Casey Bergman, Uwe Ohler and myself have been awarded an HFSP grant to continue working on the developmental hourglass. This is a renewal of the grant we received in 2008 and it is the first time in the history of HFSP when a grant was renewed. We acknowledge the contribution of Alex Kalinka, a post-doctoral fellow who has been and will be instrumental for the success of this project. He is clearly a JEDI in the making.
On a personal level, since I will turn 40 tomorrow, I am delighted that at least in the eyes of HFSP I continue to be a Young Investigator and thus my cherished JEDI status will be preserved for the next three years…
Carlos Ribeiro on the other hand is in trouble as he was awarded the Program grant for the big boys.
Did we miss anyone?