Kafatos Exits European Research Post | February 1, 2010 Issue - Vol. 88 Issue 5 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 88 Issue 5 | p. 24 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 1, 2010

Kafatos Exits European Research Post

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: terrorism, weapons, xxxxx

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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