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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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1989 - 2019
30 years of HFSPO!
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HFSP 30th Anniversary Symposium Tokyo, Japan
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HFSP Awardees since 1990

Phyllostomus discolor, and a spectrogram of a species-specific call

Bat auditory cortex codes for vocal communication

Bats show complex vocal communication behavior and are ranked under those species capable of vocal learning. Our recent…

Cutting-edge light-shaping technology.

In vivo sub-millisecond two-photon optogenetics with temporally focused patterned light

This study demonstrates fast and precise spike generation in vivo by applying cutting-edge light-shaping technology.

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.