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).

New Branches at the Tree of Life

03 02 2015

Biologist Emily Jane McTavish (University of Kansas) does evolutionary research using DNA sequence data and computational tools. She is visiting the …

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Heidelberg Researchers Find Unusually Elastic Protein

26 01 2015

Scientists at Heidelberg University and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) have discovered an unusually elastic protein in one of …

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Klaus Tschira Foundation celebrates anniversary with HITS

23 01 2015

Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) organized a scientific symposium on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Klaus Tschira …

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Oxidative stress: Alternative utilization of glucose ensures survival of the cell

15 01 2015

Oxidative stress in the cell blocks the normal sugar metabolism. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the team …

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New Foundations for HITS

14 01 2015

HITS has new statutes and new shareholders, Heidelberg University and KIT. Furthermore, the “HITS Stiftung” and a Scientific Advisory Board have …

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In “Science”: Big data explain evolution of birds

12 12 2014

Bird tree of life reproduced by gene analysis and supercomputing, new findings about basics of birdsongs, feathers, biodiversity, and bird evolution …

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DFG funds an interdisciplinary Research Training Group

12 11 2014

DFG funds an interdisciplinary Research Training Group (DFG Graduiertenkolleg) “Adaptive Information Processing from Heterogeneous Sources” in a cooperation of TU Darmstadt, …

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In “Science”: Scientists resolve the evolution of insects

07 11 2014

A collaboration of more than 100 researchers from 10 countries announce the results of an unprecedented scientific study that resolves the evolutionary history …

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Put more Journalism into Science Journalism

03 11 2014

Science journalist Michele Catanzaro on research in the media from an  international, non-naive view – HITS public talk on Tuesday, November 11, 4 …

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“Journalist in Residence”: Michele Catanzaro at HITS

18 08 2014

The Barcelona-based science journalist Michele Catanzaro begins his stay at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) as “Journalist in Residence.” …

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