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HITS is New Associate Partner of CompBioMed Project

Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), represented by its Molecular and Cellular Modeling Group (MCM), led by Professor Rebecca Wade, has joined CompBioMed as an Associate Partner. CompBioMed is a user-driven Centre of Excellence in Computational Biomedicine, to nurture and promote the uptake and exploitation of high performance computing within the biomedical modelling community. The…

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On YouTube: LERU Doctoral Summer School, Leiden 2016

Mehmet Öztürk, PhD student from Molecular and Cellular Modeling (MCM) group recently participated in the 2016 LERU Doctoral Summer School held at Leiden University, Netherlands between 10-15th July 2016. The LERU Doctoral Summer School is an annual event organised by different LERU (The League of European Research Universities) members. The aim of the LERU Doctoral…

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On the front cover: Molecular dynamics involved in DNA compaction

DNA is packaged in the cell nucleus by wrapping around proteins called histones to form chromatin fibers. Nucleosomes, the structural units of these fibers, are formed by wrapping 146 base pairs of DNA around eight histones. Additional histone proteins, known as linker histones, bind to nucleosomes in a 1:1 ratio to form chromatosomes.  The study…

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33 million core hours for collaborative project

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) has granted 33 million core hours at the Cineca High Performance Computing Center in Italy for a collaborative project between HITS, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, and Sanofi (France). The project “Molecular Dynamics Simulations for Computing Kinetic Constants for Drug Discovery” will be performed within the framework of the…

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Spindle pole body bridge on the front cover

HITS scientists Musa Özboyaci and Prof. Rebecca Wade (MCM group) have performed calculations that help to understand the process of cell division in yeast. In a multidisciplinary study conducted together with researchers at the Center for Molecular Biology of Heidelberg University (ZMBH) and at Frankfurt University, the team led by Prof. Elmar Schiebel (ZMBH) revealed…

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