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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.

New Position: acting group leader in the MBM group

9. February 2022

As of January 2022, Camilo Aponte-Santamaría has been appointed acting group leader of the Molecular Biomechanics group (MBM). In this newly …

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Carl Smith – Journalist in Residence 2022

3. February 2022

Australian science journalist Carl Smith is the “Journalist in Residence” 2022 at HITS. He will work at HITS for six months, until …

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Carl Smith named “Journalist in Residence” at HITS

2. February 2022

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

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Registration open: Training Workshop on Tools for Molecular Simulation of Neuronal Signaling Cascades

1. February 2022

The HBP training workshop on Tools for Molecular Simulation of Neuronal Signaling Cascades will take place online on 7-10 March 2022 (free …

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Digital tools for effective virus research

27. January 2022

The “Serratus” cloud-computing infrastructure enables researchers to effectively search public sequence databases for biological viruses. So far, more than 130,000 new RNA …

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An unstructured protein as a dog-leash

19. January 2022

A key process of all cellular life is cell division, in which the genetic material of one cell is duplicated and …

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ERC Starting Grant for HITS group leader

10. January 2022

Ganna Gryn’ova, head of the Computational Carbon Chemistry group at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, has been awarded approximately €1.5 …

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A new lead in FAIR data

22. December 2021

HITS researcher Ulrike Wittig will be a new lead in the data platfom of the European life science organization ELIXIR. She …

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Computing drug-target binding kinetics: three papers in the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

20. December 2021

How long does a drug molecule stay bound to its protein target? How quickly does it bind to and dissociate from …

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Season’s Greetings

15. December 2021

As another challenging year draws to a close it is time to look back and take stock. First of all, we …

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