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May 14, 2024
"Wissen vom Faß" - Knowledge out of a barrel

Together with Arwen Pearson, Andrea Thorn spoke about crystal structures last week at “Wissen vom Fass” in a pub in Hamburg. Science, fun and chocolate...

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May 3, 2024

Andrea Thorn was interviewed by the German magazine "Laborjournal" about the future of AI in Cryo-EM! Read the whole story (in German) here:

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April 18, 2024
Published: Structural biology of SARS-CoV-2 leader protein (nsp1)

Following infection, SARS-CoV-2’s leader protein nsp1 is the very first viral protein to be expressed. Interaction between SARS-CoV-2 nsp1 (purple), human ribosomal RNA (bright orange) and ribosomal proteins (mainly 40S, dark orange), with a highlight on nsp1’s KH motif (molecular representation in the zoomed-in view) mediating the interaction (PDB entry: 6ZOJ) Nsp1 takes over the […]

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December 21, 2023
Physics Christmas lecture at UHH

The Physics Christmas lecture at UHH has a long tradition, and this year Thorn Lab supported it with models and a diffraction experiment. It was presented by Prof. Dr. Arwen Pearson and Prof. Dr. Robin Sant(r)a, who successfully made the packed lecture hall sing carols, learn everything we can do with x-rays and cheer!

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November 17, 2023
Newest Review - published online ahead of print.

Everything you wanted to know about the SARS-CoV-2 E-Protein, which makes beautiful fivefold channels and is responsible for the curvature of virion particles - published ahead of print: Top view of the pentameric SARS-CoV-1 E-protein assembly with the ion channel at the centre (PDB: 5X29). Positively charged residues on the outside of the central […]

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October 12, 2023
What could possibly go wrong?

This question will be answered by Andrea Thorn and her students in the second round of the award-winning lecture "human made catastrophes".We are looking forward to the new semester and hopefully to a lot of fun and science! We are still looking for a show-runner:

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August 29, 2023
Structural biology of SARS-CoV-1/SARS-CoV-2 main protease

Our article "Structural biology of SARS-CoV-1/SARS-CoV-2 main protease" is now available for access!

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August 28, 2023
IUCr 2029!

We are very excited that IUCr 2029 will be coming to Berlin!! Picture: Manfred Weiss and Tina Weigel presenting the Berlin bid for IUCr2029 at the general assembly at IUCr2023 in Melbourne

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July 13, 2023
Best lecture in physics 2023: Anthropogenic accidents in physics

Every year, the Hamburg Government recognizes outstanding and innovative performances at its higher education institutions with The Hamburg Teaching Prize. Andrea was officially awarded the prize for 2023 last Friday in the Rathaus. It is a great honor and the lecture was a lot of fun (and serious science).

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June 13, 2023
New CCP4 reference paper

The new CCP4 reference paper is out and guess who is one of the co-authors 🙂 standalone tool AUSPEX which utilizes ML to analyse diffraction data, is part of CCP4 since 2017)

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