Press Releases

On these pages you can find all the latest press releases of HITS. We regularly report on personal changes, achievements, events, and of course the latest research news. If you’re a journalist and would like to be notified about our news via e-mail, please contact Peter Saueressig (peter.saueressig@h-its.org).

Pia Grzesiak to be new HITS “Journalist in Residence”

15 03 2013

This content is only available in German. Heidelberger Institut für Theoretische Studien fördert den Dialog zwischen Wissenschaftsjournalisten und Forschern – …

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Protein origami: Quick folders are the best

31 01 2013

The evolutionary history of proteins shows that protein folding is an important factor. Especially the speed of protein folding plays a …

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Small change for a big improvement – halogen bonds and drug discovery

18 01 2013

Halogen bonding has been applied in crystal engineering, materials research, and nanotechnology for some time. Scientists from the Heidelberg Institute for …

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Exploring Drug-Target Interactions

10 12 2012

HITS Scientists Participate in a New European Research Project In drug discovery it is often difficult to predict if a potential …

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Publication in “Nature Structural & Molecular Biology”

19 11 2012

HITS Researchers participate in a project that reveals the mechanism of molecular chaperones – Publication in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology Together …

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How journalists witness science

15 10 2012

This content is only available in German. Der Wissenschaftsjournalist Volker Stollorz über das Verhältnis von Medien und Forschung – öffentliches HITS-Kolloquium …

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1.5 Million Grant for HITS Astrophysicist Volker Springel

19 07 2012

Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) – 1.5 million Euros for research on dark matter and galaxy formation The astrophysicist Volker …

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Humboldt Fellow Katja Markert Doing Research at HITS

11 07 2012

The computational linguist Dr. Katja Markert (University of Leeds) has been staying at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) as …

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HITS Researcher Alexandros Stamatakis Appointed Professor in Karlsruhe

10 07 2012

Dr. Alexandros Stamatakis, head of the Scientific Computing (SCO) research group at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), has been …

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HITS 2011: Spider Silk, Phylogenetic Trees and Black Holes

27 06 2012

The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) Annual Report 2011 is out: Data-driven science – New insights into the structure of spider silk, …

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