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Singapore - 2016

The 16th HFSP Awardees Meeting was held in Singapore from the 10 - 13 July, 2016

The 16th Awardees Meeting took place at the Biopolis in Singapore. 159 participants including HFSP Long-Term and Cross-Disciplinary Fellows, Young Investigator and Program Grant holders, Career Development Awardees and local HFSP alumni attended. In addition, about 33 scientists from Singapore based institutes were present.  This year there were 29 oral presentations and 27 three-minute 'poster teaser' talks which preceded the poster sessions. 80 posters were presented during the three poster sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  We are very grateful to A*Star Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Nanyang Technical University, the National University of Singapore and the National Research Foundation for their support and generosity. Participants enjoyed an excellent social programme, including a cruise on the Singapore River and the welcome reception at the National Gallery of Singapore.

Nakasone Lectures

The transformative genome engineering technology CRISPR-Cas9: lessons learned from bacteria
Emmanuelle Charpentier, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany

CRISPR biology and the future of genome engineering
Jennifer Doudna, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Invited Lectures

Michael Sheetz, Director Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore

Singapore science
His Excellency Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Singapore


You can download the 2016 Awardees Meeting programme here.