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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…

Press Release - Human Frontier Science Program awards Michael Hall the 2019 HFSP Nakasone Award

The 2019 HFSP Nakasone Award goes to Michael Hall.

30th anniversary logo

30 years of support for frontier life science research

The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization established in 1989 is 30 years old!

HFSPO Chief Operations Officer

The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) is seeking a Chief Operations Officer (COO). 

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…

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