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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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HFSP Awardees since 1990

Crisis management: collective response of starving bacterial colonies

Crisis management: collective response of starving bacterial colonies

Social bacteria live in large groups, in which they cooperate, for example, when searching for food. To avoid…

Reference map of cell types, candidate regulatory regions, cell fate regulators etc

Mapping regulatory regions of our genome at single cell resolution in the human body

The vast majority of our genome does not encode for genes. It is unclear which parts of the non-coding genome are…

Sponges

What we can learn about vertebrate ancestry, immunology and skeletal formation from sponges

A historic HFSP research grant awarded in 1996 for the project “Invertebrate molecular immunology: alloreactivity and…

A Hibiscus trionum flower

Hierarchical wrinkles for tuning broad-angle structural colour

The cuticular nano-ridges on the epidermal cells of some flower petals can selectively display broad-angle iridescence…