Claire Wyart, head of the team ”Optogenetic dissection of spinal circuits underlying locomotion“ at Institut du Cerveau – ICM, obtained an important Research Grant from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) to support her research on flow of the cerebrospinal fluid and link to development.
The Human Frontier Science Program is an international program of research support implemented by the HFSPO. Its aims are to promote intercontinental collaboration and training in cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research focused on the life sciences. HFSPO receives financial support from the governments or research councils of many countries as well as from the European Union.
In 2018, 31 research teams are awarded among more than 750 applications. Claire Wyart’s team is selected for her project “How cerebrospinal fluid physico-chemical properties impact body axis formation and scoliosis”, in collaboration with Prof. François Gallaire’s team at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) and Prof. Maria Lehtinen’s at Boston Children’s Hospital (USA), also among the winning teams.
HFSP Program Grants appeal to the innovative and creative potential of the applicants under the general theme “Complex mechanisms of living organisms”. It is the only international program that funds teams of scientists globally “without borders”.