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).

Decoding worms to decode regeneration

6. May 2013

Dr. Siegfried Schloissnig is head of the newly established Computational Biology junior research group at Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). …

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What Determines the Stability of Proteins?

26. March 2013

With mathematical methods and computer simulations, Humboldt Fellow Richard Henchman (University of Manchester) is exploring the factors of protein stability – Research …

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Pia Grzesiak to be new HITS “Journalist in Residence”

15. March 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. January 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. January 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. December 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. November 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. October 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. July 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. July 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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