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



Wednesday 28th May 2014

The new HFSP Newsletter has been published. In the fourth issue of HFSP Matters you can read up on what has happened within and around the HFSP community: research, awards & conferences. We also report of staff changes in the secretariat and provide first information about the 2015 awardees meeting. The newsletter is available for download here.


Monday 7th April 2014



Thursday 20th March 2014

HFSP is pleased to announce the 2014 Research Grants, Fellowships and Career Development Awards. The awards were approved by the Board of Trustees on March 18th and the lists of the different HFSP award categories can be found HERE. Congratulations to this year’s winners!