On the front cover: Multiexpert Platform for the Identification of Hits Targeting Parasitic Enzymes

29. March 2017

In the New Medicines for Trypanosomatidic Infections (NMTRypI) project funded by the EU and completed in January 2017, in which 13 partners …

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New species discovered: Protist parasites contribute to the stability of rainforest ecosystems

21. March 2017

Tropical rainforests are one of the most species-rich areas on earth. Thousands of animal and plant species live there. The smaller …

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Interview with Siegfried Schloissnig

8. February 2017

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Smart Simulations for Supercomputers

27. December 2016

HITS researcher Volker Springel received a HLRS Golden Spike Award 2016 for his work in the “The Illustris++ Project: The Next Generation …

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On YouTube: Floppy keys – how the communication in the cell works

14. October 2016

This new Youtube clip was produced by the Cluster of Excellence CellNetworks with researchers from EMBL and HITS. The project was …

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On the front cover: Molecular dynamics involved in DNA compaction

29. August 2016

DNA is packaged in the cell nucleus by wrapping around proteins called histones to form chromatin fibers. Nucleosomes, the structural units …

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Made by nature: a highly elastic pressurized balloon

9. August 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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Turbulent times: When stars approach

4. February 2016

HITS astrophysicists use new methods to simulate the common-envelope phase of binary stars, discovering dynamic irregularities that may help to explain …

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Award for Paper on Simulation of Flow Processes

12. October 2015

SIAM Society honours research publication in the field of applied mathematics With one of the highest possible awards in the field …

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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

9. October 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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