Heidelberg malaria researcher Dr. Silvia Portugal has been awarded a highly endowed ERC Starting Grant for excellent young researchers from the
European Research Council (ERC).
The grant is earmarked for a five-year project to investigate how malaria pathogens survive the dry season.
The ERC grant totals nearly 1.5 million euros. Dr. Portugal is a junior research group leader in the Parasitology Department at the Infectious Disease Centre
of the Medical Faculty Heidelberg.