Eugenia Chiappe is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She studied at the Science School of the University of Buenos Aires, and then move to The Rockefeller University, US for her PhD studies. She is now principal investigator at Sensorimotor Integration Lab, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisbon, Portugal.
She received an ERC Starting Grant in 2017 for her activeFly project aiming at understanding the fundamental principles for the function and organization of neural circuits involved in estimating an animal’s own movement, especially in the context of visually guided locomotion.
About her ERC grant she says: « We are really grateful to the ERC for our starting grant because it allows us to take on this very ambitious project in a slightly different and very creative level.
Having the flexibility that the ERC gives you allows us to recruit very talented and diverse people from all around the world and it creates environment that nurtures creativity. »
- Focus on ERC for LAC researchers
- Interview with Germán Sumbre, Argentinian ERC Starting and Consolidator grants awardee
- Interview with Juan Manuel Toro, Colombian ERC Starting Grant awardee
- Brazil and the ERC