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Paris Awardees Meeting

21st HFSP Awardees Meeting

Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, 28 August - 1 September 2022

Structural transition from single to multiple layers in nascent biofilms.

Collective punctuality: noisy individuals team up to time biofilm development

How phenotypic noise – the variability in cellular traits – shapes collective properties of living systems remains…

Populations of Pocillopora aliciae are thriving in coastal Sydney

Subtropical corals are heading south to Sydney: are they dangerous invaders or harmless refugees?

Increasing environmental pressures such as ocean warming are destroying marine habitats, including the largest coral…

Banded mongooses

Fighting force size and key individuals drive success in warlike animal fights

In violent contests between banded mongoose groups, winning groups have more males and the oldest male in the fight…

The offspring of the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis

Microbes support adaptation to climate change

Researchers from Kiel and Düsseldorf use the example of the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis to investigate the…

The developmental role of sleep in shaping adult social behavior

Adolescent sleep shapes social interaction behavior

Sleep during a critical adolescent period determines the behavioral preference for social novelty during social…

Forcing cell differentiation at the fingertips

Forcing cell differentiation at the fingertips

An interplay between tissue mechanics and molecular signaling enables the emergence of digits.

 Descartes’ classic drawing on the reflex arc of pain (from L’Homme, 1662)

Warm on a cold night: the neurological basis of behavioral thermoregulation

Thermoregulatory behavior is a basic motivated behavior for body temperature homeostasis. Despite its critical…

Overview of protein machine assembly

Computational design of the first synthetic protein rotary machines

Using cutting-edge computational methods and cryoelectron microscopy, we designed synthetic protein components that…

Distant genes pair together

Genomically apart, but acting together: gene coupling in living embryos

Genes can be tightly co-regulated despite large genomic separation. In developing fly embryos, shared enhancers co…

Jackdaws in winter roosts

Jackdaws use a vocal voting system to make consensus decisions

Roosting jackdaws call to reach a consensus to depart together. Using field recordings and playback experiments, Alex…

 Illustration of the ScanNet model

Mapping antibody epitopes onto protein structures with deep learning

Following immunization against a protein antigen, our body matures antibodies that specifically bind the antigen. But…