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The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) promotes international collaboration in basic research focused on the elucidation of the sophisticated and complex mechanisms of living organisms.

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Submission deadline: 30 March 2020
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Leuven, Belgium
5 - 8 July 2020

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MINEFLUX image of the nuclear pore complex

Resolution revolution

MINFLUX, a new super-resolution microscopy technique, achieved an unprecedented optical resolution in 3D, dual-color…

Moth wings

Transparency improves camouflage in terrestrial prey

Why have some cryptic moths evolved partly transparent wings? Experiments monitoring survival of artificial moths…


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…

MicroRNA-137 enhances tumor growth and local invasion of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, while the microRNA-23b cluster promotes liver metastasis.

MicroRNA dynamics during cancer progression

In this study, we demonstrated that microRNAs (miRNAs: one kind of RNA molecule produced by noncoding DNA - often…