Kiers

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Microbial conflict and cooperation
Prof. Ilona Anniiina Riipinen

Stockholm University
Atmospheric gas-particle interactions: from molecular theory to global effects
Prof. Ekaterina Zhuravskaya
Paris School of Economics
The economics of Prejudice: Middleman Minorities and Pogroms in Eastern Europe

16:30

16:50

ERC stories: "Innovation"

Moderator: Prof. Eva Kondorosi, ERC Scientific Council Vice-President
Prof. Peter Seeberger
Max Planck Society, Munich
How basic research on sugar chemistry leads to novel vaccines against deadly bacteria
Tom Monroe

CEO, Vaxxilon

16:50

 

17:00

Closing remarks
Robert-Jan Smits
Director General, DG Research and Innovation
European Commission

17:00

18:00

Break and light refreshments

Celebratory event
Moderator and presentor:
Katrina Sichel

18:00

18:10

Opening
video message by Jean-Claude Juncker
President of the European Commission

18:10

18:30

Part 1: Beyond expectations
With Pablo Amor, ERCEA director
10 years of ERC memories and milestones (2007-2017)

18:30

18:40

Producing electricity from your own heat
Prof. Christian Müller
Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg
ERC Starting Grant 2014

18:40

18:50

Part 2: Beyond Europe: Open to the World

Views on the ERC from international counterparts, with ERC President Prof. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon

18:50

19:00

Uncovering lost cities in Cambodia
Prof. Damian Evans
French School of Asian Studies, Paris
ERC Starting Grant 2014

19:00

19:40

Part 3: Beyond the first 10 years

Talk-show moderated by
Dr Ann Mettler
Head of the European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission

Participants:
Carlos Moedas
European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation
Prof. Stefania Milan
ERC Starting grant holder
Prof. Ben Feringa
University of Groningen, Nobel Laureate
Prof. Subra Suresh
President of Carnegie Mellon University (by video conference)

19:40

19:50

The mysteries of ageing
Prof. Virpi Lummaa
University of Turku
ERC Starting Grant 2007

19:50

20:10

Closure

Final remarks
ERC President Prof. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon

Celebration

20:10

21:30

Cocktail dînatoire