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The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) promotes international collaboration in basic research focused on the elucidation of the sophisticated and complex mechanisms of living organisms.

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Evolving yeast cells
30 years of HFSP!
1989 - 2019
1124

Research Grants

28

Nobel Prizes

69

Fellows' Nationalities

7000

HFSP Awardees since 1990

Optical setup for voltage imaging and optogenetic control

Recording and controlling neuronal voltage with light

A long-standing goal in neuroscience is to record and perturb the membrane potential of multiple neurons simultaneously…

Jackdaw flock

How social relationships transform bird flocks

In jackdaw flocks, mates stick together within the crowd, at a cost to the flock as a whole.

Axonemal microtubules

Dissecting the axoneme structure

The contribution of axonemal microtubules to the length stability of the cilia was studied in vitro by developing a…

Cancer cells

ALK7 signaling pathway hinders tumorigenesis and cancer metastasis

During evolution, our body has developed several mechanisms that oppose the progression of various diseases, such as…