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Research Centers of the Helmholtz Association

More than 31,000 staff members in 18 Helmholtz Centers work on a wide range of topics, such as A for astrophysics, B for biology, C for cell research, and so on. The most modern scientific infrastructure, including, in particular, large-scale facilities and instrumentation, make the research institutes centers for outstanding scientific work.

The Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres

The Helmholtz Association contributes to solving major challenges facing society, science and industry with top scientific achievements in six research areas: Energy, Earth and Environment, Health, Key Technologies, Structure of Matter, Transport and Space. With an annual budget of approximately 3,3 billion euros, the Helmholtz Association is Germany’s largest scientific organisation. Its work follows  the tradition of the great natural scientist Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1894). www.helmholtz.de/en

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research

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AWI

Scientists at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) are researching the poles, seas and climate. They aim to unravel the changes taking place in the global environment and System Earth which are partly natural and partly caused by human action.
http://www.awi.de/en

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AWI

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY

DESY
DESY

DESY is one of the world’s leading accelerator centres. DESY develops, builds and operates large accelerator facilities, which are used to investigate the structure of matter. The combination of photon science and particle physics at DESY is unique in Europe.
http://www.desy.de

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DESY

German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ)

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DKFZ

The German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) in Heidelberg is working to identify and understand the causes of cancer diseases and to improve treatments and therapies.
http://www.dkfz.de/en

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DKFZ

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

DLR
DLR

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) headquartered in Cologne is Germany's national centre for research and technology development in aeronautics and aerospace. In addition DLR holds a leading position in the selected research fields of energy and transportation.
http://www.dlr.de/en/

 

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DLR

German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)

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DZNE

Since 30th April 2009 new official member of the Helmholtz Association the Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases) develops new preventative measures and therapy procedures for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson`s disease and dementias.
http://www.dzne.de/index.php?site=home&L=2

 

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DZNE

Forschungszentrum Jülich

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FZJ

Health, Energy & Environment, Information and Key Competency: Four core areas make up the profile of the Research Centre in Jülich.
http://www.fz-juelich.de/portal/home

 

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FZJ

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

GSI
GSI

The GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt uses a modern accelerator facility to do basic research in physics and also carries out biophysical and radiation medicine research.
http://www.gsi.de

 

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GSI

GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Geomar
Geomar

The centres’ mandate is the interdisciplinary investigation of all relevant aspects of modern marine sciences, from sea floor geology to marine meteorology.
http://www.geomar.de

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Geomar

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie

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HZB

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB, former HMI) researches new materials and complex engineering materials. Its work focuses on the connection between the technical properties and microscopic structure of a material. Solar energy research represents the institute's second core research area, especially the development of new solar cell materials.
http://www.helmholtz-berlin.de/index_en.html

 

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HZB

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)

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HZDR

How does matter behave in strong fields and at small-scale dimensions? How can malignant tumours be identified at an early stage and treated effectively? How can resources and energy be utilised in an efficient and safe manner? The researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf are seeking to answer these questions.
http://www.hzdr.de/db/Cms?pNid=0

 

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HZDR

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

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HZI

The Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig researches infectious disease as well as their prevention and treatment.
http://www.helmholtz-hzi.de/en/

 

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HZI

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

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UFZ

The UFZ aims to research the interactions between humans and environment in impacted and damaged landscapes. Concepts and processes developed by the UFZ aim to help secure the natural foundations of life for following generations.
http://www.ufz.de

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UFZ

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research

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HZG

How will we get our energy in the future? How can we master the threat of climate change? And how can medicine help us respond to demographic change? Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research are developing concepts that will provide answers to these questions.
http://www.hzg.de/index.html.en

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HZG

Helmholtz Zentrum München- German Research Center for Environmental Health

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HMGU

The Helmholtz Zentrum München in Neuherberg studies the complex systems of life at the interface between environmental impact and genetic predisposition.
http://www.helmholtz-muenchen.de/en/start/index.html

 

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HMGU

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

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GFZ

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam combines all solid earth science fields including geodesy, geology, geophysics, mineralogy and geochemistry, in a multidisciplinary research centre.
http://www.gfz-potsdam.de/portal/-

 

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GFZ

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

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KIT

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was created on 1 October 2009 when the Helmholtz Association’s Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe merged with the Universität Karlsruhe. KIT is one of the world’s largest institutions for teaching and research and has the potential to become an international leader in certain fields. The institute is active in the following areas: energy, climate and environment, nano and microtechnology, elementary particle physics and astroparticle physics, communication and computation, people and technology, mobility systems, new and applied materials, and optics and photonics.
http://www.kit.edu/english

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KIT

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch

MDC
MDC

The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch combines microbiological basic research with clinical research in order to develop new diagnosis and treatment methods for serious diseases.
http://www.mdc-berlin.de

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MDC

Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics

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IPP

The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Garching concentrates on nuclear fusion research. Its goal is to emulate on Earth the way the Sun generates energy.
http://www.ipp.mpg.de/eng/

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IPP