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International Helmholtz Research School
of Biophysics and Soft Matter

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The IHRS BioSoft was established at Forschungszentrum Jülich and is run in collaboration with the universities of Cologne and Düsseldorf and caesar Bonn. The school is funded by the Helmholtz Association; twelve groups actively participate in teaching and research. PhD students mainly work within their own group, but are also part of the IHRS BioSoft that provides them with additional support and training opportunities.




German-speakers can find a German profile of the IHRS BioSoft on the websites of The profile also contains interviews with an alumnus of the PhD program and with a participant in our guest student programme.


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The Helmholtz Association is a community of scientific-technical and biological-medical research centres. Its work follows in the tradition of the great German physician and physicist, Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1894).

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