Prof. dr. Iva Tolic, co-leader of the UKF project "The role of microtubule pivoting and formation of complex structures such as microtubule bundles and mitotic spindles", led by professor Nenad Pavin, has been awarded the ERC Consolidator Grant
Prof. dr. Iva Tolic, senior scientist at the Ruđer Boskovic Institute and co-leader of the UKF project "The role of microtubule pivoting and formation of complex structures such as microtubule bundles and mitotic spindles" which is lead by professor Nenad Pavin from the Faculty of Science, has received 2.15 million euros from the European Research Council (ERC) to study the forces acting on the chromosomes during cell division.
Projects funded by the ERC are highest quality research in Europe and scientists are awarded solely on the basis of scientific excellence of their research. It was the theoretical results of UKF project that helped this project to be financed at the highest European level. This project will enable the continuation of cooperation with professor Pavin, whose team will combine basic knowledge of physics with the experiments in the lab Dr. Tolic, and which will also strengthen the cooperation between the Ruđer Boskovic Institute and the Faculty of Science. The funds received from the European Research Council will allow dr. Tolić hire six young scientists for a period of 5 years and to establish the state-of-the-art laboratory that includes a microscope with a laser microdissection so that with her team could reach new key findings in the study of cell division.