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June 12, 2023
Structural biology of SARS-CoV-2 accessory proteins

Coronavirus accessory proteins were thought non-essential but this may not be true. Read about it in our newest article, summarizing what we learned! https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0889311X.2023.2173744

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May 25, 2023
We are on television!

Thornlab was in television! In "nano" we explained how structural biology is used to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.Watch it here: https://www.3sat.de/wissen/nano/210202-sendung-nano-102.html (Picture on top by courtesy of ESRF Grenoble)

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March 6, 2023
Errors in structural biology are not the exception

How can we use insights from industry to improve error culture in structural biology? Read in our newest paper! http://scripts.iucr.org/cgi-bin/paper?ai5006

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July 18, 2022
Federation of Biochemical Societies FEBS honors Andrea Thorn

Dr. Andrea Thorn from the Institute of Nanostructure and Solid State Physics has been awarded the "FEBS National Lecture Award" of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies at the "25th Swedish Conference on Macromolecular Structure and Function" in Tällberg, Sweden. The "National Lectures" of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) recognize the achievements of […]

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March 15, 2022
Dr. Andrea Thorn is awarded the Max von Laue Prize

In recognition of her work on improved analysis of diffraction data of macromolecular crystals and recognition of structural elements of biological macromolecules in electron cryo-microscopy maps using neural networks, Dr Thorn has been awarded the Max von Laue Prize 2022. The German Society for Crystallography (DGK) gives this price annually to reward outstanding scientific work […]

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October 26, 2021
Alphafold and the Holy Grail of Structural Biology

The A.I. system Alphafold has revolutionized the method of research in structural biology—or has it?This talk, delivered by Max Edich, gives an overview about the capabilities and limitations of Alphafold and sets it into perspective of topical problems and research endeavours in the life sciences. Read the original paper of Alphafold and Alphafold 2:https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-19...https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03...

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August 24, 2021
Poster Presentation at IUCr 2020

Our doctoral researcher Maximilian Edich presented his first conference poster at the 25th Congress of the International Union of Crystallography that just took place in Prague, both on-site and online. It showcases EvoDock, a protein structure analysis tool that combines molecular modeling and evolutionary algorithms to optimize the structures of ligand-binding proteins via the best […]

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July 5, 2021
1st ECA lunch webinar

Dr. Andrea Thorn delivered a talk about the Coronavirus Structural Task Force at the European Crystallographic Association's inaugural lunch seminar on June 10th 2021. A recording of the talk is available online, recorded by chair Luzia Germann and cut and hosted by Philipp Hans.

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July 2, 2021
Ph.D. thesis award for our researcher

Nobody is born as the perfect scientist. It takes a lot of time for training and education, ample experience, as well as passion and dedication to conduct cutting-edge research. We are very proud that our post-doctoral researcher Yunyun Gao's Ph.D. thesis got an award as one of the best of his cohort by the "Freundes- […]

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June 1, 2021
Thorn Lab is hiring!

Thorn Lab and the Coronavirus Structural Task Force are looking for an experienced web designer to pick up responsibility to improve the look and feel of our webistes, https://thorn-lab.com and https://insidecorona.net. We are an international team of scientists at Hamburg University researching the latest methods of data analysis in structural biology and thoroughly investigating the […]

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