Once again HITS welcomes two students in the framework of the International Summer Science School Heidelberg (ISH). The project allows young people from Heidelberg’s sister cities and partner organizations who are interested in natural sciences to get a practical insight into the laboratories of renowned research institutes here in Heidelberg. This year’s students that get to know the research HITS are Helly Hayoun and Yarden Hadar from Rehovot / Israel. Both girls are supervised by the HITS scientists Dr. Davide Mercadante from the Molecular Biomechanics (MBM) group and Antonia Stank from the Molecular and Cellular Modeling (MCM) group. During their three weeks´ stay at the institute the girls are learning basic skills in computational biology and experience the work and life of a scientist at an international research institute.
More about the International Summer Science School: http://www.ish-heidelberg.de/
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.