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Bacterial Gene Ensures Balance
Jülich, 17 May 2016 – Some bacterial strains contain a sort of "maker gene". It sets in motion a complex cell machinery that digests and recycles proteins. Jülich scientists have discovered that the marker gene also plays a major role in the iron balance and thus the growth of cells. These new findings could help to combat infectious diseases such as tuberculosis. The article, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, was selected as the Editor’s Choice by the journal Science Signaling.
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Jülicher Klimaforscher Astrid Kiendler-Scharr, Martin Riese und Andreas Wahner

Jülich Experts on the Climate Summit

The world conference on climate change starts in Paris at the end of November. The negotiations are based on the latest assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), to which Jülich climate researchers also contributed. In Jülich's effzett magazine they explain why the report is so important.
 Contacts: climate change – Jülich experts (PDF, 73 kB)

 effzett 3/2015: offprint on climate change (PDF, 792 kB)

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Modelling the Human Brain

To understand the human brain using simulation – that’s the vision of the Human Brain Project (HBP). In order to make it a reality, researchers from 23 countries are working together to build a unique infrastructure that will allow them to establish and further develop a brain research and information technology network. Jülich scientists will contribute their expertise primarily in the areas of structure and function of the brain, as well as supercomputing and simulation. more: Modelling the Human Brain …


Cooperations and Alliances

Just as global trade flows have become an established phenomenon in the past decades, modern research also takes place in global networks. Forschungszentrum Jülich is a powerful hub in the international research network. More: Cooperations and Alliances …


60 Jahre Forschungszentrum: Konstrukteure am Werk

Forschungszentrum Jülich Turns 60

In 2016, Forschungszentrum Jülich is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Why not explore our gallery of impressions from the past six decades? watch video (3min 42sec) Multimedia: Forschungszentrum Jülich Turns 60 …