Today I had the chance to defend my ERC proposal online. This included a 5 minute pitch of my project. I had a lot of fun preparing it and narrowing down the main research questions down to a 5 min accessible pitch. I hope the panel enjoyed what I prepared. Moreover, my respect to the jury who needs to make such career defining decisions based on limited input and a 20 min interview! The interview itself was nerve wrecking and I think I did a good job, some very good questions that laid bare the high risk-high gain nature of the proposal, but am confident that the risk is not too high and am excited to start with this project asap! Now it is fingers crossed till the verdict is cast, somewhere mid. December 2020! Keep tuned….