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.
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.
The Association for the Promotion of MINT Education (MNU) awarded the Archimedes Prize to the physics app "phyphox". JARA-FIT scientists Prof. Christoph Stampfer and Dr. Sebastian Staacks, both from the II Physics Institute of RWTH Aachen University, developed the app in cooperation with PhD students and students of the institute.
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.
On 10th and 11th April 2019 the first JARA-CSD Workshop took place in Aachen. The aim of this workshop was to design the research program in the JARA-CSD based on the already defined "Grand Challenge Problems" in the JARA-CSD. The workshop was aimed at scientists already working in the JARA-CSD context. In the course of the workshop, it was clarified how the cooperation in the CSD can address the issues and what concrete financing options are.