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JARA – Jülich Aachen Research Alliance

Focusing Expertise - Shaping the Future
In the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA), RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich pool their outstanding expertise in five research sections, a JARA-Center and four

JARA-Instituts.These common efforts open up new research opportunities and facilitate projects that would not be attainable for either of the partners on their own. Furthermore, their attention is always focused on the grand challenges facing society.

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The demands for modern materials, which are used in communication technology, for example, are very high. Efficiency, sustainability, space and cost savings are just a few of the keywords that are related to this. Meeting these demands requires the design of novel materials with specific characteristics. Scientists from Jülich and Berlin have now succeeded in bringing together artificial intelligence and nanotechnology to structure a material surface at the molecular level.

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The neurodegenerative disease Friedreich's Ataxia is one of the rare diseases. For those affected, the disease means a very restricted and shortened life. There is still no effective therapy available today, so the two JARA-BRAIN scientists Prof. Jörg B. Schulz and Prof. Kathrin Reetz have been researching the mechanisms and therapies of Friedreich's Ataxia for several years now. Together with a European team of experts, the two researchers are now playing a major role in the NICOFA study, which is investigating nicotinamide as a therapeutic drug.

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On 01 March 2019 the international graduate school "Helmholtz School for Data Science in Life, Earth and Energy" (HDS-LEE) was launched. The Graduate School offers an interdisciplinary environment for the education of the next generation of data scientists in close contact with domain-specific knowledge and research. Two of the first doctoral students and especially their research have now been presented on the website of the Helmholtz Association.

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