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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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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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Nobel Prizes

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Fellows' Nationalities

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HFSP Awardees since 1990

Spontaneous fluctuations in pupil size and heart rate are proxies of autonomic arousal, which is altered in neurodevelopmental disorders.

Deep learning by AI from arousal fluctuations

A quantitative, noninvasive, and highly translational biomarker for the early detection of (neuro-)developmental…

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…