News

Monday 10th February 2014

HFSP grant awardees Roman Stocker (MIT, Cambridge, USA) and Assaf Vardi (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel), together with their postdocs Vicente Fernandez (MIT), Orr Shapiro (WIS) and Melissa Garren (MIT) have won the NSF/AAAS International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge in the photography category. Their sophisticated collage of a coral derived ‘whirlpool’ shows how coral polyps maintain their micro-environment. The winning image has been selected for...

 

Friday 10th January 2014

The next call for HFSP Research Grants is open. Compulsory registration for interested  teams to obtain a registration number must be made by 20 March 2014. The team’s letter of intent must be submitted online by 27 March 2014 via the HFSP extranet site which is now open. Full information on the 2015 competition is available here.

 

Friday 10th January 2014

Purugganan, the Dorothy Schiff Professor of Genomics and Professor of Biology at NYU, is a leading authority on plant molecular evolution and genomics. He has received an Alfred Sloan Young Investigator Award (1997–2002) and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2006–2007), among other honors. He was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2005 and, in 2011, was a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow of the Kavli Foundation...

 

Friday 18th October 2013

The Board of Trustees of the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), representing the member countries*, invites applications and nominations for the position of Secretary General (SG) of HFSP. The SG is responsible for the implementation of the Program and is the public voice for HFSP in the world of global science funding. HFSP supports research into the complex mechanisms of living organisms, promoting international collaboration in the spirit of science without borders. It offers funding programs...

 

Wednesday 9th October 2013

There are striking similarities in both of their grant proposals worth mentioning. The two grants brought together truly interdisciplinary teams assembling scientists from a broad spectrum of the life sciences including neurobiology, biochemistry, computation science, chemical engineering, biophysics and structural biology. Moreover both grants were successful in integrating laboratories of young investigators into the team effort without just paying lip service to one of HFSP’s credos of...

 

Monday 7th October 2013

James Rothman was a multiple research grant recipient (1990, 1994 and 2005) and has hosted four HFSP Long-Term Fellows in his laboratory (1992, 1993, 1995 and 1998). Randy Schekman received a research grant twice (1991 and 1995) and has hosted seven HFSP Fellows (1994, 1996, 2000, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012). Randy Schekman was also a member of the HFSP Council of Scientists from 1994 to 1998. Thomas Südhof received a research grant in 1995 and has hosted seven HFSP Fellows in his laboratory...

 

Sunday 6th October 2013

Congratulations to Shigekazu Nagata (Kyoto University), former member of the HFSP Council of Scientists, for receiving the 2013 Keio Medical Science Prize. The prize is awarded annually to recognize outstanding and creative research achievements in the fields of medicine and life sciences, in particular those contributing to scientific developments in medicine. The aim of the grant is to promote international scientific exchange programs, activities between Keio University and its international...

 

 

Tuesday 3rd September 2013

The Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) is pleased to announce that the 2014 HFSP Nakasone Award has been conferred upon Uri Alon of the  Weizmann Institute of Science for his pioneering work in discovering network motifs.  More information HERE.

 

Thursday 22nd August 2013

HFSP is saddened by the news that Tony Pawson, of the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at the Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto, Canada) passed away this month. Tony was a two-time HFSP grant recipient and from 1993 to 2008 has hosted several HFSP Long-Term Fellows in his laboratory. HFSP and the entire scientific community have lost an outstanding researcher and colleague. We want to express our sincere condolences to his family.