Since 2012, HITS has been the host for eight fellows of the Humboldt foundation. This year, the institute was glad to welcome two more “Humboldtians”: After a first stay last year, Prof. Kevin Hinkle (University of Dayton, Ohio/USA) has returned to the MBM group for another three months as a postdoctoral fellow to pursue research on bio-polymers under tension, using multi-scale approaches.
Dr. Ariane Nunes-Alves was awarded a Capes-Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral research for two years, beginning on 1 July 2019. She has been working as a postdoc researcher in the MCM group since 2018. Her research focus is on methods to predict the residence time for drugs that are bound to proteins.
HITS, the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, was established in 2010 by 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, mathematical, and computer sciences. Major research directions include complex simulations across scales, making sense of data, and enabling science via computational research. Application areas range from molecular biology to astrophysics. An essential characteristic of the Institute is interdisciplinarity, implemented in numerous cross-group and cross-disciplinary projects. The base funding of HITS is provided by the Klaus Tschira Foundation.