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Strasbourg, France - 2013

The 13th HFSP Awardees Meeting was held in Strasbourg, France from 7 - 10 July, 2013

For the first time, the Awardees Meeting was held in Strasbourg where the HFSPO Secretariat is based.

The scientific sessions took place at the Palais de la Musique et des Congrès.  All Long-Term and Cross-Disciplinary Fellows, Young Investigator and Program Grant holders, Career Development Awardees and local HFSP alumni were invited.  In all there were 26 oral presentations and 104 poster presentations.  241 guests attended including scientists from the University of Strasbourg and other local institutions. 

The generous contributions from the French Ministry of Research and Higher Education, the town of Strasbourg (Communauté Urbaine de Strasbourg) and the Region of Alsace (Région Alsace) helped to make this an enjoyable and memorable meeting for all participants.

Plenary Lectures

Molecular chaperones: function in protein quality control and implications in neurodegenerative disease
Franz-Ulrich Hartl,  Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany

HFSP Nakasone Lecture - Precision measurement in biology
Stephen Quake, Stanford University, USA

Mechanisms of programmed cell death through structural biology
Yigong Shi, Tsinghua University, Beijing, Peoples’ Republic of China

The origins of cellular life
Jack Szostak, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Special Lecture

Martin Fenner, Chair, ORCID Outreach Working Group


You can download the 2013 Awardees Meeting programme here