Joint Research Center for Computational Biomedicine

The Joint Research Center for Computational Biomedicine is dedicated to research, development and application of advanced computational technologies for biomedicine in research and clinics.


The JRC has been founded in 2013 as the first private-public partnership between RWTH Aachen University, University Hospital Aachen and Bayer AG as industrial partner. Today the JRC integrates four institutes from the faculty of medicine, all dedicated to research, application, and teaching in advanced computational methods for systems biology, systems medicine and healthcare utilization. As a hub for computational research, the JRC has tight interactions with biological and clinical research groups as well as with the computational science community at RWTH Aachen University and FZ Julich.


(Participation in large consortia and strategic cooperations)

  • Center for Computational Life Sciences (CCLS)
  • Prognosis MONID (BMBF)
  • Bio2Integrate
  • SMITH Consortium (Medizininformatik Initiative BMBF)
  • NHR4CES (SimLab Digital patient)
  • Fibromap – E:med BMBF
  • Clinical Research Group CRU 344 (MPN)
  • Clinical Research Group CRU 5011 (InteraKD)
  • Mc Gill University, Montreal
Industry Cooperations
  • Bayer AG, Leverkusen
  • ATOS SA, Munich
Academic community activities
  • Max Planck Institute Magdeburg (AS, Kuratorium)
  • Clinnova Consortium (Luxemburg) (AS, Scientific Advisory Board)
  • Profilbereich Medical Science & Technology MedST, Aachen (AS, Steering Committee)
  • Profilbereich Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie ICT, Aachen (AS, Guest Steering Committee)
Highlight Publications

To see the highlight publications, please click here.

How to find us

The JRC is located at the 3rd floor of the MTZ building, Pauwelsstr. 19, 52074 Aachen at the RWTH Aachen Campus Melaten.