Friday 11th January 2013

From the jury’s citation: “Satyajit Mayor’s earliest independent contributions were to define the nanoscale organization of GPI-linked proteins using fluorescence anisotropy, showing that these proteins exist in small (tens of nanometers) clusters, fundamentally clarifying the way in which membrane ‘rafts’ are now understood. He then went on to show that these microdomains are organized by actin and are endocytosed by a novel pathway that is clathrin- and dynamin-independent...


Wednesday 9th January 2013

HFSP wishes all awardees and the members of our committees a happy and prosperous new year 2013! Also we want to use the opportunity to recognize the work and effort of the peer reviewers. In 2012 a total of 708 reviewers from 34 different countries were involved in reviewing applications and selecting HFSP awards. We are very grateful for your support and look forward to working with all of you in selecting exciting frontier projects in 2013.


Friday 14th December 2012

The October 2012 issue of Current Opinion in Structural Biology (Vol. 22, Issue 5) contains a forward look on biophysical methods. HFSP awardees and alumni contributed reviews in great numbers to this highlight: Ilme Schlichting (RG 1994 & 2001) together with Jianwei Miao on Emerging opportunities in structural biology with X-ray free-electron lasers; pages 613-626 Gabriel C Lander, Helen R Saibil (RG 2003) & Eva Nogales (RG 2008) suggest to Go hybrid: EM, crystallography, and beyond; pages...


Wednesday 12th December 2012

HFSP Secretary General Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker presented a talk at the inaugural conference of the University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study (USIAS). This was a double challenge because of the topic “In search of new frontiers” but also because he gave his talk in fluent French. You can access the video of the talk here.


Friday 7th December 2012

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has announced that Erin O’Shea was elected as the organization’s new Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer. Erin was a 2005 HFSP Grant awardee and later served on the HFSP Review Committee for Research Grants. Together with her HFSP co-investigators she was studying functional and dynamic aspects of information processing in yeast regulatory networks by high-throughput experiments. Her outstanding research and experience working with colleagues...


Thursday 22nd November 2012

HFSP welcomes the ORCID initiative and is preparing to introduce ORCID identifier fields to the online application forms of all its programs in the near future. You can find more information here.


Thursday 15th November 2012

Our congratulations go to six HFSP alumni who were awarded the EMBO Young Investigator award this week. Those honored were: Name Institute HFSP Award Sonia GAREL Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France LTF 2000, CDA 2005 Ilona GRUNWALD-KADOW Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsried, Germany LTF 2004, CDA 2008 Massimo LOPES University of Zurich, Switzerland LTF 2002 Guillermina LOPEZ-BENDITO Institute of Neuroscience, CISC, Alicante, Spain RGP 2008 Evanthia SOUTOGLOU IGBMC, Illkirch...



Friday 5th October 2012

Our congratulations for receiving the 2012 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award go to HFSP fellowship alumni Anne Brunet (Stanford University) and research grant alumni Hidde Ploegh (Whitehead Institute).


Thursday 27th September 2012

24 HFSP alumni have been awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council in the latest competition. The ERC Starting Grant has become a standard for innovative, bottom-up funding at the European level. Young scientists selected by HFSP at critical points of their careers continue to be successful in such highly competitive awards. Of the 24 HFSP awardees who received an ERC Starting Grant, 17 have been supported by HFSP postdoctoral fellowships, of whom 8 also received the...