Scientific News

The Human Brain Project has begun

07 10 2013

The world’s most ambitious neuroscience project is underway. Scientists from the 135 partner institutions of the Human Brain Project, co-funded by …

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Decoding worms to decode regeneration

06 05 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 03 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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Protein origami: Quick folders are the best

31 01 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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KIT Introduction to Bioinformatics Course

01 01 2013

The course evaluation by the students for the course: “Introduction to Bioinformatics for Computer Scientists” which Alexis, Solon, Tomas, Kassian, Andre, …

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Exploring Drug-Target Interactions

10 12 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 11 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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1.5 Million Grant for HITS Astrophysicist Volker Springel

19 07 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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HITS Researcher Alexandros Stamatakis Appointed Professor in Karlsruhe

10 07 2012

Dr. Alexandros Stamatakis, head of the Scientific Computing (SCO) research group at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), has been …

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HITS 2011: Spider Silk, Phylogenetic Trees and Black Holes

27 06 2012

The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) Annual Report 2011 is out: Data-driven science – New insights into the structure of spider silk, …

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