Press Releases 2012

Exploring Drug-Target Interactions

HITS Scientists Participate in a New European Research Project In drug discovery it is often difficult to predict if a potential drug will be effective in humans. Recent studies have shown that the kinetics of the interaction between a drug and its target has a strong influence on the clinical success of a drug.  “Kinetics…

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Publication in “Nature Structural & Molecular Biology”

HITS Researchers participate in a project that reveals the mechanism of molecular chaperones – Publication in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology Together with researchers from Heidelberg University and the German Cancer Research Center DKFZ, Rebecca Wade and Mykhaylo Berynskyy (MCM group) revealed the functional mechanism of molecular chaperones, repair systems for aggregated proteins. Protein aggregation…

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How journalists witness science

This content is only available in German. Der Wissenschaftsjournalist Volker Stollorz über das Verhältnis von Medien und Forschung – öffentliches HITS-Kolloquium am Montag, 22.10.2012, 16.00 Uhr, im Studio Villa Bosch in Heidelberg „Höheres Krebsrisiko durch Genmais!“ Mit Schlagzeilen wie dieser reagierten die Massenmedien kürzlich auf die Veröffentlichung einer Studie in einer angesehenen Fachzeitschrift. Ist das…

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1.5 Million Grant for HITS Astrophysicist Volker Springel

Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) – 1.5 million Euros for research on dark matter and galaxy formation The astrophysicist Volker Springel is to receive a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). Volker Springel heads the Theoretical Astrophysics research group at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) and holds a…

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Humboldt Fellow Katja Markert Doing Research at HITS

The computational linguist Dr. Katja Markert (University of Leeds) has been staying at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) as a visiting researcher for almost a year with a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. Her research into entities in texts benefits the automatic text summarization and information development. Her results will be presented…

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HITS Researcher Alexandros Stamatakis Appointed Professor in Karlsruhe

Dr. Alexandros Stamatakis, head of the Scientific Computing (SCO) research group at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), has been appointed to a new W3 Chair in High Performance Computing in the Life Sciences (Department of Informatics) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). By creating this Chair, KIT intends to strengthen its competencies…

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HITS 2011: Spider Silk, Phylogenetic Trees and Black Holes

The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) Annual Report 2011 is out: Data-driven science – New insights into the structure of spider silk, the largest evolutionary tree of flowering plants, atomic-detail enzyme models for drug metabolism and simulations of cosmic structure formation The latest Annual Report 2011 provides insights into the research activities at HITS,…

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100 Years Alan Turing – the Enigma machine

This content is only available in German. Exklusiv bei „Explore Science“: Original „Enigma“-Chiffriermaschine aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg – HITS-Direktor Andreas Reuter erinnert am Samstag, 23. Juni, in zwei Vorträgen an den Mathematiker Alan Turing Das Heidelberger Institut für Theoretische Studien (HITS) zeigt bei „Explore Science“ eine Original „Enigma“-Chiffriermaschine und erinnert damit an den Mathematiker Alan…

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Math in daily life – HITS at Explore Science

This content is only available in German. Heidelberger Institut für Theoretische Studien (HITS) mit Experimenten bei „Explore Science“ –  Mitmachstationen zum Thema „Optimierung“ im Luisenpark – Exklusiv: Original-„Enigma“- Maschine erinnert an Alan Turing Das Heidelberger Institut für Theoretische Studien (HITS) nimmt mit drei Mitmachstationen an „Explore Science“ teil, den naturwissenschaftlichen Erlebnistagen der Klaus Tschira Stiftung…

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Volker Stollorz – first “Journalist in Residence” at HITS

This content is only available in German. Heidelberger Institut für Theoretische Studien fördert den Dialog zwischen Journalisten und Wissenschaftlern – Gastaufenthalt in Heidelberg beginnt im Juli Das neue „HITS Journalist in Residence“ – Programm ermöglicht Journalistinnen und Journalisten mit Schwerpunkt Wissenschaftsjournalismus die vertiefende Beschäftigung mit rechnergestützter, datengetriebener Forschung unabhängig vom Druck des Tagesgeschäfts. Bei der…

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Black holes turn up the heat for the Universe

HITS astrophysicists discover a new heating source in cosmological structure formation So far, astrophysicists thought that super-massive black holes can only influence their immediate surroundings. A collaboration of scientists at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) and in Canada and the US now discovered that diffuse gas in the universe can absorb luminous gamma-ray…

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