Life Science and Engineering: Data Analytics, Neuroscience and Multiscale Biomedical Engineering
For the 35th time, the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University are organizing the Umbrella Symposium. After the last conference had to be held digitally, all participants are pleased to be able to meet again this year. From May 16 to 18, the Umbrella Symposium will take place at RWTH Aachen University. Registrations are still possible until April 30.
The German Research Foundation (DFG) is establishing eight new Priority Programmes (SPP), two of them at RWTH Aachen University, headed by JARA scientists. For the total of eight new collaborations, selected from 29 submitted initiatives, approximately 53 million euros will be made available for an initial period of three years.
Since the beginning of Russia's military attack on Ukraine, not only politicians in Germany have been concerned with the question of whether an energy supply without Russian gas and oil would be feasible. Now, scientists from the JARA partner Forschungszentrum Jülich have taken up this question. From the detailed analyses, the experts derived key statements and recommendations for action on the extent to which and how the loss of Russian natural gas imports can be compensated for on different time scales, within a few days, months and years.
More than 550,000 euros have been donated for the aid campaign “RWTH and Uniklink RWTH Aachen Help Ukraine” so far. Several trucks can be sent out fully loaded with medical supplies every week. When JARA-SOFT member Prof. Andrij Pich accompanied the first large aid convoy as part of the “RWTH and Uniklink RWTH Aachen Help Ukraine” campaign, the doctors there told him they had to close wounds with their bare hands during operations due to the lack of equipment. “It was very moving to see the doctors’ joy as they accepted the supplies,” Pich recounts.
Prof. Katrin Amunts received a special award for her outstanding commitment to neuroscience on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. North Rhine-Westphalia's Science Minister Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen presented the 59-year-old with the Cross of Merit 1st Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany at the Ministry of Culture and Science in Düsseldorf.