Dr. Tetyana Milojevic (University of Vienna) wins ERC Consolidator Grant

Dr. Tetyana Milojevic was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant in this year’s selection round for her project “Biogenicity of Martian Materials: critical assessment of biosignatures based on chemolithoautotrophic interactions“.

Milojevic studied Biochemistry at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine. In 2000 she defended there her PhD thesis “Tyrosine phosphorylation system under the influence of X-Ray irradiation in rat lymphocytes”. She worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Medical University of Vienna and at the University of Vienna. Since 2014 she participates in the Elise Richter Program at the University of Vienna. Milojevic represents Austria and is the Executive Council Member of the European Astrobiological Network EANA.

The topic of her research group Space Biochemistry focuses on:

  • Microbial chemolithotrophic interactions with terrestrial and extraterrestrial materials
  • Microbes in space: MOMEDOS (Molecular mechanisms of Deinococcus radiodurans survivability in outer space)
  • Biochemistry of extremophiles
  • Bioleaching

Moreover, in this year’s round Dr. Anton Mellit, who is currently Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Vienna, won his ERC consolidator grant for the project “Refined invariants in combinatorics, low- dimensional topology and geometry of moduli spaces“. Furthermore, Dr. Pavel Mykhailiuk was awarded his ERC Consolidator Grant for his project “BENOVELTY – Saturated bioisosteres of benzene and their application in drug design”, highlighted in the ERC Consolidator Grant project examples 2020, which is the first ERC grant to be hosted by Ukraine.

In the past we have reported about some of the ERC grants awarded to Ukrainian researchers hosted by various European universities and research institutions our web-page.

Press-release of the University of Vienna

List of Principal Investigators of ERC Consolidator Grants 2020