Monday 5th September 2016

Warwick Anderson, Secretary General of HFSPO, has answered questions from the National Library Board in Singapore as part of their S.U.R.E. campaign (Source.Understand. Research.Evaluate.). In the interview Warwick Anderson talks about important trends and research practices in the life sciences. For the full text please follow the link below:


Monday 5th September 2016

Barbara Pauly joined HFSPO on September 2, 2016 as the new Director of Fellowships. Prior to that Barbara was a member of the editorial team of EMBO Reports, most recently she was a senior editor of this very respected journal. She received her PhD from the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, where she was working with Angelika Böttger and Charles David on developmental signaling in the simple non-bilaterian Hydra vulgaris. Following that she spent several years as a postdoctoral...


Tuesday 21st June 2016

At the Intergovernmental Conference hosted by the Medical Research Council of the UK in London on June 10th, representatives from the governments that support the Human Frontier Science Program came together to confirm a financial framework for the Program from 2017-2019. The meeting resulted in a Joint Communiqué which confirms the unique added values of HFSP and sets out the financial contributions for the next triennium. The full press release can be found here.


Friday 1st April 2016

The call for nominations for the 2017 HFSP Nakasone Award is open. The HFSP Nakasone Award recognizes achievements in scientific excellence that have moved the frontiers of knowledge in biology. The award is for a particular discovery or set of discoveries. It is not a life-time achievement award. Nomination deadline is 13 May 2016 and the nomination form is available here.


Tuesday 29th March 2016



Friday 18th March 2016

HFSP is pleased to announce the 2016 Research Grants, Fellowships and Career Development Awards and congratulates the winners. The awards were approved by the Board of Trustees on March 18th and the lists of the different HFSP program categories can be found HERE. Congratulations to this year’s winners.



Friday 20th November 2015

Emmanuelle Charpentier of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin and Jennifer Doudna of the University of California at Berkeley receive the 2016 HFSP Nakasone Award for their seminal work about the CRISPR-Cas9 system. The complete announcement is available at



Tuesday 15th September 2015

In August, 2015 an email alert invited manuscript submissions to a fake HFSP Journal using a falsified postal address of the HFSP Secretariat in Strasbourg, France. More information available here.