Emmanuelle Charpentier of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin and Jennifer Doudna of the University of California at Berkeley receive the 2016 HFSP Nakasone Award for their seminal work about the CRISPR-Cas9 system. The complete announcement is available at http://bit.ly/1kJS0SX.
Friday 20th November 2015
Thursday 12th November 2015
HFSP anticipates a vacancy for the Director of Fellowships in 2016. The text of the advertisement is available here. This is a unique opportunity to interact with an international and dynamic group of young scientists. Interested candidates should send informal motivated enquiries and requests for receiving the full job description to email@example.com.
Tuesday 15th September 2015
In August, 2015 an email alert invited manuscript submissions to a fake HFSP Journal using a falsified postal address of the HFSP Secretariat in Strasbourg, France. More information available here.
Tuesday 8th September 2015
In 2012, Duncan J. Irschick and Alfred Crosby from UMass Amherst, USA, together with Walter Federle, University of Cambridge, UK, were awarded an HFSP Research Grant to investigate which kind of adhesive mechanisms animals such as geckos use when climbing smooth surfaces. In particular, they were interested in the underlying anatomy of insect and gecko toepads, which work in concert with the setal hair-like designs that are observed in Nature. These sub-surface and internal structures, particularly...
Thursday 23rd July 2015
For HFSPO a new era has started with the arrival of Prof. Warwick Anderson as the next Secretary General of the organization. He joined HFSPO from his previous position as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia, a position he has held since June 2006. Prior to his tenure at the NHMRC, he was Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences at Monash University and Head of the Department of Physiology. His research has focused on renal physiology...
Tuesday 21st July 2015
During the 2014 awardees meeting in Lugano, we asked some of our members and guests to explain what is meant by frontier science. Here are some of the answers we received. All tend to agree that the scientific frontier is never an aggregate state but it keeps moving and hence science has to move along to expand our knowledge. The video is available on HFSP's YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/qyaQnxqlrdk
Thursday 26th March 2015
HFSP is pleased to announce the 2015 Research Grants, Fellowships and Career Development Awards. The awards were approved by the Board of Trustees on March 24th. The lists of the different HFSP awards can be found here. Congratulations to this year’s winners!