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4 Postdoctoral Awards for AMBER in MSCA Fellowship

14 March 2023

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Funding has been awarded to 4 AMBER Postdocs. Of these postdoctoral awards in 4 different research areas: biomedical, computational material design, 2d materials for energy storage and polymer chemistry / biomaterial science, 2 out of the 4 awardees are female.

1,235 experienced post-doctoral researchers were selected for funding among 7,044 applicants. This was a highly competitive call with just over 17% of applicants being successful in 2022 with 4 successful AMBER Postdoc projects for AMBER it is a credit to the hard work put in behind the scenes by the applicants and their supporters on the funding team in AMBER and also a testament to the quality of their research projects.

The 4 AMBER Researchers who have been awarded funding and their projects are:

Cansu Gorgun – will be jointly supervised by Annie Curtis (RCSI) and Dave Hoey (TCD) ‘METABOLATE: METABOLic immuno-engineered biomATErials’

Antonio Lorenzo Mariano – supervised by Ale Lunghi ‘Machine learning methods for exited-state dynamics simulations in light-induced spin-crossover complexes’

Xiaoqiong Du – supervised by Valeria Nicolosi ‘Novel 2D Metallenes for High-Performance Potassium Ion Storage’

Thomas Leigh – supervised by Andreas Heise ‘NanoInhale: Polypeptide hybrid nanoparticles for the delivery of inhalable drugs’


About Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA). Part of Horizon Europe, the MSCA are the European Union’s flagship funding programme for doctoral education and postdoctoral training of researchers.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions fund excellent research and innovation and equip researchers at all stages of their career with new knowledge and skills, through mobility across borders and exposure to different sectors and disciplines. The MSCA help build Europe’s capacity for research and innovation by investing in the long-term careers of excellent researchers.

The MSCA also fund the development of excellent doctoral and postdoctoral training programmes and collaborative research projects worldwide. By doing so, they achieve a structuring impact on higher education institutions, research centres and non-academic organisations.

The MSCA promote excellence and set standards for high-quality researcher education and training in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the recruitment of researchers.

More information about the funding can be found here

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