HFSP Newsletter and GDPR

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The new European data protection legislation (GDPR) will come into effect on 25 May 2018 and it is important to us to make sure that our subscribers still wish to receive our newsletter HFSP Matters in the future. HFSP Matters is one of the key ways we keep in touch with you – whether it’s sharing news about HFSP funded research, our awardees, or HFSP events. Therefore, because of the change in data laws, we wish to confirm that you would like to continue receiving our newsletter.

Some reflections on the mirrored eyes of scallops

Benjamin Palmer, an HFSP Cross-Disciplinary Fellow, describes his research in the emerging field of organic biomineralization, and in particular on the intricate structure and functioning of the mirrored eye of the scallop. Dr Palmer works in the lab of HFSP Program Grant holder Lia Addadi and Steve Weiner at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.

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by HFSP Cross-Disciplinary Fellow Benjamin Palmer
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HFSP Matters 10

 

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HFSP Matters - Issue 9

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We are pleased to send you the ninth issue of "HFSP Matters", the newsletter from the Human Frontier Science Program Organization.

HFSP Matters - Issue 8

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A tryst with the sky for a peek into the sea

Anupam Sengupta, a 2014 HFSP Cross-Disciplinary Fellow, recounts how he was able to test the effects of gravity on phytoplankton migration when he was selected to participate in an expedition on a parabolic flight at 8000m above sea level.

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by HFSP Cross-Disciplinary Fellow Anupam Sengupta
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Greasing up ferroptotic cell death

Ferroptosis is a novel, yet only partly understood, type of regulated necrotic cell death that may underlie some forms of degenerative diseases including neurodegeneration but that could also be harnessed to treat certain cancers. Oxidation of lipids in cellular membranes has been considered to be a central process in ferroptosis, yet the nature and source of lipid peroxidation has remained enigmatic.

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By HFSP Program Grant alumnus Marcus Conrad
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HFSP Matters 7

 

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We are pleased to send you the seventh issue of "HFSP Matters", the newsletter from the Human Frontier Science Program Organization. This issue contains more exciting frontier science, news from the HFSP community and information on upcoming events.

How fish see infrared light: solving a 100-year old mystery in vision science

In 1896, two German scientists, Köttgen and Abelsdorff, made a curious observation: when they measured the absorption properties of visual pigments (the molecules that mediate light sensation) extracted from the eyes of freshwater fish, they found them to be ‘red-shifted’ towards longer wavelengths than those of marine fish and land animals. The significance of this seemingly obscure discovery was not appreciated until nearly 40 years later, when George Wald took up the problem.

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By HFSP Program Grant alumnus Joseph Corbo
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