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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 six research sections. 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.

The Alzheimer drug candidate PRI-002 developed at the Institute of JARA-SOFT member Prof. Dieter Willbold in Jülich has successfully completed Phase I of clinical research involving healthy volunteers. When administered daily over a period of four weeks, the active substance proved to be safe for use in humans. The next milestone will be the proof of efficacy in patients in clinical Phase II.

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To explain the interaction of the different components of the universe, modern physics uses the four fundamental interactions of the Standard Model of elementary particles. However, these fundamental pillars are not sufficient to answer all questions. A new Europe-wide project will now investigate the strong interactions in order to find answers to the open questions in this area. The Institute of Nuclear Physics at Forschungszentrum Jülich is involved in the STRONG-2020 project.

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The international graduate school "Helmholtz School for Data Science in Life, Earth and Energy" (HDS-LEE) offers positons for doctoral projects in mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and engineering. The graduate school is looking for students interested to work in an interdisciplinary project at the interface between data science and the research areas life & medical sciences, earth sciences, or energy systems/materials.

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