HFSP Matters - November 2013

Crowdsourcing the design of swarming nanoparticles for cancer applications

The treatment of cancer is undergoing what could be called a revolution. The field has attracted the attention of bioengineers trying to design nanoparticles that can deliver drugs and therapeutics directly to tumors. Their size, typically 10 nm to 500 nm, is ideal to leak out of porous vessels deep in tumors while remaining in the blood stream throughout the rest of the body.

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by HFSP Cross-Disciplinary Fellow Sabine Hauert
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Insect jumping, an ancient question

The acrobatic leaps of insects have fascinated both storytellers and scientists for the scope of human history.  Aristophanes wrote in amazement about how far fleas could jump [Ref. 1], suggesting that their jump distance be measured in ‘flea feet’, and compared to the ‘human feet’ of man’s leaps.  Hans Christian Anderson likewise marvelled at jumping insects, writing a cautionary tale of a contest between a flea, a grasshopper, and a tuna.

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By former HFSP Cross-Disciplinary Fellow Gregory Sutton
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OpenSPIM: an open access light sheet microscopy platform

Light sheet microscopy is an emerging technique that allows developmental and cell biologists to record entire living systems with minimal photo-damage over extended periods of time. The technology has thus far been applied to produce spectacular proof of principle recordings of model organism embryos which capture the developing specimen at cellular resolution throughout early development.

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HFSP success stories
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OpenSPIM: an open access light sheet microscopy platform
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HFSP Matters - September 2013


Dear Colleague,

HFSP News - 16 December 2011

In this issue:

1. Information and guidelines for 2013 Research Grants are now available
2. Major Prizes for HFSP Alumni
3. New Newsletter coming in 2012

4. Keep up with news about HFSP
5. Impressum and Subscription info

How many protein molecules do we have in our cells?

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Images from the Vogel lab
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The New Wave of Marine Biology

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Marine biology in the new era
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HFSP News – 7 July 2011

In this issue:

1. Online application forms for 2012 Long-Term and Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships have gone live
2. HFSP at The EMBO Meeting 2011
3. Fellowship Primer - planning your postdoc

4. Keep up with news about HFSP
5. Impressum and Subscription info

HFSP News – 21 June 2011

In this issue:

1. Information for 2012 Long-Term and Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships now online
2. Web site update
3. HFSP Awardees and Alumni section
4. Keep up with news about HFSP
5. Impressum and Subscription info