Tony Hyman presents the case that most innovative research is done by young scientists early in their careers. In the USA, however, NIH funding for scientists under the age of 36 has dropped significantly for the last several decades. Hyman argues that expanding grants that are available only to young scientists and provide 5-10 years of funding would greatly encourage innovation in biomedical research.
Tony Hyman received his BSc in Zoology from University College, London and his PhD from the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. He then moved to the University of California, San Francisco to pursue postdoctoral research. Hyman returned to Europe in 1993 when he joined the EMBL in Heidelberg as a young faculty member. After… Continue Reading