Prestigious ERC Advanced Grant awarded to CSO Hergen Spits
August 13, 2013
AIMMs CSO Hergen Spits received a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. The €2.5 million grants are awarded to distinguished academics with the aim of supporting groundbreaking research. The research is focussed on unravelling the mechanisms and function of lung-residing Innate Lymphoid Cells (ILC) following infection with respiratory viruses, developing and testing the substances that can affect human ILC in the lungs, and developing neutralizing antibodies that can attack respiratory viruses.