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HITS Scientist Rebecca Wade receives professorship at the University of Heidelberg

Today, Dr. Rebecca Wade, head of the “Molecular and Cellular Modelling” research group at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), has been appointed to the W3 professorship “Computational Structural Biology” (Faculty of Biosciences/HITS) at the University of Heidelberg. The biophysicist was appointed jointly by the university and HITS. Her research group is located at…

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New peptides to fight ovarian cancer drug resistance

Italian and German scientists have designed peptides to target the protein-protein interface of a key enzyme in DNA synthesis crucial for cancer growth. The peptides act by a novel inhibitory mechanism and curb cancer cell growth in drug resistant ovarian cancer cells. The interdisciplinary research project was led by the University of Modena and Reggio…

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Novel compounds for fighting against parasitic diseases

Parasites of the Trypanosomatidae family cause a number of serious human diseases. Researchers from Italy, Belgium, and Germany have published the identification of novel anti-parasitic compounds targeting an enzyme unique to the parasites. These compounds are promising for the development of drugs with fewer side-effects than current medical treatments. Modena/Brussels/Heidelberg. Trypanosomatid parasites cause diseases like…

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BDBDB2 Workshop on Biological Diffusion and Brownian Dynamics Simulations

BDBDB2 Workshop on Biological Diffusion and Brownian Dynamics Simulations at the Studio, Villa Bosch, Heidelberg Following a very successful workshop on the simulation and experimental study of biomolecular diffusional processes in Heidelberg in 2007, a second workshop will take place on October 11-13, 2010, at the Studio, Villa Bosch.  The workshop is jointly organized by…

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Besseres Datenmanagement und neue Simulationsmethoden

This content is only available in German. Forscher des Heidelberger Instituts für Theoretische Studien (HITS) arbeiten am nationalen „Netzwerk Systembiologie der Leber“ mit Das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) hat in diesem Jahr ein weltweit einzigartiges Forschungskonsortium ins Leben gerufen: Das Deutsche Netzwerk Systembiologie der Leber („Virtual Liver Network“). Es will die gesamte Leber…

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