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Congratulations to Prof. Eitan Yaakobi on winning the prestigious ERC Consolidator
grant. The European Research Council (ERC) is designed to encourage excellence in
science and to support researchers who come up with pioneering and groundbreaking
ideas in the research team's and work plan formation stages. The scope of each grant
is about 2 million euros.
Prof. Yaakobi receives the grant for his research in the field of DNA Storage. DNA
storage is an innovative approach that is expected to revolutionize information
storage while dramatically reducing storage volume, storing information for the
very long term and significantly reducing energy and economic costs. The technology
developed by Yaakobi is expected to accelerate the achievement of this important
Eitan Yaakobi is one of 19 researchers in the faculty who won the prestigious ERC
grant - an unprecedented record in the cumulative number of wins and great pride
for the Technion and the faculty.
Well done Ethan!