Dr. Lipi Thukral is Scientist Research Fellow in Computational Biophysics at the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) in New Delhi. She has temporarily joined the group to investigate the mechanical effects of membrane curvature upon the binding of scaffolding proteins. In particular, Dr. Thukral is interested to test the ability of the in-house developed Force Distribution Analysis (FDA) software to describe the behaviour of membranes when bound to proteins. A warm welcome Dr. Thukral! We are looking forward to see the power of FDA in action!
To discover more about FDA you can read here.
The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) was established in 2010 by the physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science, with a focus on the processing, structuring, and analyzing of large amounts of complex data and the development of computational methods and software. The research fields range from molecular biology to astrophysics. The shareholders of HITS are the HITS-Stiftung, which is a subsidiary of the Klaus Tschira Foundation, Heidelberg University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). HITS also cooperates with other universities and research institutes and with industrial partners. The base funding of HITS is provided by the HITS Stiftung with funds received from the Klaus Tschira Foundation. The primary external funding agencies are the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Research Foundation (DFG), and the European Union.