Again ERC grants for current and former WeigelWorld members

Rafal Gutaker, former postdoc with Hernán Burbano and now a group leader at Kew Botanical Gardens, and Derek Lundberg, current postdoc and soon Group Leader at SLU Uppsala, won ERC Starting Grants. Rafal’s project GREENrice aims to unlock the properties of pre-Green Revolution rice with focus on nitrogen economy. Derek’s SPINOCULANT project has the goal of revealing the secrets to success of Sphingomonas, a versatile bacterial genus with exceptional potential as a beneficial agricultural inoculant. The full list of grantees can be found here. With these two awards, a grand total of 18 ERC grants have been awarded to current and former WeigelWorld members!