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Circadian clock wearable

Wearables can track physiological response to COVID and other diseases

A new algorithm analyzes heart rate measured over the course of a day to track many physiological systems.

A structural model of electrochemical biosensors of a-amylase

Using synthetic biology to create next generation biosensors

Combining electronic and natural systems into bioelectronic hybrids has fascinated humans for centuries, with many…

Anna Akhmanova grant team

A multi-scale approach to understanding how cells convert physical forces into mechanical linkage

In 2016, Anna Akhmanova, Ben Goult, Jie Yan and Guy Tanentzapf were awarded an HFSP Program Grant, which led to the…

Claudia Fischbach

A link between breast cancer and bone growth

Breast cancer frequently metastasizes to bone where it leads to osteolytic bone degradation and poor clinical prognosis…

Michael Meyer-Hermann

Human agents for developing scenarios to manage the Covid-19 pandemic

HFSP research grant alumnus Michael Meyer-Hermann is playing a central role in Germany's management of the Covid-19…


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…

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…

19th HFSP Awardees Meeting

Pure diversity on display

An article highlighting the diversity of science represented by HFSP researchers.

Day Gecko

Enabling technology for everyday use: the role of subsurface structures for biological adhesion

Mechanisms of gecko adhesion revealed


Novel method to use insect antennae as odour sensor in a flying robot

We have designed a special algorithm for identifying olfactory information from an insect antenna and shown how these…

Schematic showing the magnetic field rotations used in the experiment.

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…