Teaching at the University of Milan by direct recruitment

The University of Milan invests financial resources and in HR to recruit directly ERC winning Principal Investigators.

The direct recruitment of associate and full professors, as well as temporary research fellows (type B) pursuant to law no. 240 of 2010 is an important innovation in talent selection. We have embraced a European approach based on international, transparent research excellence standards.

Since 2012, the University of Milan has recruited directly:

  • 6 ERC internal winners as associate professors (ERC Starting and Consolidator);
  • 15 external ERC winners (9 associate professors, 5 full professors, 1 temporary research fellow (B) – ERC Starting, Consolidator and Advanced), with the funding portability system (12 PIs from other Italian institutions and 3 from abroad – these also benefited from additional funding from the Cariplo Foundation for ERC winners who move to Lombardy with their grant.
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ERC-winning Principal Investigators

Sergio Abrignani
i-MIRNOME    Lymphocyte microRNAs in health and disease: Understanding lymphocyte functions through the identification of microRNA target genes and exploiting serum microRNA signatures to monitor immune responses       

Stefano Biffo
TRANSLATE    Noncoding and Translational Modulation of Gene Expression and Epigenetic Changes    

Valentina Bollati

  • SPHERE    "SPHERE: Susceptibility to Particle Health Effects, miRNAs and Exosomes"    
  • VERA: Extracellular VEsicles, miRNAs and particulate Air pollution: developing a new tool to identify subjects with high exposure-associated cardiovascular risk    

Nicolò Bolli
bECOMiNG    spontaneous Evolution and Clonal heterOgeneity in MoNoclonal Gammopathies: from mechanisms of progression to clinical management    

Elena Cattaneo
HD-DittoGraph    HD-DittoGraph: a digital human Embryonic Stem Cell platform for Huntington's repeats    

Vincenzo Costanzo
DNAMEREP    The role of essential DNA metabolism genes in vertebrate chromosome replication    

Francesco Ficetola
IceCommunities    Reconstructing community dynamics and ecosystem functioning after glacial retreat    

Fabio Fornara
FLARE    Floral Integrating Networks at the Shoot Apical Meristem of Rice    

Adriana Maggi
WAYS    Role of Liver Estrogen Receptor in female Energy Metabolism, Reproduction and Aging: What About Your Liver Sexual Functions?    

Graziella Messina
RegeneratioNfix    Role of the transcription factor Nfix in muscle regeneration and muscular dystrophies    

Anna Moroni

  • noMAGIC    Non-invasive Manipulation of Gating in Ion Channels    
  • BREAK    Blue light remote analgesia with K+ channels    
  • TICK    Temperature InduCed K+ channel as a tool to treat neuropathic pain    

Massimiliano Pagani
FIGHT-CANCER    Long non-coding RNAs of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes as novel anti-cancer therapeutic targets    

Diego Pasini
DissectPcG    Dissecting the Function of Multiple Polycomb Group Complexes in Establishing Transcriptional Identity    

Loris Rizzello
PANDORA    Pandemics Outbreaks Rationalized: towards a universal therapy to eliminate intracellular pathogens and drug resistance    

Sara Sigismund

EGFRtoMITO  EGFR signalling talks to mitochondria through contact sites

Giuseppe Testa

  • DISEASEAVATARS    Modeling Disease through Cell Reprogramming: a Translational Approach to the Pathogenesis of Syndromes Caused by Symmetrical Gene Dosage Imbalances    
  • LSDiASD    Leveraging Small Demethylase inhibitors for Autism Spectrum Disorder    
  • DUPDOWN    Deacetylase inhibitors for autism spectrum disorders: an integrated preclinical validation pipeline in brain organoids and in vivo models    

Serena Arnaboldi
CHEIR Cargo-towing Highly enantioselective Electro-pumps: unconventional asymmetrIc Readout and transmission of chiral information

Niels Benedikter
FermiMath The Mathematics of Interacting Fermions

Michele Ceotto
SEMICOMPLEX    Divide and conquer ab initio semiclassical molecular dynamics for spectroscopic calculations of complex systems     

Stefano Forte
NNNPDF    Proton structure for discovery at the Large Hadron Collider    

Luigi Guzzo
DARKLIGHT    Illuminating Dark Energy with the next generation of cosmological redshift surveys

Riccardo Montalto
HamDyWWa Hamiltonian Dynamics, Normal Forms and Water Waves

Nicola Neri
SELDOM    "Search for the electric dipole moment of strange and charm baryons at LHC

Sara Sattin
ERACHRON    Eradicating Chronic Infections    ERC-2017-STG    

Paolo Stellari
StabCondEn    Stability Conditions, Moduli Spaces and Enhancements    

Alessio Zaccone
Multimech    Solving the multi-scale problem in materials mechanics: a pathway to chemical design

Stefano Zapperi

  • SIZEFFECTS    Size effects in fracture and plasticity    ERC-2011-ADG    
  • METADESIGN    On demand design of reversible shape changing metamaterials    

Giovanni Carbone
COD    The economic, social and political consequences of democratic reforms. A quantitative and qualitative comparative analysis    

Silvia De Bianchi

PROTEUS  Paradoxes and Metaphors of Time in Early Universe(s) 

Maurizio Ferrera

  • REScEU    Reconciling Economics and Social Europe: Values Ideas and Politics
  • SOLID    Policy Crisis and Crisis Politics. Sovereignty, Solidarity and Identity in the EU post 2008. 

Alessandro Gandini

CRAFTWORK    Craft work: Understanding the relationship between identity and work in the context of the future of work    

Giulia Giannini
TACITROOTS    The Accademia del Cimento in Florence: tracing the roots of the European scientific enterprise    

Anne-Marie Jeannet
DESPO    De-industrializing Societies and the Political Consequences     

Annalisa Murgia
SHARE    Seizing the Hybrid Areas of work by Re-presenting self-Employment    

Angela Nuovo
EMoBookTrade    The Early Modern Book Trade: An Evidence-based Reconstruction of the Economic and Juridical Framework of the European Book Market    

Andrea Pinotti
AN-ICON    An-Iconology: History, Theory, and Practices of Environmental Images