Kerala, India - 2010

The 10th HFSP Awardees Meeting was held at Kovalam Beach, Kerala, India from 31 October - 3 November, 2010



HFSP Awardees congregated at the Hotel Leela Kempinski, Kovalam Beach in Thiruvananthapuram for the 10th Awardees Meeting.  All Long-Term Fellows, Young Investigator and Program Grant awardees and Career Development Award holders were invited. In all there were 198 registered participants and 33 talks and 114 poster presentations. In addition to the plenary lectures and presentations from HFSP Awardees, there was a special session "Spotlight on India" featuring talks from prominent Indian scientists.  The unique and idyllic setting of the Hotel Leela Kempinski and the hospitality of the Indian hosts helped to make this meeting truly memorable.    

Plenary Lectures

HFSP Nakasone Lecture - Optogenetics: development and application
Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University

Plenary Lecture - Analyses of Pleistocene Hominid Genomes
Svante Pääbo, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Leipzig

Special  Lectures

Science looks at Ayurveda
M.S. Valiathan, National Research Professor, Government of India

The trajectory of Life Sciences Research in India
M.K. Bhan, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India


To download the 2010 Awardees meeting programme click here

Article about Svante Pääbo in The Hindu: Tracing human lineage through ancient DNA

 Article about Karl Deisseroth in The Hindu: Using light to control nerve cells in brain