Effective 19 September 2014, the HFSP is one of the 517 institutional signatories of DORA which is a declaration that challenges the role played by the Journal Impact Factor (JIF) as the main means for evaluating science. DORA has been published in 2012 during the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) with the goal of “putting science into the assessment of research” and thereby promoting the assessment of research on its own merits rather than on the basis of...
Friday 19th September 2014
Monday 8th September 2014
James Collins of Boston University received the 2015 HFSP Nakasone Award for his innovative work on synthetic gene networks and programmable cells launched the exciting field of synthetic biology. The complete announcement is available at http://bit.ly/Wx41Oh.
Monday 4th August 2014
HFSP is happy to announce that Prof. Warwick Anderson, CEO of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia has accepted the offer of the Board of Trustees to follow Prof. Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker as its Secretary General starting from 1 July 2015. The full press release can be found here.
Tuesday 15th July 2014
The HFSP family keeps growing. We would like to warmly welcome Singapore as a new supporting country of the Human Frontier Science Program Organization. Singapore based scientists can now take full advantage of all HFSP programs and we are excited about the prospects of supporting scientific collaborations with research laboratories in the Asia-Pacific region. The full press release of the National Research Foundation of Singapore is available here. The HFSP press release can be downloaded here.
Wednesday 28th May 2014
The new HFSP Newsletter has been published. In the fourth issue of HFSP Matters you can read up on what has happened within and around the HFSP community: research, awards & conferences. We also report of staff changes in the secretariat and provide first information about the 2015 awardees meeting. The newsletter is available for download here.
Thursday 20th March 2014
HFSP is pleased to announce the 2014 Research Grants, Fellowships and Career Development Awards. The awards were approved by the Board of Trustees on March 18th and the lists of the different HFSP award categories can be found HERE. Congratulations to this year’s winners!
Thursday 13th February 2014
Monday 10th February 2014
HFSP grant awardees Roman Stocker (MIT, Cambridge, USA) and Assaf Vardi (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel), together with their postdocs Vicente Fernandez (MIT), Orr Shapiro (WIS) and Melissa Garren (MIT) have won the NSF/AAAS International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge in the photography category. Their sophisticated collage of a coral derived ‘whirlpool’ shows how coral polyps maintain their micro-environment. The winning image has been selected for...