Wednesday 5th November 2014

A new HFSP grant tries to understand the unique materials and structures that compose shark and ray skeletons. The grant brings together a unique team of scientists from Germany (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam and the Zuse Institute Berlin) and the United States (Center for Life Science at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute). More information on the project and the team members is available here.


Tuesday 28th October 2014



Friday 10th October 2014

It is particularly pleasing that the two latest laureates bring the total of Nobel Prize winners supported by HFSP, years before receiving this prestigious award, to 25 in the year of our 25th anniversary. It reflects on the quality of the selection process whereby our international review panels seek to support excellence in frontier research using interdisciplinary approaches in the life sciences. HFSP is convinced that the achievements of this year's nobelists will inspire many more scientists...


Friday 19th September 2014

Effective 19 September 2014, the HFSP is one of the 517 institutional signatories of DORA which is a declaration that challenges the role played by the Journal Impact Factor (JIF) as the main means for evaluating science. DORA has been published in 2012 during the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) with the goal of “putting science into the assessment of research” and thereby promoting the assessment of research on its own merits rather than on the basis of...



Monday 8th September 2014

James Collins of Boston University received the 2015 HFSP Nakasone Award for his innovative work on synthetic gene networks and programmable cells launched the exciting field of synthetic biology. The complete announcement is available at


Monday 4th August 2014

HFSP is happy to announce that Prof. Warwick Anderson, CEO of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia has accepted the offer of the Board of Trustees to follow Prof. Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker as its Secretary General starting from 1 July 2015. The full press release can be found here.


Tuesday 15th July 2014

The HFSP family keeps growing. We would like to warmly welcome Singapore as a new supporting country of the Human Frontier Science Program Organization. Singapore based scientists can now take full advantage of all HFSP programs and we are excited about the prospects of supporting scientific collaborations with research laboratories in the Asia-Pacific region. The full press release of the National Research Foundation of Singapore is available here. The HFSP press release can be downloaded here.