Top Level Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf
The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres pursuing new insights that will allow us to maintain and improve all of our lives. That is why the HZDR conducts research in the sectors health, energy, and matter in Dresden and at three other locations. Our large-scale facilities are also available to external guests from around the world to help answer the decisive questions of our societies.
Establishing interdisciplinary research, focusing on the future, and thinking outside the box are all paramount to us. That is why we are working closely together with other research facilities within the Helmholtz Network. We also cooperate with universities and non-university partners to form strategic partnerships like Dresden-concept.
In the fields of Energy
, approximately 500 HZDR scientists are building bridges between physics, chemistry, biology, geoscience and medicine to solve the great challenges facing our society.
Scientific research equipment of national and international importance is operated at the HZDR and as such the HZDR is coordinating member and partner of numerous cooperations and projects. The scientific facilities are equally available to external guest researchers
from science and economy.
In addition to its headquarters in Dresden, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf has four other research sites: Grenoble/France, Freiberg, Leizpig, and Schenefeld near Hamburg. A secondary site in Dresden is located at the University Hospital Dresden.
Projects for the Future
In order to prepare the Helmholtz center in Dresden even better for the future four large projects are currently in progress: Petawatt laser systems at the ELBE Center for High Power Radiation Sources, a Center for Radiopharmaceutical Tumor Research, the project DRESDYN, and the "Helmholtz International Beamlines" at the European XFEL in Hamburg.
The Helmholtz Association promotes innovative research collaborations between Helmholtz centers, universities and further academic partners at home and abroad. The HZDR is actively involved in the Helmholtz Alliance LIMTECH, two Helmholtz Virtual Institutes and several roadmap processes for research infrastructures as well as Helmholtz cross program initiatives. HZDR also hosts the Helmholtz Research School NanoNet.
Strategic Partnerships and Collaborations
To concentrate competencies and share expertise efficiently, the HZDR works closely with national and international Partners inside and outside the Helmholtz Association. The Center thus is active in many important associations and competence networks.