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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!
2019 HFSP Nakasone Award
Hirofumi Nakasone presents the HFSP Nakasone medal to Michael Hall at the 30th anniversary celebration in Tokyo on 9 July 2019.
2019 HFSP Nakasone Award Ceremony

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Retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) in the adult mouse retina

New ways to save injured neurons

Many neurons in the central nervous system fail to survive following injury or in neurodegenerative disease. To find…

Olfactory learning in the zebrafish brain

Complex odors made simple

How do our brains decide whether a smell, such as the odor of an aromatic cheese, is perceived as pleasant or…

Microscopes equipped to travel

Configurable microscopes, equipped to travel, offer a route to expanding advanced application-specific microscopy access

Despite the rapid growth of advanced, custom microscopies that are able to reveal dynamic biological processes within…

Artistic impression of co-transcriptional ribosome assembly

Watching how the ribosome assembles in real-time

All cellular proteins are synthesized by ribosomes, which are large macromolecular machines that are composed of many…