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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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Submission deadline: 30 March 2020
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Exploring the navigational senses of birds

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Intestinal villi (blue) with neuronal fibers (red)

How do microbes communicate with neurons?

Gut microbiota influences the function of many organ systems, including the nervous system, but the molecular…

Seabirds in flight

Exploring the navigational senses of birds

Seabirds have the longest migrations on Earth and can travel 8 million km in a lifetime, yet how they navigate across a…

MINEFLUX image of the nuclear pore complex

Resolution revolution

MINFLUX, a new super-resolution microscopy technique, achieved an unprecedented optical resolution in 3D, dual-color…

Moth wings

Transparency improves camouflage in terrestrial prey

Why have some cryptic moths evolved partly transparent wings? Experiments monitoring survival of artificial moths…