Friday 9th December 2011

The cycle for 2013 grant applications (applications in March 2012 for awards to be announced in March 2013) is now open. Preparatory documents are available HERE


Thursday 8th December 2011

Congratulations to Michael Brecht and Matthias Mann for the award of the 2012 Leibniz Prize from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. The Leibniz Prize is the most important award to individual scientists in Germany. It will be conferred upon the prize winners in a ceremony to be held on February 27th in Berlin. Michael Brecht is at the Bernstein Institute for Computational Neuroscience and the Humboldt University, Berlin. He participated in an HFSP Program Grant team awarded in 2004, together...


Wednesday 7th December 2011

Former HFSP Long-Term Fellow and Career Development Awardee Henrik Ehrsson from the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden is the subject of a profile in NatureNews called "Out-of-body experience: Master of illusion". Henrik is also featured on the HFSP web site with an HFSP success story article on Body Self Perception


Friday 2nd December 2011

Congratulations to HFSP alumni appointed to positions at IST Austria, a new world-class research centre near Vienna. Simon Hippenmeyer received an HFSP fellowship for his postdoctoral work with Liqun Luo at Stanford University. Ryuichi Shigemoto is a former HFSP grant awardee. Peter Jonas, who is already established in the neuroscience cluster at IST Austria has also received grant support in the past from HFSP. See IST Austria press release on the appointments. Other HFSP awardees at IST Austria...


Wednesday 23rd November 2011

HFSP is sponsoring a scientific session at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan in which HFSP awardees will talk about their research and the importance of international collaboration in the life sciences. The HFSP session, "Frontiers in Science", will be held on December 14th from 17.50 - 19.45. HFSP's Director of Fellowships, Dr. Guntram Bauer and Asia-Pacific Coordinator, Elfi Meissl will also be available at the HFSP booth with information about...


Saturday 12th November 2011

HFSPO Secretary General Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker has been awarded the prestigious Robert Koch Gold Medal from the Robert Koch Foundation. This medal is awarded for outstanding life's work in science. For more information see the web site of the Robert Koch Foundation.


Wednesday 9th November 2011

Alumni news: congratulations to the six former HFSP Fellows and a Young Investigator Grant holder for being named as EMBO Young Investigators. The following were honoured with this award in 2011: Fellows   Rut Carbillado-Lopez INRA, France Niko Geldner University of Lausanne, Switzerland Sophie Jarriault IGBMC, Illkirch, France Esben Lorentzen Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany Frank Schnorrer Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany Maya Schuldiner...


Friday 4th November 2011

Alumni news: We are delighted to hear of the award of the Order of Culture to Mitsuhiro Yanagida, group leader at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) and Professor Emeritus of Kyoto University. The Order of Culture is Japan's most prestigious cultural award and was conferred by the Emperor at a ceremony on November 3rd 2011. Mitsuhiro Yanagida has received two research grants from HFSP and served from 1998-2001 on  HFSP's Council of Scientists. In 1990 he was the...


Friday 28th October 2011

The Daimler and Benz Foundation has announced a new programme of support for Postdoctoral Researchers and Junior Professors working in Germany. The program provides EUR 20,000 per year for research support and EUR 2,500 for meeting organisation. It is open to all postdocs working in German universities and other research establishments regardless of nationality. HFSP Long-Term and Cross-Disciplinary Fellows are therefore eligible to apply for these funds. For more information see the web site of...


Friday 28th October 2011

HFSP Alumni news: Congratulations to former HFSP grant awardee Eric Harris Davidson for award of the International Prize for Biology from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for his pioneering work on gene regulatory networks.  Eric Davidson was a co-investigator on a 1996 HFSP grant with Werner E.G. Mueller from Germany and Baruch Rinkevich from Israel on "Invertebrate molecular immunology : alloreactivity and putative immune genes".