News Year: 2015

Durch die ultraschnelle, aber zugleich gezielte Bindung rast der Rezeptor (goldfarben) durch die mit ungeordneten Proteinen gefüllte Pore in den Zellkern, während unerwünschte Moleküle ferngehalten werden. (Bild: Mercadante /HITS) The ultrafast and yet selective binding allows the receptor (gold) to rapidly travel through the pore filled with disordered proteins (blue) into the nucleus, while any unwanted molecules are kept outside. (Image: Mercadante /HITS)

In “Cell”: Floppy but fast

09 10 2015

Inside cells, communication between the nucleus, which harbours our precious genetic material, and the cytoplasm is mediated by the constant exchange …

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Welcome Csaba!

07 10 2015

A warm welcome to Csaba Daday that joined us from the Biomolecular Electronic Structure group of Prof. Claudia Filippi in Twente. …

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Lectures and Hands-on sessions in Computational Biophysics!

16 09 2015

How can a bird sense magnetic fields, how does our ear detect sound waves, how does our bone feel gravitation? It …

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Universum: Simulationen am Supercomputer

10 09 2015

This text is only available in German. Davon träumt die Wissenschaft: An einem Computer zu simulieren, wie sich das Universum …

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No. 20 | 9-2015

01 09 2015

How HITS set everything in motion at Explore Science, the new research group of Anna Wienhard, collapsing proteins, as well as …

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Spindle pole body bridge on the front cover

13 08 2015

HITS scientists Musa Özboyaci and Prof. Rebecca Wade (MCM group) have performed calculations that help to understand the process of cell …

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How Human Cells Can Dissolve Damaging Protein Aggregates

11 08 2015

Heidelberg researchers decode fundamental mechanism using in-vitro experiments Cellular repair systems can dissolve aggregated proteins and now Heidelberg researchers have successfully …

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International Summer Science School 2015 at HITS

10 08 2015

Once again HITS welcomes two students in the framework of the International Summer Science School Heidelberg (ISH). The project allows young …

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A warm welcome to Sebastian Sturm!

10 08 2015

Sebastian Sturm from the Institute of Theoretical Physics in Leipzig has joined the group to work on the fitting of data …

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Revealing the behaviour of von Willebrandt Factor through experiments and simulations

04 08 2015

Dr. Camilo Aponte-Santamaria has recently published three papers revealing the behaviour of the von Willebrandt factor. The work describes a new …

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