News

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".

 

Tuesday 25th October 2011

HFSP is sad to hear of the death of former HFSP Research Grant holder, Herbert Hauptman. Herbert Hauptman was a mathematician who pioneered probabilistic methods for obtaining molecular structures directly from X-ray diffraction patterns, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1985 with Jerome Karle.  Throughout his career, Herbert Hauptman tackled difficult problems with great success. In recent years he became interested in the use of neutrons instead of X-rays for determining...

 

Thursday 20th October 2011

Alumni news: Eleven former HFSP awardees are among the 43 European scientists to have been elected this year as Members of EMBO, the European Molecular Biology Organisation. In addition, two of the three Associate Members from outside Europe are HFSP alumni. Among the new European Members are also Hermann Gaub, who was recently appointed to the HFSP Council of Scientists, and former member of the HFSP grants review committee, Cathie Martin. This honour is conferred in "recognition of the commitment...

 

Monday 3rd October 2011

HFSP congratulates former HFSP grant awardees Jules Hoffmann and Ralph M. Steinman for receiving the 2011 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Jules Hoffmann, Emeritus Senior Researcher at the CNRS and Professor at the University of Strasbourg receives the Nobel Prize hot on the heels of the recent award of the CNRS Gold Medal for his pioneering work on "discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity". He was coordinator of an HFSP research grant in 1995 on "Phylogenetic...

 

Thursday 29th September 2011

Alumni news: Congratulations to Keiji Tanaka, Director General of the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science for receipt of the Keio Medical Science Prize. This prestigious award was given for his "discovery of the proteasome and elucidation of its physiological functions".  The Keio Medical Science Prize "gives recognition to the outstanding and creative achievements of researchers in the fields of medicine and life sciences, in particular those contributing to scientific...

 

Friday 23rd September 2011

Congratulations to HFSP alumnus Jules Hoffmann on being awarded the 2011 CNRS Gold Medal for his pioneering work on insect immunity. This highly prestigious award is given annually to an exceptional  French scientist. Many recipients of this honour have gone on to win major international awards such as the Nobel Prize or the Fields Medal. Jules Hoffmann is Emeritus Senior Researcher at the CNRS and Professor at the University of Strasbourg. He was coordinator of an HFSP research grant...