A matter of mobility: multidisciplinary paper suggests new strategy for drug discovery

A joint industry/academia study of a cancer target protein reveals unusual relation between binding site flexibility and drug-target lifetime. The results, published in “Nature Communications”, suggest a new strategy for drug discovery. The research was done in the framework of the Kinetics for Drug Discovery K4DD consortium, supported by the Innovative Medicines Initiative.

The science of forecasting: Models and data instead of crystal balls

“Summer School” in Heidelberg in the framework of the “ScienceFore” Project, led by Tilmann Gneiting (HITS). The project is funded by ERC Advanced grant from the European Union.   “Que sera, sera”: The future being uncertain, forecasts ought to be probabilistic in nature, taking the form of probability distributions over future quantities or events. Accordingly,…

Protected: Chaotically Magnetized Cloud Is No Place to Build a Star, or Is It?

U.S. astronomers and astrophysicists found that stars can emerge from a wider range of conditions as previously thought. For their research, they used the ALMA telescope and the “AREPO” code from HITS astrophysicist Prof. Volker Springel. See original press release from National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO). For decades, scientists believed that the magnetic field lines…

Young Researcher´s award goes to HITS doctoral student

Mehmet Ali Öztürk, PhD student at HITS and at the Hartmut Hoffmann-Berling International Graduate School of Molecular and Cellular Biology (HBIGS) of Heidelberg University, has been awarded the „Preis der Dr. Alexander und Dr. Rosemarie Bauer-Stiftung“ of Heidelberg University.  The 3000 Euro award enables young researchers to have a research stay in Germany or abroad.…