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Posted January 22 2018
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are oxidizing molecules that are produced, for example, in cellular respiration and in inflammatory processes. They can damage cellular components and the genetic material. On the other hand, oxidizing molecules, particularly so-called peroxides, also play a role in cellular signal transmission. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have now shown that antioxidative enzymes have a communicative side. They not only break down peroxides but also transmit their oxidative effect in a controlled manner to other proteins, thus transmitting cellular signals. READ MORE
Posted January 19 2018
A joint industry/academia study of a cancer target protein reveals unusual relation between binding site flexibility and drug-target lifetime. The results, published in “Nature Communications”, suggest a new strategy for drug discovery. The research was done in the framework of the Kinetics for Drug Discovery K4DD consortium, supported by the Innovative Medicines Initiative. READ MORE
Posted January 19 2018
The Rector of the Heidelberg University warmly invites visiting scholars and their hosts to a reception. READ MORE
Posted January 17 2018
TODAY: SFB 1129 Renewal Symposium 2018 on "Integrative Analysis of Pathogen Replication and Spread". READ MORE
Posted January 10 2018
The Chica and Heinz Schaller Foundation is delighted to announce the presentation of the 2017 Chica and Heinz Schaller Research Award given to excellent young scientists for outstanding achievements of biomedical relevance in Heidelberg. READ MORE
Posted December 18 2017
For the 21st time, the PHOENIX group honors excellent work in the field of pharmacological Research and Development. The award includes prize money of 40,000 euros and is one of the most renowned awards in the German-speaking area. With the help of this research award, basic pharmacological research in Germany, Austria and Switzerland should be supported. READ MORE
Posted December 18 2017
"What have you done in your dissertation?" - This is the answer to the question of KlarText, the award for science communication of the Klaus Tschira Foundation. Application is open until 28 February 2018. READ MORE
Posted December 12 2017
Researchers from Heidelberg developed high-performance image analysis method READ MORE
Posted December 12 2017
We use special nerve cells for spatial orientation. The place cells fire whenever we stay in a particular place. The grid cells, on the other hand, measure distances and play a crucial role in "path integration". So much for the theory. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the University Hospital Heidelberg have now, for the first time, provided experimental proof of this. For this purpose, they studied mice with defective grid cells. The more grid cells were impaired, the harder it was for the rodents to navigate in space. READ MORE
Posted December 05 2017
BMBF funds project of CellNetworks member Dr. Holger Erfle for the development of a technological platform READ MORE
Posted December 01 2017
The Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio 83 “Molecular Architecture and Cellular Functions of Lipid/Protein Assemblies”, a joint network in lipid research of the universities of Heidelberg, Dresden, and Bonn, will continue its work in a third funding period. After a successful evaluation, the German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved funds of about 10,7 million euros. Ruperto Carola has the lead role; scientists at the Heidelberg University Biochemistry Center (BZH) coordinate all the cross-institute activities of the CRC/Transregio 83. READ MORE
Posted December 01 2017
In treating various diseases with medication, it is increasingly important to be able to monitor the level of certain drugs in the patient’s body, as continuously as possible and outside of the laboratory, ideally by on-going measurement e.g. in the blood. Scientist from the Max Planck Institute for medical Research have recently developed a sensor based on tunable luciferases to enable those measurements at any patients home while also creating a powerful tool for bioimaging. READ MORE
Posted November 28 2017
The annual Heidelberg Molecular Life Sciences (HMLS) Investigator Award is awarded to an outstanding scientist who is actively engaged in Life Science research in Heidelberg. The award recognizes excellence in two allied areas: research and strategic development in the Life Sciences in Heidelberg. Nominees are eligible for this program if they succeeded in initiating innovative actions for fostering scientific career development of undergraduates, graduates, PhDs, and Postdocs. READ MORE
Posted November 24 2017
Invitation to the 2017 Feldberg Foundation Prize Lecture on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 in BioQuant Seminar room 041. READ MORE
Posted November 22 2017
Invitation to the BIOspective Talk "The joy and pain of doing science. A personal perspective on life in academia". READ MORE
Posted November 21 2017
The bwHPC Competence Center MLS&WISO offers an introductory workshop for the usage of bwHPC clusters. READ MORE
Posted November 20 2017
International evaluation names researchers whose publications have been quoted most often worldwide On the list of highly cited researchers, that has just appeared, Heidelberg University is represented with nine researchers. This international evaluation names researchers whose publications have been quoted most often worldwide in the natural sciences, social sciences or medicine. Heidelberg University is superbly placed and the most successful university in Germany. READ MORE
Posted November 17 2017
The Support Team for bwForCluster MLS&WISO and SDS@hd invite you to a common meeting of HPC users (also called 'bwForTreff') and SDS@hd users. READ MORE
Posted November 14 2017
Ruperto Carola´s President invites CellNetworks Members Prof. Dr. Marius Lemberg, Prof. Dr. Gislene Pereira, and Prof. Dr. Karsten Rippe to the Old University´s auditorium. Congratulations! READ MORE
Posted October 30 2017
Rapid information transfer is vital for the inner workings of body tissues. With computer simulations, researchers from Colombia and Germany found that mechanical pulses travel through membranes for biologically relevant distances at the speed of sound. The researchers think that membranes could serve as a tin can telephone for the cell. READ MORE