What´s new at HITS? On this page you can find the latest news from and about HITS, including the latest scientific discoveries, personal achievements by our researchers or general changes at HITS.

Rebecca Wade appointed member of the CECAM Scientific Advisory Committee

11. June 2024

HITS group leader Rebecca Wade (Molecular and Cellular Modeling group) has been named a member of the CECAM Scientific Advisory Committee. …

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Issue 2 | 2024

10. June 2024

Mechanobiology studies how cells can sense and respond to mechanical forces.  Together with two colleagues, HITS group leader Frauke Gräter …

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Felicitas Mokler named HITS “Journalist in Residence”

29. May 2024

The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies gives science journalists the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of computer-based, data-driven science with a …

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Stretched beyond the limits of the cell: the molecular biomechanics of collagen

22. May 2024

HITS researcher Frauke Gräter receives an HFSP Research Grant Award for a project on a novel form of mechanosensing. Together …

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2nd SIMPLAIX Workshop: Thanks to all participants!

20. May 2024

A big thank you to all the speakers and participants for making the 2nd SIMPLAIX Workshop on “Machine Learning for Multiscale …

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Do we really understand catalysis? Michele Parrinello at the HITS-SIMPLAIX Colloquium

13. May 2024

On 22 April 2024, Michele Parrinnello from the Italian Institute of Technology, Genova (Italy) gave a joint HITS-SIMPLAIX Colloquium on the recent developments …

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Uncovering the complexity of collagen

24. April 2024

Debora Monego, PostDoc in the Molecular Biomechanics (MBM) Group at HITS, has been awarded the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowship (…

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HITS researcher Sebastian Lerch appointed ECMWF Fellow

22. April 2024

Sebastian Lerch, junior research group leader at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and visiting scientist in the Computational Statistics (CST) …

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A clear view on magnetic stars through a beautiful nebula

12. April 2024

An international team of astronomers have solved a stellar mystery utilizing new data from the European Southern Observatory (ESO), and confirm …

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Of bantam brains and fancy footwork: bioinformatics tools help reveal complexity of avian evolution

1. April 2024

In 2014 the Science journal featured an article on the bird tree of life, mentioning the essential role of algorithms and supercomputers …

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