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Get information about talks, workshops and other events in the local life science community in Heidelberg and Mannheim. This information service is kindly provided by the Field of Focus I at Heidelberg University.

Very interesting insights! Read the recently published statement on the establishment of secondary research use of treatment data in Germany (German language) here.

This new technology created by researchers at two Alliance member institutions (dkfz & EMBL EBI) in collaboration with the Sanger Institute and SciLifeLab can trace which populations of breast cancer cells are responsible for the spread of the disease, and for the first time highlights how the location of cancer cells could be as important as mutations in tumor growth. In the future it could be used to interrogate tumor immune system interractions and the formation of treatment resistance.

We are so happy to support the Muscle Health Workshop next Wednesday, Nov 9, at the Centre for Organismal Studies Heidelberg! Learn about muscle development, muscle function, and muscle health and connect with experts within the Health + Life Science Alliance and beyond.
Check out the program here.

Great news! Heidelberg University is at the top rank for the life sciences in Germany in the THE Ranking! Together with the Central Institute of Mental Health (ZI), the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research (MPIMR), the University Hospital Heidelberg (UKHD), and the University Hospital Mannheim, the Health + Life Sciences Alliance established in a perfect environment!

We’re growing! Alik Huseynov recently started a Computational Scientist position at the Health + Life Science Alliance! As part of the Multi-Space Platform project, he will focus on Spatial Omics data analysis and visualization.

We are happy that he joined us at the Health + Life Science Alliance! As part of the Genomic Health project and research associate at the Marsilius-Kolleg he supports and coordinates interdisciplinary research projects and activities that foster connections between the health & lifesciences on the one side, and humanities, law, or social sciences on the other. His work is based on the cooperation of the Marsilius-Kolleg at Ruperto Carola and the Health + Life Science Alliance Heidelberg Mannheim and puts a special focus on questions of anthropology and ethics.

As part of the Synthetic Immunology project, she will establish a Microfluidics Core Facility to foster joint research and actively support researchers with the necessary knowledge and equipment to design, develop and conduct experiments using a broad variety of microfluidic approaches. Feel free to get in touch with her for further information and potential collaborations: sadaf.pashapour[at]

Submit your abstract until October 20th or register until October 31st to join the Symposium “Systems Approaches in Infection and Immunology” at BioQuant, Heidelberg University on 9-10 November! Experts in modelling, systems analysis, infection biology, immunology, and molecular engineering will dive us into the topic.