Two researchers at Stockholm University receive the 2022 Human Frontier Science Program Award
The 2022 Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) awards have now been announced. Two researchers from the Department of Zoology, Valentina Di Santo and Rhonda Snook, have been offered the prestigious and competitive Research Grants that support novel collaborations among teams of scientists working in different countries.
Valentina Di Santo at the Department of Zoology will share an award with Fumiya Iida, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom and Neil Shubin, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago, United States.
The three-year funding supports the team to work on a project titled “The walking fish: Integrating biomechanics, energetics and robotics to study water-land transition”.
Rhonda Snook of the Department of Zoology will share an award with Stuart Humphries, Department of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom and Lisa Fauci, Department of Mathematics, Tulane University, New Orleans, United States.
The three-year funding supports the team to work on a project titled “The evolution of sperm cell shape and motion”.
The Human Frontier Science Program
The Human Frontier Science Program was founded in 1989 to advance international research and training at the frontier of the life sciences. It is supported in 2022 by contributions from the G7 nations, together with Switzerland, Australia, India, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Republic of Korea, and the European Union. With its collaborative research grants and postdoctoral fellowships, the Program has issued over 4500 awards involving about 7500 scientists from all over the world. Since the beginning of the Program, 28 HFSP awardees have gone on to win the Nobel Prize.
Last updated: March 17, 2022
Source: Faculty of Science