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A step-forward in understanding von Willebrand factor

19. May 2015

It’s a pleasure to announce advancements in our understanding of von Willebrand factor. The article describes a new mechanism of …

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Dr. Zhou!

19. May 2015

Congratulations to Jing Zhou who successfully defended her PhD at Heidelberg University! During her PhD Dr. Zhou has contributed to …

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Heidelberg Researchers Find Unusually Elastic Protein

26. January 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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Oxidative stress: Alternative utilization of glucose ensures survival of the cell

15. January 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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Welcome back Richard and Ulf!

13. January 2015

In december, Richard Henchman and Ulf Hensen are visiting us to continue our work on entropy calculations. Welcome!

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A new way to calculate conformational entropies!

13. January 2015

Our joint paper with Ulf and Richard got accepted on how to calculate conformational entropies of complex molecules from molecular forces, …

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FAK allosteric network helps interpreting FRET measurements!

12. January 2015

Jing’s allosteric network of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) when binding PIP2 helped to interpret recent FRET results in FAK activation …

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Welcome Katra!

11. January 2015

Dr. Katra Kolsek joins us as a postdoc to work on disulfides in the von Willebrand factor. Welcome!

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Welcome Ana!

11. January 2015

We are happy that Ana Herrera Rodriguez joins us as a PhD student to work on silk assembly under flow. Welcome!

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Mechanosensing ability of Focal Adhesion Kinase

10. December 2014

Mechanosensing plays a decisive role at focal adhesions (Fas), sites at which external forces are integrated into cellular signaling pathways, thereby …

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