Issue Date: February 1, 2010
Kafatos Exits European Research Post
The founding president of the European Research Council, Fotis C. Kafatos, announced he will give up his position at the agency. Established in 2005, ERC currently has a $10 billion budget from 2007 to 2013 for supporting research and investigators in Europe based solely on scientific merit, not on politics, economics, or geography. Kafatos, who was previously director-general of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, in Heidelberg, Germany, will return to Imperial College London to "devote . . .
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