News

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.

 

Tuesday 20th August 2013

The latest Annual Report of fiscal year 2012/2013 summarizes the application and award statistics from the previous year. The report is available for download in the section "About Us" on the HFSP website at http://www.hfsp.org/about-us/annual-reports.  

 

Tuesday 16th July 2013

HFSP grant PI Monica Daley (Structure and Motion Laboratory, Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield UK) and team members from her laboratory are currently testing a robot in their laboratory to compare its performance to walking and running birds. The robot ATRIAS was sent to the UK by grant team member Jonathan Hurst (Dept. of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering, Oregon State University, USA) a few days ago. The robot and 4 engineers from the Oregon State University arrived on July...

 

Tuesday 11th June 2013

A new agreement on a three year budgetary framework will extend the avenues for interactions within the global scientific community. At an Intergovernmental Conference hosted by the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium on June 11th, representatives from the governments that support the Human Frontier Science Program came together to confirm a financial framework for the Program from 2014-2016. The meeting resulted in a joint communiqué, signed by all participating countries, setting out...