HITS helps ESCAPE improve their data discoverability with machine learning

2. March 2022

ESCAPE, the European Science Cluster of Astronomy & Particle Physics ESFRI Research Infrastructures, has successfully tested new machine learning prototypes that …

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Digital tools for effective virus research

27. January 2022

The “Serratus” cloud-computing infrastructure enables researchers to effectively search public sequence databases for biological viruses. So far, more than 130,000 new RNA …

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Computing drug-target binding kinetics: three papers in the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

20. December 2021

How long does a drug molecule stay bound to its protein target? How quickly does it bind to and dissociate from …

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New Research Project: Mathematical Oncology in Heidelberg

9. December 2021

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Heidelberg is working together to develop mathematical modeling to help decipher tumor development in hereditary …

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Revisiting star formation in the era of big data

1. December 2021

HITS group leader Kai Polsterer selected member of an international team at the International Space Science Institute Kai Polsterer, head of …

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“TULIPS” lets astronomy flourish in the classroom

30. November 2021

HITS researcher Eva Laplace has developed a software that visualizes the evolution of stars in short movies. For this project that …

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Searching for a way out of the brain fog caused by COVID-19

1. October 2021

HITS is a partner in the new EU-funded research program “BRAVE” that proposes tackling COVID-19 brain inflammation with computer-designed molecules. The …

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More than the sum of its parts: Combining models to improve COVID-19 forecasts

29. September 2021

Soon after the beginning of the pandemic, researchers from the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) and the Karlsruhe Institute of …

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It’s in the DNA: sequence recognition by the linker histone

23. September 2021

Using single-pair FRET (Fluorescence/Förster Resonance Energy Transfer) spectroscopy and computational modeling, Madhura De, researcher in the Molecular and Cellular …

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Computational Oncology: Exploring the origin of Colon Cancer

22. July 2021

Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers in men and women worldwide. Due to the microscopic size of the …

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