Text by Nóra Lehotai.
Two researchers from Umeå University, André Nyberg (Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation) and André Mateus (Department of Chemistry), receive the prestigious ERC Starting Grant for emerging excellent scientists. Congratulations to André, new ERC laureate!
Picture: André Mateus. Credit: Mattias Petterson.
André Mateus joined the Department of Chemistry at Umeå University in February 2022 as a newly recruited assistant professor, and also gained affiliation with MIMS as a new team leader. Since then, he has gotten the Karl Freudenberg Prize, shared with Dr. Kelvin Anggara, for scientific work in the field of natural sciences – especially chemistry and biology, a research grant from the Swedish Research Council and now, a second research grant, worth of SEK 15 million, from the European Research Council to pursue his ideas in science.
"If the project is successful, we will be able to start suggesting how we could use drugs to rationally manipulate the composition of our gut microbiome. In the future, I would like to move closer to disease treatment," says André.
Read the full article with details about the announcement of ERC Starting Grant winners by Umeå University, written by Sara-Lena Brännström UmU: https://www.umu.se/en/news/erc-starting-grant-to-two-research-projects-in-umea_11684895/
Where André comes from and what drives his curiosity in research?
- Read this freshly published profile article by Umeå University to find out more, written by Sara-Lena Brännström, UmU: https://www.umu.se/en/feature/andre-mateus-researches-the-interaction-between-gut-flora-and-drugs/
- Re-visit "Introducing André Mateus, new MIMS Team Leader" article by Nóra Lehotai, MIMS: https://www.mims.umu.se/news-events/2086-introducing-andre-mateus-new-mims-team-leader.html
For more info about the European Research Council, go to: https://erc.europa.eu/homepage