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Welcome Agnieszka!

21 09 2016

A warm welcome to Agnieszka Obarska-Kosinska that just joined the MBM group as a postdoctoral fellow from Poland. Agnieszka did her …

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Made by nature: a highly elastic pressurized balloon

09 08 2016

Collagens constitute the dominant class of extracellular proteins in multicellular organisms. They are highly abundant wherever high elasticity is needed. The …

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Welcome Vedran!

09 11 2015

A warm welcome to Vedran Miletić that just joined the MBM group as a postdoctoral fellow from Croatia. Verdan has …

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Mechanosensing of focal adhesion kinase

09 11 2015

Why do astronauts suffer from bone loss? Astronauts lose bone mass because of the low gravity in space. Bones need mechanical …

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Durch die ultraschnelle, aber zugleich gezielte Bindung rast der Rezeptor (goldfarben) durch die mit ungeordneten Proteinen gefüllte Pore in den Zellkern, während unerwünschte Moleküle ferngehalten werden. (Bild: Mercadante /HITS) The ultrafast and yet selective binding allows the receptor (gold) to rapidly travel through the pore filled with disordered proteins (blue) into the nucleus, while any unwanted molecules are kept outside. (Image: Mercadante /HITS)

In “Cell”: Floppy but fast

09 10 2015

Inside cells, communication between the nucleus, which harbours our precious genetic material, and the cytoplasm is mediated by the constant exchange …

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Welcome Csaba!

07 10 2015

A warm welcome to Csaba Daday that joined us from the Biomolecular Electronic Structure group of Prof. Claudia Filippi in Twente. …

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Lectures and Hands-on sessions in Computational Biophysics!

16 09 2015

How can a bird sense magnetic fields, how does our ear detect sound waves, how does our bone feel gravitation? It …

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International Summer Science School 2015 at HITS

10 08 2015

Once again HITS welcomes two students in the framework of the International Summer Science School Heidelberg (ISH). The project allows young …

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A warm welcome to Sebastian Sturm!

10 08 2015

Sebastian Sturm from the Institute of Theoretical Physics in Leipzig has joined the group to work on the fitting of data …

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Revealing the behaviour of von Willebrandt Factor through experiments and simulations

04 08 2015

Dr. Camilo Aponte-Santamaria has recently published three papers revealing the behaviour of the von Willebrandt factor. The work describes a new …

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