Over 300 members of the HFSP community participated in HFSP’s first hybrid Awardees Meeting either in person at the Institut Pasteur, in Paris, France, or remotely. 41 HFSP awardees gave talks, with 16 speakers presenting their work virtually through the events platform “OnAir”. About 120 posters were presented over the four-day meeting, almost 80 posters were exhibited onsite at the Institut Pasteur during very lively poster sessions. All posters were presented on the virtual platform.
This year’s meeting featured an exciting artistic performance: Breath: An artistic journey through the lens of breath that explored how science and art can come together to support the transformation towards sustainability in an effort to avoid the looming global crisis. Other highlights of the meeting included two years’ worth of Nakasone Lectures by the 2021 HFSP Nakasone Award winners (not able to present in person at the 2021 virtual meeting) and the 2022 winners.
The social programme provided many opportunities for our awardees to exchange and inspire, kicking off with a welcome cocktail on Sunday evening. Awardees enjoyed fine dining and stunning views of Paris at the panoramic Ciel de Paris restaurant in Tour Montparnasse but also very much appreciated the cheese and wine served during one of the poster sessions.
2021 HFSP Nakasone Lecture
A fluid paradigm for biological organization
Clifford Brangwynne, Princeton University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA
2021 HFSP Nakasone Award winners: Anthony Hyman and Cliff Brangwynne
2022 HFSP Nakasone Lectures
Molecular chaperones: role in protein folding and proteostasis
F. Ulrich Hartl, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
Chaperonin-mediated protein folding
Arthur L. Horwich, Yale University, New Haven, USA
2022 HFSP Nakasone Award winners (one half): F. Ulrich Hartl and Arthur Horwich
Cell atlases as roadmaps in health and disease
Aviv Regev, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, South San Francisco, USA
2022 HFSP Nakasone Award winner (one half): Aviv Regev