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Tsukuba in Autumn

19th HFSP Awardees Meeting and 30th anniversary celebration

The 19th HFSP Awardees Meeting will be held in Tsukuba, Japan from 10 - 12 July 2019. As 2019 marks the 30th…

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.

Axonemal microtubules

Dissecting the axoneme structure

The contribution of axonemal microtubules to the length stability of the cilia was studied in vitro by developing a…

Cancer cells

ALK7 signaling pathway hinders tumorigenesis and cancer metastasis

During evolution, our body has developed several mechanisms that oppose the progression of various diseases, such as…

IR8a (green) and tuning receptor IR64a (magenta) localize to the ciliated endings of olfactory sensory neurons in the Drosophila antenna

Olfactory Ionotropic Receptors need sugar coating to localize

Ionotropic Receptors are a diverse family of sensory receptors of environmental odors, tastants, humidity and…

First Board of Trustees Meeting 1989

Celebrating 30 years of HFSP

The Japan-US research partnership: celebrating 30 years of the Human Frontier Science Program

30th anniversary of HFSP

2019 HFSP Awards in the News

We are delighted that once again the newly announced HFSP awards are generating a lot of excitement on the…

Discovery of a human geomagnetic sensory system

Although most humans are not consciously aware of the geomagnetic stimuli that they encounter in everyday life, we…

The image represents yeast cells evolving, and on the right side the blue and orange dots represent mutations and genetic instability.

A single-hit trigger of genomic chaos

It was postulated that the favorite route towards cancer initiation involves two-hits, disrupting both copies of a…

 IGT-based NAND and NOR gates conform to the surface of orchid petals

Fast, flexible ionic transistors for bioelectronic devices

We designed and developed novel transistor architecture and material to build better bioelectronic devices. For the…

Litters of self-replicating origami cross-tiles

Replication using large surfaced DNA tiles leads to exponential growth, with each seed producing a single daughter…