HFSP News - 15 June 2010

HUMAN FRONTIER SCIENCE PROGRAM NEWS – 15 June 2010

In this issue:

1. Guidelines for 2011 Long-Term and Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships published
2. Major external review of HFSP programs published
3. Redevelopment of HFSP web site
4. HFSP Awardees and Alumni section
5. Information about HFSP
6. Impressum and Subscription info

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1. Guidelines for 2011 Long-Term and Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships published

The guidelines and other associated documents are available athttp://www.hfsp.org/how/appl_form.php.

Important deadlines:

26 August 2010: Registration deadline (for obtaining a password) and for initializing an application
9 September 2010: Submission deadline

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2. Major external review of HFSP programs published

A major external review has just been published of the HFSP programs. The study, by the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research and Evidence Ltd concludes that the HFSP programs are fulfilling their role of supporting early career scientists and international teams working at the frontiers of the life sciences.

Download the main review:http://bit.ly/doplBh and the bibliometric analysis:http://bit.ly/ctIWhA

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3. Redevelopment of HFSP web site

The HFSP web site is about to be redeveloped. Please help by giving your opinion on the current site and what you would like to see improved by filling in a simple questionnaire (open until July 2nd): http://bit.ly/aM3Gnq

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4. HFSP Awardees and Alumni section

a. We were saddened to hear of the passing of former HFSP Council of Scientists Chair, Arturo Falaschi:http://bit.ly/9B982M

b. HFSP awardees and alumni continue to attract major honours and prizes:

- HFSP grant awardees Thomas Sudhof and James Rothman received the 2010 Kavli Prize for Neuroscience:http://bit.ly/daz3BY

- HFSP awardees Paul M. Brakefield, Raymond Dolan, Angus Lamond and Wolf Reik were elected as Fellows of the Royal Society. Edmund H. Fischer and Detlef Weigel, and HFSP Council of Scientists Member Pascale Cossart were elected as Foreign Members: http://bit.ly/a9VOsn

- Eleven current and former HFSP awardees were elected to the National Academy of Sciences, USA: Philip Benfey, Susan Golden, James Haber, Barbara Imperiali, Patricia Kuhl, Terry Sejnowski, David Weitz, Zena Werb, King-Wai Yau. Wolfgang Baumeister and Stanislas Dehaene were elected as Foreign Associates. http://bit.ly/cpC1rl

- HFSP grant awardee Daniel Choquet was awarded the silver medal of the CNRS:http://bit.ly/9s7uI6

- HFSP Young Investigator Jason W. Chin was awarded the 2010 EMBO Gold Medal for his pioneering work on genetic code reprogramming:http://bit.ly/aPXXsq

- Paul Lasko, who has been associated for many years with HFSP as review committee and Council chair, has been named Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Geneticshttp://bit.ly/di4wTd

- HFSP Council of Scientists Member Suzanne Cory elected as President of Australian Academy of Science:http://bit.ly/aKyXAa

c. HFSP Alumni Network: The first meeting of HFSP alumni from Eastern Canada will take place in Montreal on 29 July 2010. former awardees in that region should have received invitations. If you haven't received an invitation please contact alumni@hfsp.org.

d. HFSP would like to encourage current and former awardees to get together to form local or regional alumni groups. Do you already have meetings with other HFSP awardees? If so, please let us know at alumni@hfsp.org.

e. If you plan to attend “PLANT BIOLOGY 2010”, the joint meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists and the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists in Montreal this summer (July 31 to August 4, 2010), you are most welcome to join us at the HFSP booth in the exhibition area.

f. Visit us at the HFSP booth at the EMBO Meeting in Barcelona from 4-7 September, 2010.

g. The 2010 HFSP Awardees Meeting for awardees from years 2007-2009 will be in Kerala, India from Oct 31-Nov 3. Awardees from these years have been sent information and abstract forms. If you are in this group and have not received the invitation please look in your spam filter or contact kerala@hfsp.org.

h. Wikipedia: Volunteers are needed to edit the HFSP Wikipedia entry at http://bit.ly/cvD7RS. We posted an article about HFSP but since we are associated with the program it has been considered to be "written like an advertisement" and in need of more neutrality. If any readers of the newsletter are editors of Wikipedia please work on the entry. Feel free to get in touch with us if you need any info.

i. See the "Hot off the Press" rubric on the HFSP web site atwww.hfsp.org for recent papers published by HFSP awardees

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5. Information about HFSP

Web site:http://www.hfsp.org
Facebook:http://bit.ly/26G8Cq
Twitter: http://bit.ly/6ydlZg

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6. Impressum and Subscription info (free!)

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