Rapid information transfer is vital for the inner workings of body tissues. With computer simulations, researchers from Colombia and Germany found that mechanical pulses travel through membranes for biologically relevant distances at the speed of sound. The researchers think that membranes could serve as a tin can telephone for the cell.
Frauke has been elected member of the PRACE Scientific Steering Committee. The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is an international non-profit association with its seat in Brussels. The PRACE Research Infrastructure provides a persistent world-class high performance computing service for scientists and researchers from academia and industry in Europe. The computer systems and…
A warm welcome to Christopher Lance that has just joined the MBM group as an intern.
Christopher is a master student of Molecular Biotechnology at the University of Heidelberg.
Together with Agnieszka, he will investigate SAS-6 cartwheel structures which are crucial for centriole formation using all-atom and coarse-grained MD simulations. Welcome!
HITSter Frauke Gräter wins the 2nd PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC Serge Bogaerts, Managing Director of PRACE aisbl is delighted to announce that Prof Dr Frauke Gräter, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) and University of Heidelberg, Germany is the winner of the PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC. It is the second time…
A warm welcome to Fabian Kutzki that has just joined the MBM group as a PhD student. Fabian completed his Master Studies at the Heidelberg University (Department for Theoretical Physics) under the supervision of Prof. Andreas Mielke. He especially focused on statistical and computational physics, stochastic differential equations and Monte Carlo simulations. He is interested in the…
A warm welcome to Max Simon that has just joined the MBM group as a bachelor student.
Max is a bachelor student of physics at the University of Heidelberg.
He is investigating together with Csaba the properties of focal adhesian kinase using MD simulations with all-atom and coarse-grain force fields.
A warm welcome to Jana Tünnermann that has just joined the MBM group as an intern.
Jana is a master student of Biochemistry at the University of Heidelberg.
She is working with Agnieszka on bond rupture in collagen using MD simulations. Welcome!
Blood clotting is an amazing biological process in which injured blood vessels are plugged by platelets –flowing in our blood stream– to stop bleeding. Platelets however need of a “molecular tape” to adhere at the site of injury. Once the plug has been formed, and the injured site is closed, a molecular scissor cuts the…
A warm welcome to Sara Becker that has just joined the MBM group as an intern.
Sara is a master student of Molecular Biotechnology at the University of Heidelberg.
She is working with Csaba on the properties of focal adhesion kinase using MD simulations with a coarse-grain force field. Welcome!