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!



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.