Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF)

Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to the most promising experienced (postdoctoral) researchers of any nationality to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research and innovation in Europe and beyond. The Postdoctoral Fellowships, lasting between one and three years, are based on a jointly made application by the researcher and the host institution.


Abril Carolina Castro Aguilera

Relativistic and Dynamic effects in Computational NMR Spectroscopy of transition-metal complexes

Department of Chemistry

Project duration: 2019-2021

Grant agreement ID: 794563

Call ID: H2020-MSCA-IF-2017

This project aims to established a computational protocol for the rational calculation of NMR parameters in transition-metal complexes by accurately taking into consideration relativistic effects and conformational dynamics.


Sangita Sen

Spectra of Molecules in Strong Magnetic Fields

Department of Chemistry

Project duration: 2018-2021

Grant agreement ID: 745336

Call ID: H2020-MSCA-IF-2016

This project seeks to develop the methodology to compute excitation energies and potential energy surfaces in the presence of strong uniform and non-uniform magnetic fields, included non-perturbatively, at varying levels of theoretical complexity and study the distortion of these spectra across a range of magnetic field strengths.

Project website


Elisa Borfecchia

CO2 to light olefins conversion by cascade reactions over bifunctional nanocatalysts: an ‘all X-ray’ approach

Department of Chemistry

Project duration: 2018-2020 (ended Dec 2018, accepted a permament position in Italy)

Grant agreement ID: 793423

Call ID: H2020-MSCA-IF-2017

This project proposes an ultimate approach to directly convert CO2 to light olefins, which will  improve our understanding of key fundamental issues in both hydrogenation and methanol-to-olefins chemistry.


Sofia Ferreira

SPatial variability and Implications of the Timing of FIsh Responses to the Environment

Department of Biosciences

Project duration: 2018-2020

Grant agreement ID: 794301

Call ID: H2020-MSCA-IF-2017

By comparing predator-prey relationships, this project will help answer the major question in fish ecology and management – what determines fish recruitment? – and thus lead to better management of marine resources.


Pedro Maria Martin-Sanchez

Deciphering the mycobiome of indoor environments by high-throughput sequencing

Department of Biosciences

Project duration: 2018-2020

Grant agreement ID: 741332

Call ID: H2020-MSCA-IF-2016

This project will improve our basic understanding about the indoor mycobiome, which will help to control fungal outbreaks as well as their adverse effects on building materials and occupants. 


Mark Ravinet

The evolutionary origins and consequences of human-commensalism in Passer sparrows

Department of Biosciences

Project duration: 2018-2020 (ended Nov 2019, accepted a permanent position in UK)

Grant agreement ID: 748299

Call ID: H2020-MSCA-IF-2016

In this project, I will develop an evolutionary framework to study how and when did the dependency on the human niche arose in commensal species, particularly passer sparrows.


Masahito Tsuboi

Linking micro- and macroevolution: macroevolutionary quantitative genetics of Drosophila wing morhology

Department of Biosciences

Project duration: 2017-2019 (ended Dec 2017, accepted a Swedish Research Council Grant)

Grant agreement ID: 747338

Call ID: H2020-MSCA-IF-2016

The project will apply novel quantitative genetic theories and statistical methods to analyses of exceptionally high quality data to make a major step forward to solve the paradox of stasis.


Kenneth Schneider

Bacterial Adhesion Control through Surface TArgeted Regulation

Department of Biosciences

Project duration: 2017-2019

Grant agreement ID: 704903

Call ID: H2020-MSCA-IF-2015

This project aims to conduct fundamental investigations of bacterial adhesion and create the knowledge base to advance surface engineering approaches.


Francisco José Bullejos Carrillo

Blending Stoichiometric and Metabolic Theories from Genes to Populations: Resource Stochiometry and Temperature Effects on Consumers with Contrasting Life-history Strategies

Department of Biosciences

Project duration: 2015-2019

Grant agreement ID: 658838

Call ID: H2020-MSCA-IF-2014


Hima Bindu Kolli

Hybrid Particle-Field Approach Including Electrostatics for Large-Scale Simulations of Biological Systems

Department of Chemistry

Project duration: 2016-2018

Grant agreement ID: 704491

Call ID: H2020-MSCA-IF-2015

This project aims at formulating a new hybrid particle-field approach including explicit treatment of electrostatic interactions for computational modelling of complex biological environments. 


David Balcells

Computational Modelling and Design of Sustainable Catalysts for Water Oxidation

Department of Chemistry

Project duration: 2014-2018

Grant agreement ID: 618303

Call ID: FP7-PEOPLE-2013-CIG

The project focuses on the application of computational chemistry to the design and modeling of sustainable catalysts for water oxidation.

Final Report Summar


Christoffer Bugge Harder

Unraveling the ecology of a widespread fungal group by genomic, isotopic and physiological analyses

Department of Biosciences

Project duration: 2015-2017

Grant agreement ID: 658849

Call ID: H2020-MSCA-IF-2014

This proposal aims to shed light on the life strategy of Mycena (or bonnet mushrooms), a widespread group of macrofungi and with important functions in forests and other terrestrial ecosystems.


Sundy Maurice

Fungal conservation genetics: species traits and dispersal

Department of Biosciences

Project duration: 2014-2016

Grant agreement ID: 628326

Call ID: FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IEF

The main objective of this project was to reveal microorganisms’ dispersal capacities and correlate the population genetic structures across North Europe of multiple co-occurring fungal species (polypore) with a variety of life-history characteristics. In order to accomplish this overall project objective, the research was sub-stratified into different deliverables throughout the whole duration of the project.

Final Report Summary


Julien Scheibert

Laboratory earthquakes: dynamic shear cracks in heterogeneous frictional interfaces

Department of Physics

Project duration: 2009-2011

Grant agreement ID: 237089

Call ID: FP7-PEOPLE-IEF-2008

The general objective of the project was to expose a young physicist, Dr Julien Scheibert, to multidisciplinary research on earthquake dynamics. By working with geologists and physicists with a proven record of cross disciplinary research, Julien Scheibert was expected to broaden his competences and reach a deeper level of insight into fracture and friction in nature.

Final Report Summary