Welcome to the website of the Cluster of Excellence Cellular Networks - CellNetworks.

 

CellNetworks is an interdisciplinary research cluster centered around Heidelberg´s life sciences. The Heidelberg life science community features an unparalleled number of internationally well-noted institutions. CellNetworks assembles excellent groups focusing on research in molecular life science and computational sciences, chemistry and physics to tackle fundamental questions in cell biology, its network structure and architecture, dynamics and regulation.

 

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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.

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