2nd Heidelberg Forum for Young Life Scientists
Posted December 30 2011
The international, inter-institutional and interdisciplinary symposium organized by Heidelberg PhD students will take place from 23 to 24 February 2012

The initiative for the "Heidelberg Forum for Young Life Scientists" was started in 2009, with the first forum taking place from 10th to 11th September 2009 at the German Cancer Research Center's Communication Center. The event is organized by PhD student representatives from Heidelberg University Biochemistry Center (BZH), the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research (MPI), the Hartmut Hoffmann-Berling International Graduate School of Molecular and Cellular Biology (HBIGS), CellNetworks, and the Center for Molecular Biology Heidelberg (ZMBH). It attracted around 300 participants including PhD students and postdocs from Heidelberg and abroad. The two-day conference featured keynote speakers such as Nobel Prize laureate Tim Hunt and Distinguished Research Professor Eric Stanbridge, among others.


The "Forum" serves as an ideal opportunity to bring together the diverse know-how of scientists from the Heidelberg institutes and expertise of renowned researchers from abroad. With PhD students of different nationalities and varied educational backgrounds, a highly interdisciplinary and interactive atmosphere is created which promotes networking among students from the different institutes.


The next Forum will take place at the DKFZ in Heidelberg, Germany on February 23rd and 24th 2012. This years' exciting program will focus on four main aspects of novel biomedical and biological research topics, namely Cell Biology, Genomics and Epigenomics, Future Medicine as well as Bioethics. Beside lectures given by prominent keynote speakers and young group leaders, the 2012 two-day conference program will provide PhD students with the chance to give oral and poster presentations, which will be selected on the basis of the submitted abstracts. Furthermore, the program will include a number of workshops presenting cutting-edge research tools. In addition, get-together events will provide an opportunity to further communicate with the speakers and build social and/or professional networks with other participants.


Heidelberg Forum for Young Scientists website

Online registration

Abstract submission deadline: 10 January 2012