By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The European Research Council has named the winners of its 2010 'Starting Grants,' awarding a total of over €580 million ($809 million) in funds to 427 young researchers — more than one third of them in the life sciences — with potentially pioneering ideas.

The ERC grants in this third call of the program are valued at up to €2 million each and are aimed at funding bold ideas in any field throughout Europe.

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