News & Events

The Health + Life Science Alliances’ first big event – the ScienceSplash – has rushed by between three incredible keynote speakers – ERC President Maria Leptin, Nobel Laureate Stefan Hell and Curative Drug Inventor Stephan Urban – as well as some exciting elevator pitches, networking, career advice sessions and finally, a fun, creative workshop!

Save the date for Andrew Dykstra’s Visitor Lecture on identifying neural mechanisms of hearing in noise across spatiotemporal scales on July 12, 1 pm at INF 328, Heidelberg!
Visiting scientist Andrew Dykstra from the University of Miami is being hosted by Alexander Gutschalk at the university clinic Heidelberg (UKHD). This visit is supported by funding from the Visitor Program of the Health + Life Science Alliance Heidelberg Mannheim.

The Summer School will take place from Aug 31 – Sept 01, 2023 at Marsilius-Kolleg Heidelberg. It strives to enhance interactions within the scientific community particularly in Heidelberg-Mannheim with excellent international, national and local leaders presenting their newest work. The summer school will cover a broad range from basic research to clinical applications in multiple cancer disciplines and is organised by Rene Jackstadt (Hi-STEM, DKFZ), Johannes Betge (Universitätsmedizin Mannheim), Jens Puschhof (DKFZ) and Bruno Christian Köhler (University Hospital Heidelberg). Abstract submission open until 31.07.2023.

The first Visitor Lecture funded by our Visitor Program:
Visual Rule Learning skills in the first year of life
Roberta Bettoni, Department of Psychology, University of Milano-Bicocca
Host: Stefanie Peykarjou, Psychological Institute, Heidelberg University
28 June, 10:00 am
Hörsaal II
Psychological Institute, Hauptstr. 47-51
Heidelberg University

The Alliance sponsors the International Summer School “Nature-based Solutions for tackling Global Health Challenges” from Aug 7-11, 2023 in Heidelberg. Explore the innovative potential of win-win Nature-based Solutions (NbS) to tackle pressing global health challenges. The course is organised by the Climate-Sensitive Infectious Diseases Lab in collaboration with Heidelberg Institute for Global Health (HIGH), Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Computing (IWR) and Heidelberg Centre for the Environment (HCE).

The Alliance is delighted to support the 5th Summer School in Medical Physics 2023 at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) about the topic “Data Science and Machine Learning in Radiotherapy” taking place from Aug. 28 to Sep. 22 2023 in Heidelberg as hybrid event. The summer school is designed for researchers and clinical trainees with a background in Physics, Medical Physics, Medical Engineering, Radiation Therapy, Radiology or similar. Do not miss the science slam or poster session and win one of the prizes.

On 26 April 2023, the Health + Life Science Alliance welcomed the new interinstitutional postdocs on board. 23 postdoctoral researchers have been selected for funding by the Alliance in 2022. They join the Alliance coming from seven different countries and have just recently started with their interdisciplinary projects between at least two Alliance institutions.

Maja Bencun just started an inter-institutional position at our member institutions University Clinic Heidelberg (UKHD) and Heidelberg University! Within the project ‘Functional characterization of uORF-encoded microproteins’ and together with Prof. Christoph Dieterich and Prof. Rebecca Wade, she will explore the importance of small ORF-encoded microproteins in cardiac physiology and disease.

The state of Baden-Württemberg has cleared the way for two of our member institutions – the University Hospital Heidelberg and the University Medical Centre Mannheim – to join their forces. With this declaration of intent, negotiations between the state and the city of Mannheim and with the university partners are now to begin as soon as possible. This is an important decision for an internationally outstanding innovation ecosystem in medicine and the life sciences. More info here (German).