Tuesday 22nd March 2011

Alumni news: Congratulations to HFSP Grant awardee Stefan Hell from the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen for the Hansen Family Award 2011 from the Bayer Foundation. The award was given for his breakthrough in the field of microscopy that now allows images to be resolved down to 20-50 nm in living cells. Stefan Hell is participating in a project funded by HFSP with Valentin Naegerl, Bordeaux, France and Wen-Hong Li in Dallas, Texas, USA, on "Nanoscale...


Friday 18th March 2011

What can we do to support friends and colleagues in Japan? We have been following with concern and sympathy the tragic events following the earthquake and the struggle to contain the reactor in Fukushima and we know of HFSP awardees in Japan who have been seriously affected. Former HFSP Fellow, Philipp Selenko at the Leibniz Institute of Molecular Pharmacology (FMP) in Berlin and colleagues are setting up a web site to coordinate efforts of the German scientific community to support Japanese scientists...


Thursday 17th March 2011

Web update: HFSP has published a Strategic Outlook for the coming years. The document outlines the mission of the Program with perspectives for the future.


Wednesday 2nd March 2011

Web update: new article posted on Karl Deisseroth and optogenetics. See Frontier Science Matters


Monday 28th February 2011

Alumni news: Congratulations to Stefan Jentsch for the 2011 Louis-Jeantet Prize. The prize is given to scientists whose fundamental research is of considerable potential significance for medicine. The prize was given for his pioneering work on the modification of proteins by ubiquitinylation. Stefan Jentsch was involved in a 1992 HFSP grant with Bruce Futcher, then at Cold Spring Harbor and Kim Nasmyth, then at the Institute for Molecular Pathology, Vienna, which concerned the degradation...


Thursday 24th February 2011

Web update: new HFSP success story by Career Development Holder Henrik Ehrsson. See also new article by the Ehrsson group "The Illusion of Owning a Third Arm" Links: Body self perception on HFSP site "The Illusion of Owning a Third Arm" on PLOSOne site


Thursday 10th February 2011

New HFSP web site launched with a facelift and new content. This replaces the old site, whose structure stemmed from 1997. The new site aims to present more of the research performed by the HFSP community as well as having articles dealing with issues related to international and frontier science. A special section is available for the HFSP alumni to facilitate contact, collaboration and discussion. We hope you enjoy the new site! Some of the older content on the previous site is not yet available...


Thursday 10th February 2011

Alumni news: Congratulations to former research grant awardee Terry Sejnowski for his election to the National Academy of Engineering of the USA. Terry Sejnowski was co-ordinator of two research grants in 1996 and 2000 concerning the dynamic changes occuring in the brain during sleep. More information is available in the press release issued by the Salk Institute


Monday 17th January 2011

Alumni news: Eleven former HFSP Awardees have been elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This prestigious award is given for "meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications".  HFSP congratulates the following HFSP Alumni who have been elected as AAAS Fellows: Biological Sciences Joerg Bohlmann (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada) Roger Brent (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, USA) Donald Bryant...


Tuesday 4th January 2011

Alumni news: Former HFSP Career Development Awardee receives the ULB Foundation Prize for 2010. Cedric had a Long-Term Fellowship in the laboratory of Elaine Fuchs at Rockefeller University, New York, USA. On returning to Belgium to the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) he received a Career Development Award from HFSP. He has received international awards for his research on stem cells such as a Starting Grant from the European Research Council and is an EMBO Young Investigator...