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Gilles Laurent receives second ERC Advanced Grant for project on sleep evolution

With this prestigious grant of about 2.5 million Euro, Gilles Laurent, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research (MPI-BR) since 2009, will study the role of the claustrum and brain stem in sleep control and the evolution of sleep in vertebrate animals using reptilian model systems.

The Max Planck Institute for Brain Research has been very successful in attracting funding from the European Research Council as this is not only Gilles Laurent’s second ERC grant in a row (his first Advanced Grant was on cortex evolution), but the seventh ERC grant at the institute in seven years. At the level of Advanced Investigators, funding is given to the top 10% of applicants.