CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR
THE 2015 HFSP NAKASONE
In keeping with its mission to promote innovative international
research, HFSP invites nominations for the 2015 Nakasone
Award which honors ground-breaking contributions in the life
sciences. Typically these will be breakthroughs in understanding
the complex mechanisms of living organisms that have important
consequences for scientists throughout the world. Experimental,
conceptual and technological contributions are eligible. This award
recognizes the vision of former Prime Minister Nakasone of Japan
in the creation of HFSP.
The winner of the 2014 award was Uri Alon of the Weizmann
Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, for his pioneering work in
discovering network motifs in genetic circuits.
The competition is open; it is not limited to HFSP awardees and
there is no age limit for candidates. However the jury will pay
particular attention to recent breakthroughs by younger scientists.
Nominations should be made before 4th April 2014 by submitting
the one-page nomination form and the nominee’s CV (see the
HFSP website for more information). The selection will be made
by the HFSP Council of Scientists at its meeting in July 2014.
The awardee will receive an unrestricted research grant of 10.000
USD, a commemorative medal and an invitation to deliver the
Nakasone lecture at the 2015 HFSP Awardees Meeting.
HFSP, 12 quai Saint-Jean, 67080 STRASBOURG Cedex,