New Position: acting group leader in the MBM group

9. February 2022
Camilo Aponte-Santamarìa (Photo:
Laura Milena Forero Junco, UNIANDES/Colombia)

As of January 2022, Camilo Aponte-Santamaría has been appointed acting group leader of the Molecular Biomechanics group (MBM). In this newly created role he will support MBM group leader Frauke Gräter during her tenure as HITS Scientific Director.

The acting group leader will take over a range of group leader duties, such as representing the group at group leaders’ meetings (including the right to vote on behalf of the group), and, in accordance with the Scientific Director, will also lead the group in scientific matters.

About HITS

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.

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