Representation theory of quivers (RQT)and Lie theory (LT) are closelyrelated, for instance via root systems.This proposalexplores new connectionsbetween RTQ, LT,quantised enveloping algebras (QEA) and quantised Schur algebras ( QSA).The applicant will first study generic phenomena inrepresentation varieties, in particular, the existence of open orbits, and genericpoints in varieties of pairs of projective representations. Then she will work oninterpreting the generic phenomena in the setting of LT, QEA and QSA.The main applications will be to show the existence of Richardson elementsfor some classes of Lie algebras, in particular for seaweed Lie algebras. Otherapplications include a natural interpretation of combinatorial properties ofroot systems of simple Lie algebras and a new construction of crystal bases.