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...


Thursday 20th September 2012

HFSP will be at the EMBO Meeting in Nice from 22 - 25 September.  Guntram Bauer and Rosalyn Huie will be present at booth 17 in the exhibition hall for the duration of the meeting.


Tuesday 18th September 2012

The Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) is pleased to announce that the 2013 HFSP Nakasone Award has been conferred upon Stephen Quake of Stanford University for his pioneering inventions and discoveries that made innovative physical techniques available for biology and that are revolutionizing biophysics, biological automation, genome analysis, and personalized medicine. More information HERE.


Friday 14th September 2012

Our congratulations for receiving the 2012 NIH Director’s Innovator Award go to HFSP fellowship alumni Axel Nimmerjahn and Björn Lillemeier (both at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, CA). Also successful were Cliff Brangwynne (Princeton University, NJ) and Sua Myong (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL) who are team members in a 2012 HFSP Research Grant (“RNA helicases in RNA/protein body assembly and function: a multi-scale approach”).