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Reference map of cell types, candidate regulatory regions, cell fate regulators etc

Mapping regulatory regions of our genome at single cell resolution in the human body

The vast majority of our genome does not encode for genes. It is unclear which parts of the non-coding genome are…

Survey on academic predatory journals and conferences

A call for all researchers to participate in a landmark survey on academic predatory journals and conferences.


What we can learn about vertebrate ancestry, immunology and skeletal formation from sponges

A historic HFSP research grant awarded in 1996 for the project “Invertebrate molecular immunology: alloreactivity and…

A Hibiscus trionum flower

Hierarchical wrinkles for tuning broad-angle structural colour

The cuticular nano-ridges on the epidermal cells of some flower petals can selectively display broad-angle iridescence…

Gebhard Schertler

A new generation of optogenetic tools for research and medicine

A successful HFSP research grant collaboration was instrumental in laying the groundwork for a recently awarded ERC…


Lab-grown mini-lungs reveal SARS-CoV-2 infection in human alveoli

Although there have been more than 50 million cases of COVID-19 and a million deaths worldwide to date, we still know…

Transcription factor

Probing the grammar of gene regulation

The binding of transcription factors to gene regulatory elements determines how cells change gene expression during…

Advances in modelling populations of sensory neurons

Advances in modelling populations of sensory neurons

Our brains are tasked with processing a wide range of sensory inputs from the world around us. Natural sensory inputs…

Press Release - Human Frontier Science Program awards Anthony Hyman and Clifford Brangwynne the 2021 HFSP Nakasone Award

The 2021 HFSP Nakasone Award goes to Anthony Hyman and Clifford Brangwynne.

A new meta-search tool identified SARS-CoV-2-like sequences in pangolin viromes

A new meta-search tool identified SARS-CoV-2-like sequences in pangolin viromes

Although diverse sets of DNA/RNA sequencing data are currently available, meta-searches through all such datasets are…

Angelika Amon

Angelika Amon

HFSPO is saddened by the untimely passing of Angelika Amon, the eminent cancer biologist and 2020 HFSP Nakasone Award…

A colorized confocal image of fused chemosensory neurons and glia cells in the head of a Caenorhabditis elegans at the dauer stage.

What happens when neurons fuse?

Using C. elegans as a model, we show that neurons can undergo cell-cell fusion following the abnormal expression of…