The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
The 15th Awardees Meeting took place at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla. 216 participants including HFSP Long-Term and Cross-Disciplinary Fellows, Young Investigator and Program Grant holders, Career Development Awardees and local HFSP alumni attended. This year there were 26 oral presentations and 26 three-minute 'poster teaser' talks which preceded the poster sessions. 114 posters were presented during the three poster sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Invitees very much appreciated the excellent venue with its stunning views over the Pacific Ocean. One of the highlights of the meeting was the evening reception at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps that included access to the aquarium's exhibits.
Life redesigned: the emergence of synthetic biology
James Collins, Wyss Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Optical control of neurotransmitter receptors
Ehud Isacoff, University of California, Berkeley, USA
An editor's perspective on scientific publishing
Laura Zahn, Senior Editor, Science magazine, San Diego, USA
Plasticity of cancer cells
Inder Verma, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, USA
You can download the 2015 Awardees Meeting programme here.