Monday 17th September 2018

C. David Allis and Michael Grunstein on receiving the 2018 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award “for discoveries elucidating how gene expression is influenced by chemical modification of histones—the proteins that package DNA within chromosomes.”  David Allis of the Rockefeller University in New York, USA was awarded HFSP Research Grants in 1997 and 2000 for projects titled “Regulation of histone acetylation in Drosophila” and “Coupling signaling to...




Tuesday 3rd April 2018



Monday 19th February 2018

HFSP was alerted by the scientific community that fraudulent messages were sent again to researchers and research organizations with the aim to solicit manuscript submissions for a fake HFSP run journal by the name of “Frontiers in Life Sciences” (see screen shot of message below). We would like to alert all scientists to the fact that HFSP no longer operates a scientific journal. The message shown below links to a so-called “HFSP Journal” that is a hijacked version of the...


Tuesday 19th December 2017



Friday 24th November 2017

Prior to becoming an HFSP fellow, Gisa Gerold studied for her PhD at the Humboldt University of Berlin, working with Arturo Zychlinsky at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology. In 2009, she received an HFSP Long-Term Fellowship and went to work with Charles Rice in the Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Diseases at Rockefeller University in New York. After returning to Germany in 2012, she started her research group in the Department for Experimental Virology at TWINCORE in Hanover...


Thursday 19th October 2017

Svante Pääbo of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig (Germany) receives the 2018 HFSP Nakasone Award for his discovery of the extent to which hybridization with Neanderthals and Denisovans has shaped the evolution of modern humans, and his development of techniques for sequencing DNA from fossils. The complete announcement is available at


Monday 2nd October 2017

HFSP wants to congratulate two time grant awardee Jeffrey C. Hall who, together with Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young, received the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm. Jeffrey C Hall was a co-investigator of an HFSP Program Grant in 1991and then a second time a co-investigator on a Program Grant in 2001 on signaling of the circadian clock in the brain.


Monday 3rd July 2017

We would like to congratulate Edith Heard for being named the fifth Director General of the Heidelberg based EMBL. Edith Heard is leading the unit of Genetics and Developmental Biology at Institut Curie and is faculty at the Collège de France. Edith was among the very first cohort of HFSP fellows back in 1990 and was the PI on a 2003 HFSP Program Grant. The full press release is available at