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...


Friday 10th December 2010

Article in Science discusses the reluctance of young Japanese scientists to leave Japan. The article considers some reasons for this substantial decline in mobility. HFSP has also seen a decline in the number of Japanese applicants for postdoctoral fellowships and will be organising a Career Day in Tokyo with other funding agencies in 2011 to present the opportunities afforded by a stay abroad.


Friday 3rd December 2010

HFSP Alumni News: Congratulations to Tony Hyman at MPI-CBG Dresden for the 2011 Leibniz Prize


Tuesday 23rd November 2010

HFSP Career Development Awardee Oliver Daumke receives the Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award


Monday 22nd November 2010

Former HFSP Long-Term Fellow Florian Engert profiled in the Harvard Gazette: Biology researcher's on a roll . Florian was an HFSP Long-Term Fellow in the laboratory of Mu-Ming Poo at the University of California, Berkeley from 1999-2001. Since he moved to Harvard University he has hosted two HFSP Long-Term Fellows, Johann Bollman, who went on to be a group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Medical Research in Heidleberg and Ruben Portugues.


Friday 19th November 2010

The first HFSP Nakasone Award has been conferred upon Karl Deisseroth of Stanford University for his pioneering work on the development of optogenetic methods for studying the function of neuronal networks underlying behavior. The HFSP Nakasone Award was established to honour scientists who have made key breakthroughs in fields at the forefront of the life sciences. It recognizes the vision of former Prime Minister Nakasone of Japan in the creation of the Human Frontier Science Program. The award...