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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.…

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On the front cover: Multiexpert Platform for the Identification of Hits Targeting Parasitic Enzymes

In the New Medicines for Trypanosomatidic Infections (NMTRypI) project funded by the EU and completed in January 2017, in which 13 partners participated, including the HITS Molecular and Cellular Modeling (MCM) and Scientific Databases and Visualization (SDBV) groups, novel anti-leishmanial and anti-trypanosomal hit compounds that inhibit pteridine reductase 1 (PTR1) were discovered. PTR1 is an enzyme of…

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HITS is New Associate Partner of CompBioMed Project

Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), represented by its Molecular and Cellular Modeling Group (MCM), led by Professor Rebecca Wade, has joined CompBioMed as an Associate Partner. CompBioMed is a user-driven Centre of Excellence in Computational Biomedicine, to nurture and promote the uptake and exploitation of high performance computing within the biomedical modelling community. The…

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On YouTube: LERU Doctoral Summer School, Leiden 2016

Mehmet Öztürk, PhD student from Molecular and Cellular Modeling (MCM) group recently participated in the 2016 LERU Doctoral Summer School held at Leiden University, Netherlands between 10-15th July 2016. The LERU Doctoral Summer School is an annual event organised by different LERU (The League of European Research Universities) members. The aim of the LERU Doctoral…

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On the front cover: Molecular dynamics involved in DNA compaction

DNA is packaged in the cell nucleus by wrapping around proteins called histones to form chromatin fibers. Nucleosomes, the structural units of these fibers, are formed by wrapping 146 base pairs of DNA around eight histones. Additional histone proteins, known as linker histones, bind to nucleosomes in a 1:1 ratio to form chromatosomes.  The study…

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33 million core hours for collaborative project

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) has granted 33 million core hours at the Cineca High Performance Computing Center in Italy for a collaborative project between HITS, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, and Sanofi (France). The project “Molecular Dynamics Simulations for Computing Kinetic Constants for Drug Discovery” will be performed within the framework of the…

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